Definition of pace car in English:

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pace car


A car that sets the pace for the warm-up lap before a race but does not take part in it, or one that controls the pace in temporarily hazardous conditions.
Example sentences
  • After the dignified silence the V8s burst once more in action and with the pre-drawn grid positions giving pole to Andy Dallard #5, the cars began their rolling lap behind the pace car.
  • This week we answer the question, Why do drivers swerve back and forth while running behind the pace car before a race?
  • Among his duties is coaching the Menards Infiniti Pro Series drivers and driving the pace car for all events.

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