Daytona International Speedway: A Look at the Lake

Published 02/20 2014 08:38AM

Updated 02/20 2014 08:54AM

DAYTONA -- Lake Lloyd is a big part of this fabled track's history, named after one of its founding father's, Jay Saxton Lloyd. It's a unique property, and one of the unique things about this more than 500 acre property is 29 acre Lake Lloyd. When they built the high banks back in the 1950's, they had to get dirt from inside the track to create the 31 degree banks. The Lake is stocked with thousands of fish. It's a major perk of camping in the infield.
"What's so wonderful about Daytona, being in the infield, is that you can come out here and fish, have a great time and watch racing or testing. The other day I was out here fishing and I caught a pretty nice sized Cat, about a four pounder, and a guy is shaking on my shoulder and I'm going 'wait a minute, wait a minute', and pretty soon he's asking me what I'm using for bit and I turn around and it's Greg Biffle," said one NASCAR fan.
The Lake goes as deep as sixty feet and they even have water ski shows on it.

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