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Driver: Leon Baker

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Birthday: November 19th

Age: Classified Info

Day Job: Maintenance Technician with Dana Torque and Traction

First Cup Race: Feb. 14 2010
First Xfinity Race: Feb. 24 2007
First Truck Race: Feb. 16 2007

Cup Contract: Through 2017
Xfinity Contract: Through 2017
Truck Contract: Through 2017

E-mail: [email protected]

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FAVORITES

Movies: Have no short term memory so hard to name movies, like lots of action....fav chase scene was Bullit followed by The Transporter. Fast and Furious movies have taken on a new meaning in past month

TV Shows: Really enjoy Person of Interest and the Voice

Food: Mexican first, then Italian

Sports Teams: USC Gamecocks, Carolina Panthers

Music: Really enjoy Christian music anymore. Mainly Third Day and Crowder but have many interests

Hobbies: Spending time serving in my church and my community, spending time with all my kids

Race Track: Is a memory...North Wilkesboro....loved Richmond when it was at the fairgrounds.....would love to go to Bristol at night... has been long time but Charlotte was our last race
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Carl Edwards
(Retired 2016)
# 19
Sponsor: Arris/Stanley
Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
Rookie Year: 2004
Birthdate: 8/15/79
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185
Hometown: Columbia, MS





Other drivers:
Mark Martin
Travis Kvapil
DID YOU KNOW?...

Leon says "I'm married to the most amazing woman. We have a blessed and blended family with me having two sons, she having two daughters, and together having our soon to be 5 year old daughter. Our lives have changed dramatically in the past few years as our Faith has grown and we are becoming the people God has intended for us to be. I am thankful for each day and each breathe I am given"




CUP SERIES CAR INFORMATON
Car #: 28

Make: Ford Fusion

Primary Sponsor: Ford Racing

Associate Sponsors: Baker Skateboards, Racing With Jesus



Past Paint Schemes
2010-13 Ford Racing Ford 2010-13 Ford Racing Ford, rear view
Xfinity Series Car Information


Truck Series Truck Information





CAREER WINS
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Win #
Date
Track
Race Name
Points
CUP SERIES
1.
July 25, 2010
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Brickyard 400
255
2.
November 21, 2010
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Ford 400
360
3.
November 13, 2011
Phoenix Intl. Raceway
Kobalt Tools 500
195
4.
April 1, 2012
Martinsville Speedway
Goody's Fast Relief 500
177
5.
July 15, 2012
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Lenox Industrial Tools 301
200
6.
September 30, 2012
Dover Intl. Speedway
AAA 400
202
7.
November 4, 2012
Texas Motor Speedway
AAA Texas 500
200
8.
June 2, 2013
Dover Intl. Speedway
FedEx 400
179
9.
March 9, 2014
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Kobalt 400
194
10.
October 5, 2014
Kansas Speedway
Hollywood Casino 400
195
11.
September 20, 2015
Chicagoland Speedway
MyAfibRisk.com 400
183
XFINITY SERIES
1.
September 4, 2010
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Great Clips 300
425
2.
February 26, 2011
Phoenix Intl. Raceway
Bashas' Supermarkets 200
244
3.
July 16, 2011
New Hamphire Motor Speedway
New England 200
228
4.
May 25, 2013
Charlotte Motor Speedway
History 300
212
5.
September 27, 2014
Dover Intl. Speedway
Dover 200
219
6.
April 30, 2016
Talladega Superspeedway
Sparks Energy 300
192
TRUCK SERIES
1.
February 16, 2007
Daytona Intl. Speedway
Chevy Silverado HD 250
210
2.
April 28, 2007
Kansas Speedway
O'Reilly Auto Parts 250
190
3.
May 26, 2007
Mansfield Motor Speedway
Ohio 250
158
4.
October 18, 2008
Martinsville Speedway
Kroger 200
398
5.
October 31, 2009
Talladega Superspeedway
Mountain Dew 250
385
6.
November 6, 2009
Texas Motor Speedway
Winstar World Casino 350
395
7.
November 19, 2010
Homestead-Miami Speedway
Ford 200
335
8.
September 16, 2011
Chicagoland Speedway
Fast Five 225
232



