Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
1953 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races
On 4.1 Mile Beach-Road Course
98.4 Mile Modified - Sportsman Race
1st – Cotton Ownens, 38 Plymouth (Chrysler Engine); 2nd - Ralph Moody; 3rd – Earl Moses
1st (11th overall) – Curtis Turner; 39 Ford; 2nd (15th overall) – Shorty York; 3rd (18th overall) - Gwyn Staley
159.9 mile Grand National Race
1st – Bill Blair, 53 Olds; 2nd – Fonty Flock, 53 Olds; 3rd Tommy Thompson, 53 Lincoln
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
Location. 29° 13.801′ N, 81° 0.502′ 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 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. 1952 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1953 (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1952 (a few steps from this marker); 1954 Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); 1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); 1951 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1954 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1951 (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 October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.