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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Racing on the Beach 1955

Ormond/Daytona Beach

 
 
Racing on the Beach 1955 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. Racing on the Beach 1955 Marker
Inscription.  
Big incentive money offered to winner. If running fish carburetor, Speedy Thompson claims money, winning Sportsman race by 2.5 minutes, bad crash on lap 20 ended Modified Sportsman race. Al Boggs, seriously burned, dragged from fire by Cotton Owens. Leader, Banjo Matthews, declared winner. Tim Flock declared winner of Grand National race in Carl Kiiekhaefer’s Chrysler when Fireball Roberts disqualified for altered push rods.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 13.813′ N, 81° 0.514′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from North Atlantic Avenue (Road A1A) north of Auditorium Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. 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
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. 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. Racing on the Beach 1954 (a few steps from this marker); 1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); 1954 Stock Car Races (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1953 (a few steps from this marker); 1953 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (within shouting distance of this marker); 1952 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races (within shouting distance of 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
Racing on the Beach 1955 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. Racing on the Beach 1955 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 13 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.

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