CAREER CUP STATS
Year
Finish
Starts
Points
Behind
Wins
2nd Place
3rd Place
Top 5's
Top 10's
Prov.
Most Points
in a week
Least Points
in a week
High Rank
Low Rank
2010
28th
36
3460
-2724
2
2
1
6
10
2
380
0
13
41
2011
36th
36
681
-1653
1
1
0
2
5
2
195
0
35
43
2012
6th
36
2230
-13
4
0
0
6
12
1
202
84
1
37
2013
11th
36
2161
-160
1
0
1
5
11
0
197
110
9
41
2014
29th
36
742
-2410
2
2
1
6
8
1
195
34
4
41
2015
18th
36
829
-4199
1
1
2
5
9
1
196
72
3
33
2016
21st
36
764
-4268
0
2
0
6
8
0
186
42
6
37
Total
21st
252
10867
N/A
11
8
5
36
63
7
380
0
1
43
2017 league stats 2016 league stats
2015 league stats 2014 league stats 2013 league stats
2012 league stats 2011 league stats 2010 league stats


2016 highlights


Did not win a race but finished 2nd place twice

Recorded 6 top 5's and 8 top 10's

Qualified for the Sprint Unlimited & All-Star race


2015 highlights


Won the MyAfibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on 9/20/15

Finished 2nd place once and 3rd place twice

Recorded 5 top 5's and 9 top 10's

Picked 16 polesitters, the most in the league

Finished with 100% for lap leaders per race

Qualified for the Sprint Unlimited & All-Star race


2014 highlights


Won the All-Star race for the first time

Won the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on 3/9/14

Won the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on 10/5/14

Finished 2nd place twice and 3rd place once

Recorded 6 top 5's and 8 top 10's



2013 highlights


Qualified for the Chase for the second year in a row as a wildcard and finished 11th

Won the FedEx 400 at Dover Intl. Speedway on 6/2/13

Finished 3rd place once

Recorded 5 top 5's and 11 top 10's

Recorded 3 consecutive top 5 finishes

Qualified for the All-Star race



2012 highlights


Qualified for the Chase for the first time and finished 6th

Led the standings for 2 weeks

Won the Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on 4/1/12

Won the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on 7/15/12

Won the AAA 400 at Dover Intl. Speedway on 9/30/12

Won the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on 11/4/12

Won a total of 4 races, the most in the league

Recorded 6 top 5's and 4 top 10's

Recorded 3 consecutive top 10 finishes

Finished tied with best picks average of 13.15

Picked 47 top 10 drivers, tied for first in the league

Qualified for the All-Star race



2011 highlights


Won the Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix Intl. Raceway on 11/13/11

Finished 2nd place once

Recorded 2 top 5's and 5 top 10's

Qualified for the Budweiser Shootout and the All-Star race



2010 highlights


Finished as the 2010 Rookie of the Year

Won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 7/25/10, his first career Cup win

Won the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on 11/21/10

Finished 2nd place twice and 3rd place once

Recorded 6 top 5's and 10 top 10's

Recorded 3 consecutive top 10 finishes

Led the Power Gauge for 2 consecutive weeks






CAREER XFINITY STATS
Year
Finish
Starts
Points
Behind
Wins
2nd Place
3rd Place
Top 5's
Top 10's
Prov.
Most Points
in a week
Least Points
in a week
2007
26th
34
3314
-1053
0
0
3
3
9
1
228
-11
2008
18th
35
3565
-743
0
1
1
6
9
2
405
60
2009
29th
35
3078
-1285
0
1
2
3
8
2
380
0
2010
31st
35
3175
-1042
1
2
1
6
8
2
425
0
2011
10th
34
926
-179
2
2
2
8
11
1
244
43
2012
19th
33
815
-269
0
1
0
2
6
0
234
102
2013
24th
33
815
-282
1
1
2
4
8
0
219
123
2014
15th
33
892
-232
1
0
0
5
8
0
227
139
2015
26th
33
847
-251
0
3
1
8
11
1
230
92
2016
31st
33
826
-3227
1
0
2
3
6
0
209
142
Total
23rd
338
18253
N/A
6
11
14
48
84
9
425
-11


