Video: Racing's North Turn - Daytona Beach's Historic Landmark

Racing’s North Turn bar and restaurant is one of the most aptly named hostelries in the world - it marks the actual north turn of the circuit used for the original Daytona Beach races. The cars would thunder down the beach, then make a 180-degree turn back onto public road to head back south, a turn that became more rutted as races progressed and the sand was churned up, but enthralled the huge crowds who turned up to watch their heroes.

Paul Tarsey and the team rounded off their recent Daytona visit with a trip to the famous location, where Daytona Beach evolved from being renowned as the home of record-breaking Land Speed Record runs to a race circuit that from humble beginnings in the 1930s became instrumental in the formation of NASCAR.

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