Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Racing on the Beach 1950
Beginning of February “Speedweek” format with Saturday Modified race and Sunday Grand National race, formerly strictly stock. Modified race had 17 cars crash on first lap and 6 more crash after restart. Nearly 2/3 of Modified entrants drove ’39 Fords including winner Gober Sosebee and local driver Fireball Roberts in 2nd. Harold Kite won Grand National race. Red Byron finished 2nd despite shifter and brake problems.
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Location. 29° 13.786′ N, 81° 0.491′ 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 Racing on the Beach 1951 (here, next to this marker); 1950 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); 1951 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 1949 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1952 (a few steps from this marker); 1952 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (within shouting distance of this marker); 1948 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 July 2, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.