25 Best NASCAR Drivers in History

Buck Baker

During his career, Buck Baker took home the Sprint Cup Series championship twice. Between 1949 and 1976, Baker won 46 races, along with 45 poles, and got a whopping 372 finishes in the top 10. Baker was also the first driver to win two championships in the series in a row. His first win was in 1952 at the Columbia Speedway. His retirement came right after the 1979 National 500, making his final win the 1964 Southern 500 at Darlington.

Baker continued to live on as a racing legend even after retiring when he created the Buck Baker racing school. Famous racers like Bobby Allison, Jeff Gordon, and Tony Stewart graduated after receiving his impressive training. Unsurprisingly, Baker is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.