Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Racing on the Beach 1936
Inaugural Daytona Beach stock car race 240 on 3.2 mile beach road course qualifying speeds from 58.6 to 70.39 mph. Milt Marion in ’36 ford convertible declared winner at average speed just over 52 mph; 2nd- Bea Shaw; 3rd- Tommy Elmore; 4th- Sam Purvis; 5th-Bill France. City of Daytona Beach lost money despite big crowds, reluctant to stage stock car races next year.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Sports.
Location. 29° 13.727′ N, 81° 0.463′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from North Atlantic Avenue 0.1 miles north of Main Street. Marker located beachside near Daytona Beach Pier. The best way to see this marker is to park in the parking garage on the west side of Atlantic Avenue. Walk over the pedestrian bridge on the second floor, keep walking past the shops and restaurants toward the ocean. The marker is a distance on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1020 N Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Racing on the Beach 1936 (here, 1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1935 (a few steps from this marker); The Bluebirds (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1937-1938 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1939 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1933 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1932 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.