Historic Markers Across Florida



E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts



Marker ID:  
Location: 425 Bellevue Ave, Daytona Beach, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 11.154    W 081° 2.267
  29.1859    -81.03778333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts
January 20, 1929 July 2, 1964

He brought to stock car racing a freshness, distinction, a championship quality that surpassed the rewards collected by the checkered flag.

Florida Sportswriters’ Award for the most outstanding athlete, 1958

Voted NASCAR's Most Popular Driver, 1957,
Daytona 500 1962, Daytona Firecracker, 1959-62-63,
Southern 500 at Darlington, 1958-1963,
Rebel 300 at Darlington, 1957-1959,
Atlanta Dixie 400, 1960