Events on February 10th
Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.
Daytona Beach NASCAR Grand National Race on the beach and road course, won by Marshall Teague in a Hudson Hornet.
Daytona native Marshall Teague won the NASCAR Grand national race on the 4.1 mile beach and road course for the 2nd straight year.
The scheduled 160 mile race ended 2 laps early due to an incoming tide. Teague led from lap 2, crossing the line 1 minute, 21 seconds ahead of Herb Thomas. Both were in identical Hudson Hornets owned and prepared by Teague. Teague wasn't allowed to compete until he payed a $574.50 fine for driving in a non-NASCAR race in November 1951. The event also saw Joie Ray become the first black/Afro-American driver to compete in a GN race.
New Smyrna Beach Speed Week feature race won by Paul Goldsmith in a factory entered race-prepared Corvette
At the New Smyrna Beach municipal airport in Florida, the Speed Week feature car race is held, for professionals and amateurs. Chevrolet enters a 1957 race-prepared Corvette, driven by Paul Goldsmith, who finishes fourth. Bill Mitchell's Corvette SR-2 is the race's pace car.
Marshall Teague sets a then unofficial closed course speed record of 171.821 mph. He died the next day in a qualifying run.
2nd American Challenge Cup at Daytona Beach, Florida, won by Fireball Roberts
Daytona Beach, Florida. The 10 lap NASCAR Race of Champions won by Fred Lorenzen in a Ford at an average speed of 163.29 mph.