Buck Simmons of Baldwin, Georgia is nothing less than a Georgia legend. Simmons has over 1000 dirt track wins, and is a member of the National Dirt Hall of Fame.
Simmons learned to win early on, taking the win in his third career start at Westminster, S.C. En route to his next 999 victories, Simmons beat some of the best stock car drivers on dirt or on asphalt. He beat out Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough in an asphalt late model event at Baton Rouge, La. He defeated the legendary Dale Earnhardt on a dirt track at Hartsville-Darlington, S.C. Simmons also competed on the Sprint Cup circuit, racing in several superspeedway events in 1979 and 1980.
Simmons won on dirt and asphalt tracks all across the southeast, and was the 1981 National Dirt Racing Association champ. He also took wins in events for the United Dirt Track Racing Association and the Southern All-Stars.
When Simmons climbed out of his legendary number 41 for the last time in 2003, he had amassed 1012 victories.
Simmons passed away on Aug. 12, 2012