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60+ Racing Inspired Dog Names For Your Fast And Energetic Puppies

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Do you have a fast dog? Maybe you named him or her after a famous race car driver.

Here are some cool racing dog names to consider if you’re looking for the perfect moniker for your speedster.

These names are sure to get your pup’s tail wagging!

Male Racing Dog Names

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Names Notes
Marshal As in Grand Marshal; a ceremonial role with few duties often reserved for celebrities and retired drivers
Digger A dragster
Throttle
The device that controls the flow of fuel to an engine
Track
One of several types of racing settings
Fuel
What’s needed to drive a combustion engine
Gravel
As in gravel trap; an off-road area designed to slow down cars leaving the track at speed
Murray
After Murray Walker, English motorsport journalist
Slingshot
A dragster with a front engine; named for the shape
Stagger
The difference in circumference in left and right tires
Inspector
One who inspects cars before a race to check for vehicle and race compliance
Bond
As in James Bond; a drag racer’s reaction time under .007
Wally
The nickname of the NHRA trophy named after NHRA founder Wally Parks
Slick
A tire with no tread pattern
Tanso
An individual drifting pass judged by a panel
Walker
After famed English motorsport commentator Murray Walker
Nitro Nitromethane
Cosworth
A well-known engine manufacturing company
Shunt
A crash, mainly side to side contact
Hanford
A spoiler attached to the rear wing; used for increased drag
T-Bone
A collision in a T-shape
Atmo
Engines that use natural or “atmospheric” airflow, unlike forced induction
Scuff
Tires that have seen limited use but are not worn out
Burnout
Both used as a celebration and a method for heating up the tires for better traction
Pit
The lanes adjacent to the track where the team can work on vehicles
Proto As in prototype
LeMans
A slang term used to describe a prototype car
Rumble
Similar to the ripple strip; used to deter drivers from cutting corners
Blister
As in the blistering of tires from excessive heat
Garagiste
The new wave of British racing cars designed to win with a smaller budget than most established
Overdrive
Controlling the amount of boost between supercharger and engine

Female Racing Dog Names

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Names Notes
Splitter
The front end spoiler or diffuser
Skid
Sliding sideways or at an awkward angle from trying to turn too sharp at speed
ET
As in elapsed time; how long the run took
Victory A win
Banks
A portion of track where the turn itself has an elevation change such as the outside higher than the inside
Chassis
A race car’s basic structure, often steel tube framing
Darlington
As in Darlington Striple; a NASCAR term for scraping the outside wall
Apex
The portion of track where the racing line is closest to the inside of a bend or turn
Marbles
Slippery pieces of rubber from tires that accumulate on the outside of the track
Camber
The inward or outward tilt of a vehicle’s wheels
Rattle
As in rattle gun; a slang term for an impact wrench
Aero
As in aerodynamic; having a shape to reduce drag
Delta
The timing of the entire pitting process
Joker
A detour designed to be a one-lap alternate for the purposes of increasing driver strategy
Wheelie
Accelerating fast enough to lift the front end of a vehicle off the ground
Gurney
A small lip on the trailing edge of a dynamic wing designed to increase drag
Chicane
An artificial element added to a natural track in order to create a passing lane or slow cars down; usually “S” shaped
Scrub
A motocross technique used to decrease air time
Chelem
As in Grand Chelem; to qualify on pole, set fastest lap, plus win and lead every lap of a Grand Prix
Delaware
As in Delaware start, where the lead racer starts solo ahead of the rest in pairs
Paddock
The enclosure that holds race teams, vehicles, and equipment
Lambda
As in Lambda reading; the fuel injectors’ fuel to air ratio
Pace
As in pace car; the car that sets the pace ahead of other cars for various reasons
Hairpin
A tight, 180 degree turn
Swinger
The passenger in a racing sidecar who is able to help shift weight
Ripple
As in ripple strip; stripes painted on the inside of corners
Roost
To hit the gas after a corner to kick up dirt and dust in order to blind trailing drivers
Flopper
A drag racing term short for “fender flopper”; AKA Funny Cars
Kit
A turbo or nitrous kit
Spoiler
An aerodynamic device used to generate greater downforce

We hope this list of racing dog names has inspired you for your cute puppy. If not, check out our other lists of popular sport dog names or dog names for fast dogs for more ideas.

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