Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
1954 Stock Car Races
Rejecting 1953 bid to move Speedweek races to Palm Beach County, Bill France recognized crowd problems at beach-road course and prompted local officials to plan permanent 2.5 mile speedway on Daytona mainland. Public authority, formed to get speedway financed and built, asked France to continue February races on beach-road course until new speedway built.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
Location. 29° 13.808′ N, 81° 0.506′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Atlantic Avenue (Local Road A1A) and Auditorium Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 N Atlantic Ave, 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. 1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1953 (here, next to this marker); Racing on the Beach 1954 (a few steps from 1953 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1955 (a few steps from this marker); 1952 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1952 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1951 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (within shouting distance of this marker).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.