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Today in History: May 9

May 09, 2011, Sporting News Wire Service,

1953: Buck Baker wins a 200-lap race at Columbia (S.C.) Speedway to win back-to-back races for the first time in his career. The victory on the half-mile dirt track is the third of his career. Six days earlier, Baker won a 150-lap race at Langhorne (Pa.) Speedway. Baker will not win back-to-back races again until 1956 when he wins consecutive races twice and three consecutive races once. Baker wins a career-high 14 races in 1956 and his first of two Cup championships.