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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Pauch, an elite modified and sprint car pilot from back in the day, made the trip from his New Jersey home to pay tribute to Brown in person. Allen M. Lloyd, baltimoresun.com, 22 July 2021 All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car race June 3 at the Plymouth Dirt Track has a $26,000 top prize. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 28 Jan. 2023 But that has not dissuaded him from his dream of becoming a sprint car driver. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 1 Dec. 2022 The final race listed on the track calendar for this season is its premier event, the 35th annual Comp Cams Short Track Nationals, one of the nation's most prestigious sprint car races. Steve Rogers, Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2022 After going through several owners, Joe Clay -- who won several championships at the track as a sprint car driver -- purchased the track in 1987 with two partners, brothers Ron and Odus Pack. Steve Rogers, Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2022 Brickyard 400 winner Ryan Newman and 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz are among more than 40 entries for the event, as are two-time USAC national champ Tyler Courtney and top sprint car rookie Emerson Axsom. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 28 July 2022 But the irritation came and went, and given his athletic endeavors and the way a driver can get bounced around in a 900-horsepower sprint car, aches and pains are to be expected. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2022 Grant leads the sprint car standings 872-858 over Seavy. Dave Kallmann, Journal Sentinel, 22 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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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 24 Mar. 2023.

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