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

1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races

On 4.1 Mile Beach-Road Course

 

Ormond/Daytona Beach

 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. 1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races Marker
Inscription.  
Feb. 19 - 102.5 mile Sportsman Race
1st – Dick Joslin, 39 Ford; 2nd - Joe Wolf; 3rd – Gwyn Staley
Feb. 20 – 123 Mile Modified – Sportsman Race
1st – Cotton Owens, 38 Plymouth (Chrysler Engine); – 2nd – Herb Thomas; 3rd Earl Moss. (No separate record for modified versus sportsman.)
Feb. 21 – 159.9 Mile Grand National Race
1st – Lee Petty*, 54 Chrysler; 2nd – Buck Baker, 53 Olds; 3rd Curtis Turner; 54 Olds. * Tim Flock finished 1st in 54 Olds but disqualified.

 
Location. 29° 13.811′ N, 81° 0.507′ 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
1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. 1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races Marker
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. Racing on the Beach 1954 (here, next to this marker); 1954 Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1955 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1953 (a few steps from this marker); 1953 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); 1952 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing on the Beach 1952 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1951 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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