Bay Darnell in Lake Lloyd at Daytona International Speedway, 1964.

Bay Darnell became the second driver to end up in Lake Lloyd after losing control of his Ford during a qualifying race for the first ARCA 250 to be held at the track. (ISC Archives & Research Center/Getty Images)

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL — February 12, 1960: A wrecker operator helps remove Tommy Irwin’s 1959 Ford Thunderbird from Lake Lloyd at Daytona International Speedway. Irwin was involved in a first lap crash during the first 100-mile qualifier for the upcoming Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup race and spun off the backstretch into the lake, becoming the first racecar ever to take the plunge. He managed to scramble out unhurt before the car became submerged in the water. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives)

Tommy Irwin’s 1959 Ford Thunderbird was the first, he was involved in a crash during the qualifier for the 1960 Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup race. 

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Bay Darnell in Lake Lloyd – 1964 ARCA race

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Bill France Sr. (second from left) stocking fish in Lake Lloyd with Florida’s commission of game and freshwater fish, 1958. (ISC Images & Archives/Getty Images)

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