2016 highlights


Won the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on 4/30/16

Finished 3rd place twice

Recorded 3 top 5's and 6 top 10's



2015 highlights


Did not win a race but finished 2nd place three times and 3rd place once

Recorded 8 top 5's and 11 top 10's

Recorded 3 consecutive top 5 finishes



2014 highlights


Won the Dover 200 at Dover Intl. Speedway on 9/27/14

Recorded 5 top 5's and 8 top 10's

Picked 22 race winners, the most in the league



2013 highlights


Won the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on 5/25/13

Finished 2nd place once and 3rd place twice

Recorded 4 top 5's and 8 top 10's



2012 highlights


Did not win a race but finished 2nd place once

Recorded 2 top 5's and 6 top 10's

Picked 45 top 10 drivers, tied for first in the league



2011 highlights


Finished in the top 10 of the standings

Won the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix Intl. Raceway on 2/26/11

Won the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on 7/16/11

Finished 2nd place and 3rd place twice each

Recorded 8 top 5's and 11 top 10's



2010 highlights


Won the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on 9/4/10, his first career Nationwide win

Finished 2nd place twice and 3rd place once

Recorded 6 top 5's and 8 top 10's



2009 highlights


Did not win a race but finished 2nd once and 3rd place twice

Recorded 3 top 5's and 8 top 10's



2008 highlights


Did not win a race but finished 2nd and 3rd once each

Recorded 6 top 5's and 9 top 10's

Set a new record by scoring 1251 claim jumper bonus points, the most in the league



2007 highlights


Did not win a race but finished 3rd three times

Recorded 3 top 5's and 7 top 10's




CAREER TRUCK STATS
Year
Finish
Starts
Points
Behind
Wins
2nd Place
3rd Place
Top 5's
Top 10's
Prov.
Most Points
in a week
Least Points
in a week
2007
11th
25
2501
-242
3
0
1
5
7
1
220
41
2008
23rd
25
2131
-643
1
2
0
4
7
1
400
89
2009
12th
25
2311
-560
2
2
1
5
7
1
415
108
2010
23rd
25
2173
-1081
1
1
3
7
8
0
405
104
2011
10th
25
789
-94
1
0
2
5
8
1
232
75
2012
12th
22
733
-104
0
0
0
1
3
0
242
154
2013
38th
22
539
-325
0
2
0
3
3
0
228
126
2014
34th
22
549
-299
0
0
0
1
1
1
230
47
2015
39th
23
556
-329
0
0
0
0
2
1
237
157
2016
19th
23
704
-3353
0
0
0
0
5
0
165
94
Total
22nd
237
12986
N/A
8
7
7
31
51
6
415
41


2016 highlights


Recorded 5 top 10's



2015 highlights


Recorded 2 top 10's



2014 highlights


Recorded 1 top 5 and 1 top 10



2013 highlights


Did not win a race but finished 2nd place twice

Recorded 3 top 5's and 3 top 10's



2012 highlights


Recorded 1 top 5 and 3 top 10's

Recorded 3 consecutive top 10 finishes



2011 highlights


Finished in the top 10 of the standings

Won the Fast Five 225 at Chicagoland Speedway on 9/16/11

Finished 3rd place twice

Recorded 5 top 5's and 8 top 10's

Finished in the top 10 for segment driver points



2010 highlights


Won the Ford 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on 11/19/10

Finished 2nd place once and 3rd place three times

Recorded 7 top 5's and 8 top 10's

Recorded three consecutive top 10 finishes



2009 highlights


Won the Mountain Dew 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on 10/31/09

Won the Winstar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on 11/6/09

Finished 2nd place once and 3rd place twice

Recorded 3 top 5's and 8 top 10's

Finished in the top 5 for segment driver points



2008 highlights


Won the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway on 10/18/08

Finished 2nd place twice

Recorded 4 top 5's and 7 top 10's

Recorded 1799 segment driver points, third best in the league



2007 highlights


Won the league's first race, the Chevy Silverado HD 250 at Daytona Intl. Speedway on 2/16/07

Won the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway on 4/28/07

Finished 3rd place once

Recorded 5 top 5's and 7 top 10's

Recorded 1318 segment driver points, the most in the league

Picked 13 race winners, tied for 2nd most in the league




Trophies & Awards


Cup Series Awards
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2013 Chase Driver:
Finished 11th
2012 Chase Driver:
Finished 6th
2010 Rookie of the Year
2014 All-Star Winner
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