Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Racing on the Beach 1951
Less powerful “Sportsmen’s” cars specified for Speedweek’s 1st race as lower speeds were sought. Many of 91 starting Sportsmen’s cars were detuned modifieds without dual carburetors and racing heads. A racer flipped into dune area smashing 4 spectator’s cars. Gober Sosebee won after Buck Baker and Joe Wolf cars broke. In Grand National race, Tim Flock finished second, after he pitted, he borrowed cars from his brother Fonty’s crew. Marshall Teague won in a Hudson and became 1st stock car racer to receive factory deal including new personal car, salary and inside line on parts.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Sports.
Location. 29° 13.788′ N, 81° 0.494′ 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, 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 1950 (here, next to this marker); 1951 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); 1950 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1952 (a few steps from this marker); 1949 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); 1952 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1949 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1953 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 58 times since then and 10 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.