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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Ribbs jokes about how former Charlotte Motor Speedway boss Humpy Wheeler, a strong advocate for Ribbs' move to stock cars, suggested he keep a low profile for fear of reigniting the Civil War. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "They called me 'uppity,' and I loved it: A pioneer's story of racing and race," 29 May 2018 Andretti also appreciates the difficulty of switching between racing stock cars in NASCAR and open-wheeled car in IndyCar. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Mario Andretti praises Danica Patrick for closing her career with Indy 500," 25 May 2018 Patrick also became the first woman to win an IndyCar race—the Indy Japan 300 in 2008—before switching to driving stock cars in NASCAR in 2013. Jenna West,, "Danica Patrick Reflects on Her Career Ahead of Her Final Indy 500," 24 May 2018 Family members said Kevin was a beer distributor for his family’s company Southwest Distributing Co., besides being a stock car racer. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "NASCAR driver has words of grief for Iowa family found dead in Mexico," 24 Mar. 2018 Louis also enjoyed auto racing and used to be a stock car racer at the old Plainville Stadium. Hartford Courant,, "Louis E. Lombardo," 25 May 2018 In her first few years at the University of New England, Carlson led an investigation into the physiology of stock car drivers. Ben Guarino, The Verge, "An academic reported sexual harassment. Her university allegedly retaliated," 12 Nov. 2018 There will be test drives, stock car and limo rides, arts and crafts, live music and a kids zone. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "Hello, weekend! The top 10 things to do list is glad to see you | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 7 Mar. 2018 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

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First Known Use of stock car

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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