NASCAR Grand National Racing Trophy Won by Buck Baker, 1956

Summary

Carl Kiekhaefer's team dominated NASCAR in 1955 and 1956. The car that won this trophy was driven by 1956 NASCAR national champion Buck Baker. Kiekhaefer, who founded boat engine builder Mercury Marine, was among the first team owners to run a highly professional operation with dynamometer tests for his engines, transporter trailers for his cars, and uniforms for his crew.

Carl Kiekhaefer's team dominated NASCAR in 1955 and 1956. The car that won this trophy was driven by 1956 NASCAR national champion Buck Baker. Kiekhaefer, who founded boat engine builder Mercury Marine, was among the first team owners to run a highly professional operation with dynamometer tests for his engines, transporter trailers for his cars, and uniforms for his crew.

Artifact

Trophy (Object)

Date Made

1956

Subject Date

1956

Creators

Unknown

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2003.13.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Plastic

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 in

Diameter: 8.25 in

Inscriptions

Plaque on front: GRAND NATIONAL RACE / CHARLOTTE SPEEDWAY / 1956

1956 Chrysler 300-B Stock Car

Details

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