NASCAR legend Buddy Baker has died of lung cancer at the age of 74.
SIRIUS/XM NASCAR radio announced his death Monday morning.
Baker had co-hosted the popular show “Tradin’ Paint” with Jim Noble on Fridays. He stepped down in July, citing inoperable lung cancer.
Baker was best known for his win in the 1980 Daytona 500. During that race, he averaged 177.602 miles per hour, according to FOX Sports.
That record still stands today.
Baker is one of eight drivers who have ever achieved the “career grand slam” in NASCAR. Throughout the course of his career, Baker won the Daytona 500, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega and the Southern 500 in Darlington.