chequered flag

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chequered flag

n
(Motor Racing) the black-and-white checked flag traditionally shown to the winner and all finishers at the end of a motor race by a senior race official
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chequered flag

, (US) checkered flag
n (Motor Racing) → Zielflagge f
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The German took the checkered flag in a renewed edition of the Mexico Grand Prix.
Cars'' took the checkered flag at the multiplex this weekend, with estimated ticket sales of $62.
9 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Grand Prix winning driver Dario Franchitti took the checkered flag in stellar Scottish tradition.
One of the most accomplished drivers in the world, Montoya won the CART Championship as a rookie and the next season took the checkered flag at the Indy 500.
Both made tear-filled mention of Moore after Franchitti took the checkered flag, after a race that saw rookie Danica Patrick lead for two laps, that saw Dan Wheldon out front with a chance to win a record seven races in one season, that saw Tomas Scheckter give Chevrolet a shot to leave the IRL on a winning note, that saw Kanaan finish second by a fraction of second for the second year in a row.
Most recently, prior to his IndyCar starts, Theys took the checkered flag at Milwaukee, Cleveland and, again, the Meadowlands during a stint on the ARS/Indy Light circuit.
Since the 2005 season ended at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Brooke Tatnell and Donny Schatz have posted victories in Australia, Craig Dollansky earned a trip to Victory Lane in New Zealand, and Daryn Pittman took the checkered flag in action during the Short Track Nationals in late October in Arkansas.
In the end, Biffle took the checkered flag with Kurt Busch coming in third, making the California Speedway podium Roush Racing-heavy.
In October of 2004, Crocker became the first and only female driver to win a WoO race, when she took the checkered flag in the Thunderbowl Preliminary in Tulare, Calif.
Interestingly enough, McElreath took the checkered flag after NASCAR standout LeeRoy Yarbrough suffered mechanical troubles.
After waiting two years for a victory, Indy Car driver Bryan Herta recently took the checkered flag at the Firestone Indy 400.
Musgrave took the checkered flag last year by taking his time, despite starting 12th.