speed·​way | \ ˈspēd-ˌwā How to pronounce speedway (audio) \

Definition of speedway

1 : a public road on which fast driving is allowed specifically : expressway
2 : a racecourse for automobiles or motorcycles
3 : a sprint race for motorcycles

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About 150 evacuees were camped out at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, speedway spokesman Scott Cooper said. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina's Outer Banks as Category 1; still awaiting landfall," 6 Sep. 2019 About 150 evacuees were camped out at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, speedway spokesman Scott Cooper said. Washington Post, "Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks," 5 Sep. 2019 Luck would ride his bike to the track, then make his way to the second floor of the Pagoda suites, which are above the final straightaway and house the speedway’s timing and scoring operation. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Everything Andrew Luck Was, Is and Will Be," 3 Sep. 2019 Kansas City International Airport, located less than 30 miles from the speedway, tweeted around 7 p.m. local time that travelers were being taken to parking garage tunnels to wait out the severe weather. al, "Kansas tornado causes multiple injuries and ‘catastrophic’ damages," 29 May 2019 About 150 evacuees were camped out at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina, speedway spokesman Scott Cooper said. Meg Kinnard, Twin Cities, "Hurricane Dorian rakes Carolinas as it moves up the coast," 4 Sep. 2019 Speck was watching the race from the back of his pickup truck, which was parked along the speedway’s inside fence when two race cars collided into one another following a turn, police said. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Spectator, 67, Killed After Race Car Flips Over Fence at Pennsylvania Speedway," 3 Aug. 2019 The 480-acre speedway will allow fans to spread out and also camp out. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Coke Zero Sugar 400 delayed until Sunday at 1 p.m. due to storms," 6 July 2019 His son won the Daytona title at the same speedway where his father crashed just three years later and six years after his father won the cup in 1998. Doha Madani, NBC News, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive fiery plane crash in Tennessee," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of speedway

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of speedway was in 1894

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English Language Learners Definition of speedway

chiefly US : a track where cars or motorcycles race
British : the sport of racing motorcycles on a special track

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