a pit stop

a pit stop

  (mainly American informal)
a short stop that you make on a long car journey in order to rest, eat and go to the toilet Clean toilets and a nice place to eat are what drivers are looking for when they make a pit stop.
See also: pit, stop
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The yellow came right when Tracy was set to pass him again off a pit stop.
Andretti had to pit on lap 47, surrendering the lead to Vasser, who led the next 14 laps before making a pit stop along with the other top 10 drivers on lap 61.
EA SPORTS have captured the intense pressure and organisation involved in completing a pit stop at the pinnacle of motor sport," said Flavio Briatore, Benetton Formula One Team Manager.
Photo: Cars go in for a pit stop during the ill-fated start of Sunday's Marlboro 500 at California Speedway.
Throughout the race, he consistently ran in the top four, slipping only as low as 10th after a pit stop.