NASCAR Needs to Rename the Lake Now
After the horrendous murder of nine innocent people in Charleston last week there has been a huge rush to purge Civil War memories from the Southern USA as quick as possible. Lost in this conversation as NASCAR gets ready to head back to Daytona for their annual 4th of July race weekend is the true origin of the name of the lake in the infield at Daytona International Speedway.
“NASCAR is concerned that the true meaning behind the name of the lake will come out in the midst of all of this uproar over the Confederate Battle Flag,” said an unnamed source at NASCAR headquarters in Daytona. “NASCAR concocted this false narrative that it was named after a political figure that helped Big Bill France get the deal done but there is a dirty secret Big Bill hid from everyone including some in his own family!”
When he moved to the Daytona area in 1935 William Henry Getty France bought a piece of property owned by the family of a semi-famous Civil War General of the Confederate Army.
“Saxton Ferguson Lloyd was a two star General who served under General Lee in the quarter master corp of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia,” said our unnamed source. “Saxton moved to Florida after the war and his son Nathan would become famous in the local area for staging manatee races in the early part of the 20th century. Big Bill vowed to honor this family someday and made good with his promise when he built the speedway in Daytona.”
NASCAR was quick to announce that merchandise with the Confederate Flag would not be sold or displayed at NASCAR properties and International Speedway Corporation also followed their lead. Nothing has been said about whether Lake Lloyd will be renamed or not before some investigative reporter uncovers the dirty little secret about the lake.
“The Daytona Rising project removed the former “White Only” drinking fountains that have been at the track since it opened in 1959,” said our unnamed source. “The few people at NASCAR who know the dirty secret about the lake even asked to have the lake renamed in a ceremony during the 4th of July weekend but we were rebuked.”
Rosa Parks Lake would be a great name in my opinion!
That’s the way I see it.