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Lap car

French translation: voiture ayant un tour de retard

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English term or phrase:Lap car
French translation:voiture ayant un tour de retard
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19:25 Nov 20, 2008
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English term or phrase: Lap car
This term is used in a sentence referring to a stock-car race. I don't have much context, sorry!
Mona G
Local time: 12:19
voiture ayant un tour de retard
Explanation:
une suggestion....

Yellow flags in stock car racing are due to dangerous situations on the track: a crash, oil or debris, or a slow running car. On ovals the yellow is always a full course yellow and the pace car comes out. During a yellow there is no passing and all cars line up nose-to-tail behind the pace car in two-wide fashion, lap cars to the inside and the front runners to the outside. This gives the lap cars a chance to get out front and maybe gain their lap back.

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florence metzger
Local time: 12:19
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Merci, Florence !
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lap car
voiture ayant un tour de retard


Explanation:
une suggestion....

Yellow flags in stock car racing are due to dangerous situations on the track: a crash, oil or debris, or a slow running car. On ovals the yellow is always a full course yellow and the pace car comes out. During a yellow there is no passing and all cars line up nose-to-tail behind the pace car in two-wide fashion, lap cars to the inside and the front runners to the outside. This gives the lap cars a chance to get out front and maybe gain their lap back.



florence metzger
Local time: 12:19
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Merci, Florence !

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