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Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

North Turn

Daytona Beach Racing

 
 
North Turn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
1. North Turn Marker
Inscription.
This is the site of the original North Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 through 1958. Sanctioned motorcycle racing was conducted on this course from 1948 until 1960. Vehicles racing on the 4.1 mile beach road course would travel north on the hard packed sand beach, turning left through the banked sand north turn, and then travel south on the two lane paved Atlantic Avenue until they reached the start/finish line at the banked south turn, thus completing one lap.
 
Location. 29° 6.532′ N, 80° 56.634′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Atlantic Avenue and North Turn Approach, on the left when traveling south on South Atlantic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4511 S Atlantic Ave, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Atlantic Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Green Mound State Archaeological Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); 143 Beach Street (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hasty Cottage Post Office
North Turn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. North Turn Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Meyer-Davis House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cistern (approx. 1.9 miles away); South Turn (approx. 2 miles away); Cuban Rafts (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
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North Turn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
3. North Turn Marker
1955 Daytona Beach NASCAR Race at the North Turn image. Click for full size.
By Photo courtesy Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grille
4. 1955 Daytona Beach NASCAR Race at the North Turn
North Turn Access as it looks today image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
5. North Turn Access as it looks today
Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grille image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
6. Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grille
Photos and memorabilia of this NASCAR racing site are maintained here
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Last updated on March 19, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 2, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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