Two decades ago, NASCAR racing legend Buck Baker, whose credits include two championships and 46 victories in the NASCAR Winston cup circuit, realized the need for a school to train drivers. He opened the Buck Baker Racing School in 1980, which allowed professionals, racers, corporate groups and fans to experience true NASCAR driving. The Buck Baker Racing School hosts thousands of students and corporate guests annually, with classes in Atlanta, Richmond and Bristol. Many of today’s top drivers have attended his school, including Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, Ward Burton, Tony Stewart, Danny Sullivan and Lynn St. James.
The Buck Baker Racing School teaches the skills that professionals use on the track. You’ll learn what it takes to be competitive in stockcar racing, with state-of-the-art equipment. There are many different courses available to suit the level of experience you wish to attain. The basic course, either one, two or three days long, is designed to teach you the fundamentals of a NASCAR Winston Cup stockcar. A refresher course is offered to graduates of the basic course, where drivers can gain seat time or sharpen their skills. The advanced NASCAR course offers an individual one-on-one training to reach their true potential. The ride-and-drive course is a half day activity where students are taught the basics, then get the chance to drive a Winston Cup Race Car by themselves with other student drivers on the course. There are also the hot lap rides, where guests are driven multiple laps at high speeds in a stockcar!