Buddy Baker's Gray Ghost #28 Oldsmobile 442

$44.75

Salvinos JR Models 1/25 Buddy Baker's Gray Ghost #28 Oldsmobile 442 1980 Daytona 500 Winner

1/25th scale kit includes 128 injection molded high quality polystyrene parts and the highest resolution decals ever offered in a model car kit

During his career, Baker won nineteen races including the 1980 Daytona 500, NASCAR’s most prestigious race. His victory remains the fastest Daytona 500 ever run, with an average speed of 177.602 mph (285.809 km/h).

 

Baker driving at Pocono Raceway in 1985
Baker is one of nine drivers to have won a Career Grand Slam, by winning the sport’s four majors – the Daytona 500, Aaron’s 499, Coca-Cola 600, and the Southern 500.; Richard Petty, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Kevin Harvick are the other eight to have accomplished the feat. He is the only one of the eight to not win the championship.

He generally raced part-time, competing in every race in only three seasons. He owned a car with Danny Schiff from 1985 to 1989, and was instrumental in the career of Jimmy Spencer. He competed in two International Race of Champions series. His final race in NASCAR was in 1992.

Baker helped run the Buck Baker Racing School with his brother for a number of years.

Baker was the first driver to exceed the 200 mph mark on March 24, 1970 on a closed course test run. His speed was clocked at 200.447 miles per hour (322.588 km/h); a record that was broken later that year by Bobby Isaac. It was recently found out that the Isaac car had two four barrel carbs on it, therefore that run was not done in a legal car.


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  • Model: SJR1980
  • 15 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Salvinos


  
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