sprint car


Definition of sprint car

: a rugged racing automobile that is midway in size between midget racers and ordinary racers, has about the same horsepower as the larger racers, and is usually raced on a dirt track

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Stewart has won eight times in sprint cars this season, most recently July 28 in West Burlington, Iowa, with the All Stars, and won at Plymouth in 2013. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Busy Tony Stewart has a pair of Wisconsin races on his schedule this weekend," 26 Aug. 2019 The track attracted sprint car greats such as Emory Collins and Tommy Milton, a St. Paul native and two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 who was born without sight in his left eye. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "There’s loads of State Fair racing history at the Dakota County Fair," 6 Aug. 2019 He had been offered a ride with Leavine next year, but plans to spend his time with his young son, Tanner, and with his sprint car team. Fox News, "Kasey Kahne retiring from NASCAR because 'highs' don't outweigh 'lows'," 16 Aug. 2018 The Offy was ubiquitous in open-wheel racing for four decades, powering sprint cars and Indy cars alike, including Parnelli Jones’s 1963 Indy 500 winning car. WSJ, "‘Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders’ Review: Beautiful Bodies, Beastly Engines," 26 Nov. 2018 Hodnett was a second generation sprint car racer, having followed his father Hoyette into the sport. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Pennsylvania sprint car racer Greg Hodnett killed in crash," 21 Sep. 2018 Veteran sprint car driver Greg Hodnett was killed in a racing accident at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Penn. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Pennsylvania sprint car racer Greg Hodnett killed in crash," 21 Sep. 2018 Johnson burst onto the national scene in 2016 by winning the Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals, the biggest race of the year for winged sprint cars. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "World of Outlaws star hospitalized after serious crash at Beaver Dam Raceway," 24 June 2018 In 2013, Jason Leffler died following a crash at a New Jersey sprint car race. Houston Chronicle, "World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash," 24 June 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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