Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A course for automobile or motorcycle racing.
  • n. A road designed for fast-moving traffic; an expressway.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A form of motorcycle racing on dirt tracks using motorcycles with neither brakes nor gears.
  • n. A racetrack for this and similar sports.
  • n. A road for high speed traffic; an expressway.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A public road set apart for fast driving.
  • n. A public road set apart for fast driving.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a racetrack for racing automobiles or motorcycles
  • n. road where high speed driving is allowed

Etymologies

From speed +‎ way. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nascar estimated that a sellout crowd of 107,000 attended the race at the 11-year-old speedway, which is off Interstate 71 between Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati.

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  • Seay said he has fielded about 25 calls on the historic speedway, which is the only auto racing facility of its kind in Alamance County.

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  • "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out commercial construction is down and the partnership between Wyandotte County and the speedway has been a winner," said David Kendrick, business manager of the Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council.

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  • On the other side of the speedway is the 5th Turn, a high-end customer experience for fans willing to pay $1,950 for the all-inclusive pass, which is good for five days of racing.

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  • This is the first time the speedway will be the hub of activities for the Harley-Davidson Cruisin 'the Coast spring rally.

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  • For more information, call the speedway at (219) 322-5311 or go to

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  • For tickets, camping and pit passes for all MIS events, call the speedway toll free at

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  • But the granddaddy among the sporting venues is the speedway, which is celebrating its

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  • “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out commercial construction is down and the partnership between Wyandotte County and the speedway has been a winner,” said David Kendrick, business manager of the Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council.

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  • Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died after a fiery crash at the Las Vegas speedway Sunday, The Associated Press reports.

    Indy 500 Winner Dan Wheldon Dies in Race Crash

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