stock car


Definition of stock car

1 : a latticed railroad boxcar for carrying livestock
2 : a racing car having the basic chassis of a commercially produced assembly-line model

Examples of stock car in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The final three playoff spots are up for grabs as stock car racing returns to the high-banked superspeedway two weeks after running the road course. Mark Heim |, al, "Coke Zero Sugar 400 live stream: How to watch NASCAR online, TV info, time," 29 Aug. 2020 To the shock of the IndyCar faithful – and the elation of the stock car community – George welcomed NASCAR to have the 1994 Brickyard 400 on Aug. 6 that year — marking the first race other than the Indy 500 held at the track since 1916. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "A lasting legacy: Without the Hulman-George family for the first time since 1946, a chapter of the Indy 500 ends," 23 Aug. 2020 And unlike an endurance car in a 24-hour race, there's no provision made for quick brake jobs on a stock car. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "NASCAR had to tweak the Daytona road course for stock cars—here’s why," 15 Aug. 2020 Elliott’s qualifying time of 210.364 mph in 1987 remains the fastest lap ever run by a stock car at Daytona International Speedway. Edgar Thompson,, "Chase Elliott wins historic NASCAR Cup race at Daytona road course," 16 Aug. 2020 The nation’s top stock car racing organization announced that its investigation into a noose found in a Talladega Superspeedway garage has been completed and that the probe produced no definitive conclusions. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "NASCAR's road ahead after noose investigation anything but straightforward," 25 June 2020 Wallace successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues two weeks ago. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "NASCAR releases photo of noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall," 25 June 2020 The discovery of the noose, announced by NASCAR Sunday night, came less than two weeks after Wallace successfully pushed the stock car racing series to ban the Confederate flag at its tracks and facilities. Carol Robinson |, al, "Noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage was there since 2019, feds say," 23 June 2020 Wallace successfully pushed the stock car series to ban the Confederate flag at its venues less than two weeks ago. Dallas News, "FBI determines Bubba Wallace was not a victim of a hate crime in Talladega noose incident," 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of stock car

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Sep 2020

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“Stock car.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stock car

: a car used for racing that has the same basic structure as a car normally sold to the public but has a more powerful engine, a stronger frame, etc.

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