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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All around the speedway, minivans and pickup trucks line up, bumper to bumper, and inch their way out. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019 The speedway has opened its campgrounds to Southerners escaping Hurricane Florence . Jeff Martin, Fox News, "Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters," 12 Sep. 2018 The car chiefs for the Bowman and Larson teams were ejected from the speedway. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Three Chevys including pole-sitter Kyle Larson fail inspection, sent to back of Dover field," 6 May 2018 Wallace has had an eventual weekend in Talladega so far, with his Thursday interviews followed up by surprise appearances with fans and in administrative buildings across the speedway. Cheryl Wray, AL.com, "Alabama driver Bubba Wallace Jr. hopes to taste victory in Talladega's GEICO 500," 28 Apr. 2018 And the DXC Technology employees from the nearby Plano office will be flooding the speedway this weekend. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "How Frenchman Simon Pagenaud has become TMS' darling this weekend," 8 June 2018 Last year's pole was pretty special to get my first pole like that, at a super speedway with new asphalt, with new profile of Turns 1 and 2. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Diabetes hasn't stopped Charlie Kimball from chasing his IndyCar dreams," 6 June 2018 Burdened by costs, escalating risks and pushback from local residents, mass outdoor concerts in Britain and the U.S. would soon head for large sports arenas, speedways and stadiums. Marc Myers, WSJ, "How Joni Mitchell Managed a Rowdy Crowd," 12 Sep. 2018 Newk's open in the Presdio A new chain restaurant, Newk's Eatery, is open in the Presidio shops in north Fort Worth with a second location coming in Champions Center near the speedway. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "When even the museum cafe is a gallery: Murakami blockbuster comes to The Modern," 4 June 2018

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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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