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 Busch was fined for a safety violation, actions detrimental to stock car racing, and violating NASCAR member conduct guidelines during Saturday night’s race at Darlington Raceway., 7 Sep. 2021 That day nearly two decades ago, Johnson was on the cusp of his first major stock car victory of what would be an illustrious career. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Aug. 2021 While the telegenic, 27-year-old Blaney, son of former driver Dave Blaney, was a popular winner among fans, Wallace is the only Black driver in the stock car racing’s top series and potentially could expand the sport’s appeal. Edgar Thompson,, 29 Aug. 2021 Greenwell dabbled in coaching and stock car racing after retiring as a player., 18 July 2021 Now an IndyCar rookie, the 45-year-old Johnson showed up on Father’s Day weekend, 14 days and one holiday ahead of his stock car friends. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 June 2021 The Daytona won the stock car national championship in 1970. A.j. Baime, WSJ, 26 June 2021 If not an outright disruptor in NASCAR driver development, the Euro Series appears poised to become an affordable, alternative path for aspiring stock car racers. David Smith, Forbes, 12 May 2021 The big motorsports news this week is stock car racing’s debut of the seventh-generation Cup car platform. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of stock car

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stock car was in 1858

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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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