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

1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races

On 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course

 

— Ormond/Daytona Beach —

 
1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. 1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races Marker
Inscription.  
Sept. 5, 1937 – 51.2 miles. 1st-Smokey Purser, ‘37 Ford; 2nd-Mike Cone; 3rd-Danny Murphy.

July 10, 1938 – 150.4 miles. 1st-Danny Murphy, ’38 Ford; 2nd-Bill France; 3rd-Mike Cone.

Sept. 5, 1938, 156.8 miles. 1st-Bill France*–‘37 Ford; 2nd-Lloyd Moody; 3rd Woodrow “Pig” Ridings. *Smokey Purser finished 1st but disqualified for failure to allow post race inspection.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 13.731′ N, 81° 0.465′ 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, on the right when traveling north. 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 in this post office area: Daytona Beach FL 32118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. 1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Racing on the Beach 1937-1938 (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1936 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Racing on the Beach 1936 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1939 (a few steps from this marker); 1939 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 1940 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
A Salute To Speed image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
3. A Salute To Speed
A Walk Through Racing History In The Daytona Beach Area
Records
Reveries
Heroes
Speed On The Beach
1903 - 1935
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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