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

Examples of sprint car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The show will be featured throughout the weekend at various times including Friday at 3:30 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday, Kyle Larson and Brad Sweet’s 410 sprint car tour will debut at Texas Motor Speedway. Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 Apr. 2024 Bowman had missed four races early last season after suffering a fractured vertebra in a sprint car race at a dirt track in Iowa. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 20 Feb. 2024 Larson won the Knoxville Nationals sprint car event Saturday night, returned to IMS at 4 a.m., and got a couple hours of sleep prior to the news conference to unveil his liveries. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Aug. 2023 At a sprint car race later that day, a crowd of 25,000 greeted Mr. DeSantis’s appearance with a chorus of boos. Nicholas Nehamas, New York Times, 10 Sep. 2023 Bowman was sidelined three races while recovering from a back injury sustained during a rollover in a sprint car race. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 26 Aug. 2023 Nearby are semis, some holding the cars of IRA regulars and others, even more impressive, by teams from the All Star Circuit of Champions, one of the biggest sprint car touring series in the country. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2023 It’s expected to be even more challenging Sunday for Alex Bowman, who’ll be racing for the first time since fracturing his vertebra last month at a sprint car race in Hendrick Motorsports’ teammate Kyle Larson’s new racing series in West Burlington, Iowa. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 28 May 2023 According to his obituary, Owen, a University of Cincinnati and Harrison High School graduate, started racing go-carts at age 6 and moved to sprint cars at 15. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sprint car was in 1950

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“Sprint car.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprint%20car. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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