Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Racing on the Beach 1940
In first race, a car flipped on its roof. Driver being loaded into an ambulance regained consciousness, got help uprighting car, reentered race to finish 15th. Cannonball Bob Baker, who worked at France’s local gas station, outran him for third place. France won year’s 2nd race in 1939 Buick slowing so race would look closer. Before year’s final race, rules changed to only less powerful and lower priced cars than France’s Buick.
Location. 29° 13.741′ N, 81° 0.475′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from N Atlantic Avenue 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. 1940 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); 1939 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races Racing on the Beach 1939 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1941 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1937-1938 (a few steps from this marker); 1941 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); 1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing on the Beach 1946 (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 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 2 times this year. 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.