Buddy Baker had a legendary career in NASCAR and is honored and respected by all who know the sport. His career which spanned 36 years Authentic Austin Hooper Jersey , starting in 1959 and ending in 1994 made of Buddy a legend of motorsports. His career statistics are most impressive. Baker had a total of nineteen victories in his career. Add to that 43 second-place finishes, 58 third-place finishes and 52 fourth-place finishes. All this in 699 career races. His pal Authentic Deion Jones Jersey , Richard Petty said of Baker that with any luck he would have won 50 races. His life time winnings were $3 ,635 Authentic Keanu Neal Jersey ,000 and this at a time when the purses were only a fraction of what they are today. At age fifty two shortly after a head injury Baker ended his career .
Buddy Baker started his career at the side of his legendary father, Buck Baker. He wasn't an overnight success. In fact Authentic Takkarist McKinley Jersey , his first win came in his ninth season. His first win came at Charlotte in 1967 in a Ray Fox Dodge. He first won in a Ray Fox Dodge in 1967 at Charlotte. there was a point after eight seasons where Baker questioned if he would ever have a win. He would race more than 200 times before winning his first race.
You may say that 19 wins in 699 races is not that impressed. You may change your mind if you consider which races they were; he won four times at Charlotte, he had four wins at Talladega Authentic Alex Mack Jersey , then two more each at Darlington, Atlanta and Daytona and finally victories at Ontario Authentic Vic Beasley Jr Jersey , Michigan and Texas.
He was known to think that his best season was 1980. It was in that year that he won the Daytona 500 in a car prepared by Waddell Wilson. Fans called that impressive Olds the "Grey Ghost" because Baker drove it so fast it would seem to blend into the asphalt. He won the 500 that year at an average speed of 177 mph, a record that still holds today. Although he just had nineteen starts that year he managed to finish in the top 10 fully 10 times in 1980.
The 1980 Winston 500 was Baker's most memorable race. He managed two defeats a young Dale Earnhardt that year even though he had a nineteen second shortfall to make up. He took the lead with only two laps to go. He earned the esteem of all other drivers at that Winston 500. They were all amazed at his skills at drafting behind leading cars passing them all to gain a victory that had seemed elusive. Baker was modest in victory. He was certain that Dale Earnhardt could have beaten him if he had a little more experience at the time. Years later Baker estimated that in his eyes Earnhardt was the best that ever was behind the wheel.
It was in 1989 at the Coca-Cola 600 that he was seriously injured to the head. A large blood clot developed and had to be removed surgically. His career began to falter after that accident. He did recover and make seventeen more races but then ended his career for good after crashing in a qualifying lap in Atlanta. At age 52 Buddy Baker understood that his time at the top was over.
Baker still maintains ties to the sport as a consultant to Penske South Racing.
VILNIUS， Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania's appointed Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Thursday unveiled his list of proposed cabinet members of the upcoming government.
"Today， I have proposed 14 names of the candidates，" Skvernelis told journalists on Thursday.
The proposed list reflects the major reshuffle in the country's government and the idea of a technocratic government by the Peasant and Greens Union (LVZS)， the winners of the country's parliamentary elections.
Four out of 14 proposed candidates are the members of the coalition parties: three social democrats and one member of LVZS. Skvernelis who led LVZS to the victory is non-partisan.
Two members of the outgoing government have been proposed for the new cabinet. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius， the social democrat backed by the president， is probably to continue his service.
Rokas Masiulis， a non-partisan energy minister， who orchestrated the country's efforts to establish energy independence， has been proposed for the transport and communications ministry.
Raimundas Karoblis， the deputy foreign minister at the outgoing government and Lithuania's former representative to the EU， is probably to take care of the national defense. According to local media， the Lithuanian president was allowed to choose the candidate for the defense and foreign ministers.
Vilius Sapoka， economist and the former head of financial services and markets supervision at the Bank of Lithuania， has been proposed for the post of finance minister.
The mayor of Jonava district in central Lithuania Mindaugas Sinkevicius， 32， a member of the social democratic party， is the candidate to become the minister of economy. Zygimantas Vaiciunas， Lithuania's energy attache in Brussels， has been proposed for the post of energy minister.
Liana Ruokyte-Jonsson， a culture diplomat， actor， translator， is the candidate for the ministers of culture. LVZS has put culture among the most important fields.
LVZS， the leaders of the ruling coalition， have proposed 11 out 14 ministerial candidates. The Social Democratic Party (LSDP)， the leaders of the outgoing government and the partners in the new coalition， lost the parliamentary elections and were left to propose three posts in the government.
According to Lithuanian constitution， the president appoints the ministers proposed by the prime minister. Following the president's approval， the cabinet and its program are subject to approval by the Seimas， Lithuanian parliament.
On Thursday， Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite started series of personal meetings with the ministerial candidates before approving the cabinet.
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