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NASCAR (auto racing)


NASCAR claims to have higher U.S. television ratings than every sport except the NFL.
  National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing sanctions auto races like the Daytona 500 for cars with the basic chassis of  cars sold to the general public ("stocked" in auto showrooms)
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Stock car racing had its origins in bootlegging during Prohibition. Bootleggers needed to distribute their moonshine (illegal alcohol), and they typically used small, fast vehicles to better evade the police. Many drivers modified their cars for speed and handling. Not surprisingly, drivers began to race each other.
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  • NASCAR claims to have higher U.S. television ratings than every sport except the NFL.
  • He owned a NASCAR team, a racing yacht or two, piloted his own plane.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Every year Freddy adds his own touches to the snowman—NASCAR and NASA decals like the ones on his chair.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • "You ever think of signing up for NASCAR?" he asked.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • I spent a summer in college working in the pit crew on the NASCAR circuit.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • I hadn’t seen so many NASCAR baseball hats since … well, I’d never seen that many.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • I feel like you should be wearing a NASCAR hat and chewing tobacco.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • She was wearing a NASCAR jacket and a black pleated skirt, and had blond hair and acne.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Through the windows, she could see a lamp blazing in the corner of the living room; a television nearby was broadcasting the latest race from NASCAR.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The consummate workingman, Jake was beer bellied and broad shouldered, with a toothpick wedged between his teeth and a NASCAR logo on his baseball cap.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian

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  • My dad would run through the basic spiel, tweaking it depending on what sort of people they were: he played up his Southern charm for Northerners, talked NASCAR and barbeque with locals.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • And just like with the NASCAR pit stops, we share high-fives and backslaps.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Commercials advertised the gun and coin show at the Masonic Lodge in Grifton and the latest team changes in NASCAR.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • I opened the bathroom door a crack and peeked out to see the Colonel sitting on the foam couch, his feet propped up on the COFFEE TABLE, finishing Takumi’s NASCAR race.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Jeff MacGregor writing in the New York Times described himself: "I, sophisticated sarcast, turn to NASCAR dad …" John Lahr, in The New Yorker: "When he finally appears in full tropical suit suavicity…" What is it about America that promotes so much change in language?
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • And besides, I enjoy watching the clouds while I wear my NASCAR hat and chew tobacco.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The man hated NASCAR, she knew.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Trophy bass had been mounted on the walls, surrounded by NASCAR memorabilia.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
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Associated words [difficulty]:   NASCAR (auto racing) [8] , Indianapolis 500 [8] , Jeff Gordon [9]
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