Indy car

noun

In·​dy car ˈin-dē- How to pronounce Indy car (audio)
: a single-seat open-cockpit racing car with the engine in the rear

Examples of Indy car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In collaboration with Meyer Shank Racing’s co-primary sponsor, SiriusXM, Bon Jovi’s SiriusXM channel, Bon Jovi Radio, will be featured on the side pod of Felix Rosenqvist’s No. 60 Indy car for both the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the $1 Million Challenge at Thermal (March 24). Bruce Martin, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 The moment your car gets loose [in Indy cars] there is going to be a crash. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2024 His Indy car highlights include wins in the 2017 and 2020 Indianapolis 500, 2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, 2018 Portland Grand Prix, 2019 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama and Bommarito 500 at WWT Raceway, with four of the six coming with RLL. Bruce Martin, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 In 2024, the team will compete in its 33rd year of competition and will attempt to add to its 30 Indy car wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice and the 2020 Indy 500 with Takuma Sato — their 37 poles, 111 podium finishes and 1992 series championship. Bruce Martin, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 In November 2022, Pratt posted an Instagram picture of herself and Adkins at a University of Georgia football game, and in March 2023, the couple attended an Indy car race together in Florida. Emily J. Shiffer, Peoplemag, 8 Oct. 2023 Sports cars, stock cars, Indy cars, there were a lot of similarities and everything translated, but this is kind of off on its own island. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Sep. 2023 The busiest and most diverse portion of the short summer season delivers motorcycles and Indy cars to the big track, stock cars to the Mile and two major series of sprint car among the many short track options. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2023 Updated starting grid and odds on Friday A number of NASCAR drivers have taken the opportunity to drive an Indy car in testing, in addition to those who’ve done the double like Cup Series champions Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch. Dave Kallmann, USA TODAY, 26 May 2023

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Word History

Etymology

indy by shortening & alteration from Indianapolis, Indiana

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indy car was in 1964

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“Indy car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indy%20car. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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