Randy Baker

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Randy Baker
Born (1958-05-14) May 14, 1958 (age 61)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
NASCAR Cup Series career
14 races run over 19 years
Best finish54th - 1984
First race1982 Warner W. Hodgdon American 500 (Rockingham)
Last race1996 NAPA 500 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
5 races run over 2 years
Best finish68th – 1989
First race1989 Gatorade 200 (Darlington)
Last race1990 Champion 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Randy Baker (born May 14, 1958) is an American stock car racing driver. Son of NASCAR Winston Cup champion Buck Baker, he competed in NASCAR's top divisions in the 1980s and 1990s, and currently operates a driving school.

Career[edit]

Baker made his racing debut in 1976 at Thunder Valley Speedway in Leesville, South Carolina; he finished 10th in his first Limited Sportsman race.[1] He made his debut in NASCAR's top series, then known as the Winston Cup Series, in 1982 at North Carolina Motor Speedway,[2] finishing 20th in a family-owned Pontiac.[3] Baker would run in a total of 14 Winston Cup races in his career, with a best finish of 17th at the 1987 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway.[3] Baker also competed in five races in the NASCAR Busch Series, now the Xfinity Series, in 1989 and 1990, posting a best finish of 22nd at North Carolina Motor Speedway.[4] Baker's final NASCAR start was at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Winston Cup Series in November 1996; driving for Miles Motorsports, he completed 51 laps before crashing out of the race, finishing 41st.[3]

Baker also competed in Automobile Racing Club of America competition; in 1986 he was injured in a crash at Daytona International Speedway in the Speedweeks ARCA 200.[5]

Baker's last start in racing competition came in an ARCA event in 2008 at Kentucky Speedway; in 2009 he fielded a race team in ARCA for John Ferrier.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Baker is the son of two-time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Buck Baker and the brother of 1980 Daytona 500 winner Buddy Baker. He operates SpeedTech Racing Schools.[7]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NWCC Pts
1982 Buck Baker Racing 87 Pontiac DAY RCH BRI ATL CAR DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT POC RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS CLT MAR CAR
20
ATL RSD 84th 103
1983 DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV BRI CLT RSD POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR ATL RSD NA 0
1984 Buck Baker Racing 87 Buick DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT
24
RSD POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL
39
MCH BRI DAR
27
RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR ATL RSD 54th 219
1985 DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY
DNQ
POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS
DNQ
CLT CAR
21
ATL RSD 85th 100
1986 Chevy DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
42
CAR ATL
22
RSD 83rd 134
1987 DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR TAL CLT
17
DOV POC RSD MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR RSD ATL
20
62nd 215
1988 Olds DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV RSD POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR
36
RCH DOV MAR CLT
DNQ
NWS CAR PHO ATL 82nd 55
1991 Buck Baker Racing 87 Chevy DAY RCH CAR ATL DAR
28
BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR
26
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR PHO ATL 58th 164
1992 DAY CAR
25
RCH ATL DAR
DNQ
BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 75th 88
1996 Miles Motorsports 02 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL
41
67th 40

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NBSC Pts
1989 13 Pontiac DAY CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI NZH SBO LAN NSV CLT DOV ROU LVL VOL MYB SBO HCY DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR
31
RCH DOV MAR CLT
33
CAR
22
MAR 68th 231
1990 88 Pontiac DAY RCH CAR
39
MAR HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT
42
DOV ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NHA CAR
DNQ
MAR 96th 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Randy Baker 10th In Racing Debut". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, SC. June 29, 1976. p. A7. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  2. ^ "Petty Leads Second-Day American 500 Trials". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, SC. October 23, 1982. p. B4. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  3. ^ a b c "Randy Baker - NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  4. ^ "Randy Baker - NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  5. ^ "Baker crashes". St. Joseph Gazette. St. Joseph, MO. February 10, 1986. p. 2B. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  6. ^ McMillan, Ken (February 6, 2009). "Ferrier to make ARCA debut at Daytona". Times Herald-Record. Middletown, NY. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  7. ^ Waters, Jim (November 12, 2002). "Successful Christian coach will lead prayer breakfast". The Daily News. Bowling Green, KY. p. 1B. Retrieved 2012-08-30.

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