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People in the world of motorsports inspire us with their daring and their skill. The death of a NASCAR or Indy great can conjure memories of their past accomplishments and create a collective sense of loss and nostalgia. This memorial site was created to honor and remember motorsports legends, as well as the journalists and broadcasters who have celebrated their achievements.
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1/25/1941 - 8/10/2015

Motorsports Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Buddy Baker

Buddy Baker, a former Daytona 500 winner and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, has died after a brief battle with lung cancer, according to The Associated Press. Baker was 74. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio announced Baker died early Monday. Baker stepped down from his role as co-host of "The Late Shift" for the station last month when he announced he had a "huge tumor" in his lung that was inoperable. Baker won 19 races in what is now the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, including the 1980 Daytona 500....
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