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

Examples of speedway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He's been a senior corporate counsel for the speedway and the series since 2016. Michael Marot, Star Tribune, "Power claims another pole at Indy, Dixon's woes continue," 3 Oct. 2020 Since Roger Penske bought IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway late last year, anticipation built through talk of track wide advancements for the speedway. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "Fans finally experience new-look Indianapolis Motor Speedway," 1 Oct. 2020 In 1910, race fans flocked to the speedway for a three-day Memorial Day weekend extravaganza, but the similar multi-day racing festivals around the Fourth of July and Labor Day fell flat, in terms of attendance. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "Johnny Aitken, the winningest driver in IMS history, made his name in the Harvest Auto Racing Classic," 3 Oct. 2020 The president will deliver remarks at the La Crosse Fairgrounds speedway, an asphalt short track that hosts drag racing and stock car races. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Donald Trump hits western Wisconsin hoping to recapture 2016 support," 27 Oct. 2020 The initial injunction, from June 11, came after the speedway defied restrictions on large crowds implemented to mitigate the spread of the virus. USA TODAY, "Marathon man, Veep visit, mask mandates: News from around our 50 states," 26 June 2020 Not since Indianapolis Motor Speedway was added in 1994 had a Cup race been awarded to a track that was not part of an ownership group for an active speedway. Jenna Fryer, orlandosentinel.com, "NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes," 1 Oct. 2020 The next major infrastructure investment near the speedway broke ground last summer. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, "'It's going to hurt,' NASCAR leaves Kentucky Speedway, Gallatin County economy at risk," 1 Oct. 2020 And though most fans can’t watch in-person, the speedway broadcasts races on Facebook live streams. Andy Yamashita, The Denver Post, "Racing returns to Colorado National Speedway, where “what’s normal is not normal”," 7 July 2020

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First Known Use of speedway

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Nov 2020

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“Speedway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speedway. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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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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