drag strip


Definition of drag strip

: the site of a drag race specifically : a strip of pavement with a racing area at least ¹/₄ mile long

Examples of drag strip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By comparison, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, a specialized drag strip car, was capable of going from zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds and running a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds, according to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Elon Musk promises $25,000 Tesla and says Model S 'Plaid' is coming soon," 22 Sep. 2020 This car will be able to go from zero to 60 miles an hour in under two seconds and run a a quarter-mile drag strip in under nine seconds. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Elon Musk promises $25,000 Tesla and says Model S 'Plaid' is coming soon," 22 Sep. 2020 The 1/4-mile drag strip at the motorsports complex was originally opened in 1964. Bill Roth, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Last big race of the season’ at Alaska Raceway Park," 7 Sep. 2020 On July 11, fans will be allowed to drive cars down the drag strip. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "Houston Raceway Park will broadcast July NHRA event live on big screen," 29 June 2020 At the drag strip, Edgewater Motor Sports in Cleves, police arrested the organizer of an invitation-only race that reportedly involved about 80 people. Darrel Rowland, Cincinnati.com, "Some Ohioans rebel against coronavirus health orders from Gov. DeWine, Dr. Acton," 10 May 2020 But with a full production interior, six-speed manual transmission, and the need to remain street legal, the Mustang Lithium is at least a couple of seconds slower at the drag strip. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Ford builds a 1,400hp electric Mustang drag racer," 23 Apr. 2020 Last fall, we were given a taste of the Shelby GT500’s supercharged performance on street, highway, track and drag strip. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Snakes alive! Shelby GT500 is the ultimate Mustang," 14 Apr. 2020 But that was on a regular street-like surface, not a sticky, prepped drag strip. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "2020 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at the Drag Strip," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of drag strip

1952, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2020

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“Drag strip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drag%20strip. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of drag strip

: a place where drag races happen

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