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

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And the red-neon rimmed Sky Lounge bar mirrors the curves of his stock car. Vincent Crampton,, "Explore Florida's Volusia County: A streamlined history of the 'The Birthplace of NASCAR'," 6 May 2018 Perhaps now that spring has truly set in, and the series is closing in on 1/3 done, some of the new young drivers can begin to make their presence felt in the stock car ranks. Elton Alexander,, "NASCAR 2018: Schedule, TV, live scoring, updates for Sunday's AAA Drive for Autism 400 at Dover," 4 May 2018 Busch signed with an entertainment agency in the offseason and may soon make the leap from stock cars to the silver screen. Dan Gelston, Houston Chronicle, "Kurt Busch aims for repeat as Daytona 500 champ," 10 Feb. 2018 Josh Bilicki, who made an abrupt turn from sports cars to stock cars a year and a half ago, made a quick jump into full-time NASCAR competition for the coming season. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Josh Bilicki gets his break as a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver," 5 Feb. 2018 Back then, the level of competition and preparedness of teams and drivers had far more disparity than the modern era of stock car racing. Jason Hoffman,, "XFinity Series driver Daniel Hemric chasing perfection at Kentucky Speedway," 12 July 2018 Patrick announced her retirement from NASCAR before last season's championship race in November, but then ran the 2018 Daytona 500 as her final stock car race. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "Kyle Busch wins Coca-Cola 600 pole, but why is NASCAR's best driver starting last? | Charlotte Observer," 24 May 2018 Shooting also took place in George Bignotti’s shop and at a stock car race at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "'Winning' starred Paul Newman and a cast of Hoosiers," 4 May 2018 Two-way radios, giving teams the ability to communicate during the race with their drivers, have been a staple of stock car racing since the 1970s. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "How radio communication provided a winning tool and changed the course of NASCAR racing," 9 July 2018

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1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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