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Posted: August 10, 2015

NASCAR legend Buddy Baker dead at 74

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NASCAR legend Buddy Baker has passed away.

Baker, who won 19 cup races, including the 1980 Daytona 500, announced last month he had lung cancer.

>>PHOTOS: Buddy Baker through the years

Most recently, Baker hosted a show on Sirius XM Radio. They announced his passing around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

Baker was among the nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s class of 2016.

He was 74 years old.

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