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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts

January 20, 1929 July 2, 1964

 
 
E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 21, 2017
1. E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts Marker
Inscription.  
He brought to stock car racing a freshness, distinction, a championship quality that surpassed the rewards collected by the checkered flag.

Florida Sportswriters’ Award for the most outstanding athlete, 1958

Voted NASCAR's Most Popular Driver, 1957,
Daytona 500 1962, Daytona Firecracker, 1959-62-63,
Southern 500 at Darlington, 1958-1963,
Rebel 300 at Darlington, 1957-1959,
Atlanta Dixie 400, 1960

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesEntertainmentSports.
 
Location. 29° 11.154′ N, 81° 2.267′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Bellvue Avenue, 0.3 miles east of South Clyde Morris Boulevard (State Road 483), on the right when traveling east. Marker located in Daytona Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1425 Bellevue Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Veterans Memorial
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); The Old Kings Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Childhood Home of Dr. Howard Thurman (approx. 1.3 miles away); Betty Jane France (approx. 1½ miles away); The Home of Mr. Harold V. Lucas, Sr. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Olds Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Delos A. Blodgett House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Fireball Roberts. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 23, 2017.) 
 
E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, August 21, 2017
2. E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts Marker
“Fireball” Roberts circa 1964 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Racingforums.com
3. “Fireball” Roberts circa 1964
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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