Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Racing on the Beach 1939
Before the first race, a rules change allowed higher compression ratios for increased speeds. Second race won by 1932 Ford with no fenders nor windshield. Prompting rules change to ensure strictly stock appearance. Third race thrilled spectators with closest finish yet. Smokey Purser overcame Sept. 1938 disqualification for his first official win beating Bill France by 50 feet.
Location. 29° 13.736′ N, 81° 0.468′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from N Atlantic Avenue 0.1 miles north of Main St. 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. Racing on the Beach 1937-1938 (here, next to this marker); 1939 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this 1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1940 (a few steps from this marker); 1940 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from 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 1941 (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 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.