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NASCAR Legend Buddy Baker Dies at 74 from Lung Cancer

Buddy Baker, who won 19 NASCAR races in a career that spanned 34 years, died Monday morning at the age of 74 from lung cancer, per SiriusXM NASCAR. "Do not shed a tear," Baker said in his final radio appearance. "Give a smile when you say my name. I'm not saying goodbye. Just talk to you later." NASCAR Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer Brett Jewkes tweeted: Baker's former broadcast co-worker and current Fox Sports reporter Matt Yocum also shared his thoughts: Former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton was complimentary of Baker and his contributions to the sport: Baker posted 311 top-10 finishes and won 38 poles in 700 career starts from 1959-1992. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in...

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