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start and park

start and park
 n.— «Lewandoski did exactly what the team he was driving for, Fitz Motorsports, asked him to do: Start the race and bring the car in after a few laps. In NASCAR parlance it’s called a start and park. Get a car in the field, take the prize money that comes with it and don’t risk wrecking any equipment. In Lewandoski’s case at New Hampshire that meant starting 26th and pulling off the track after completing four laps so the team could pocket $15,570 for a 41st place finish.» —“Lewandoski Takes Advantage Of His Opportunities” by Shawn Courchesne Hartford Courant (Connecticut) July 25, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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