Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Racing on the Beach 1948
Displeasure over public road closing prompted Bill France to eliminate time trials before some Daytona Races. He moved south to more remote Ponce Inlet course. First NASCAR sanctioned race ever held was held here on new Beach-Road course Feb 15, 1948. Winner, Red Byron, praised great mechanic, Red Vogt, who wrenched 10 winners in 13 Beach Races 1940-1948. including 7 in a row. Punctured oil pan kept Red Byron from winning final 1948 Beach Race.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Sports.
Location. 29° 13.768′ N, 81° 0.484′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from N Atlantic Avenue, 0.1 miles north of Main Street. 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. 1947 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); 1948 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1947 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1949 (a few steps from this marker); 1946 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); 1949 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1946 (a few steps from this marker); 1950 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (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 25, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.