Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Racing on the Beach 1953
All starting positions determined by speed in measured mile on beach straight. Modified – Sportsman race had 136 cars take green flag and massive pileup on first lap. 85 cars failed to finish. Top 10 finishers were modifieds. Cotton Owens 1st. Curtis Turner top Sportsman finisher. Bill Blair won Grand National race after leader, Fonty Flock, with 1 lap to go, was pushed to pits for enough gas to finish 2nd.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Sports.
Location. 29° 13.805′ N, 81° 0.504′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from N Atlantic Auenue 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 distance1953 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); 1954 Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); 1954 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 1954 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1952 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1955 (a few steps from this marker); 1951 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 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.