Famous NASCAR Driver Dog Names

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Introduction

If you’re looking to give your dog a famous NASCAR driver name, chances are you are likely a huge fan of motorsports, NASCAR itself, racing in general or maybe you just have a dog that loves to burn around the yard, run in circles or make strange engine-like noises. Either way, there are plenty of notable names to choose from that will help them stand out from the rest. Plus, giving your dog a famous NASCAR driver’s name will not only help to pay tribute to one of the greats, but will help to cement your dog’s unique personality with a unique name.

Famous NASCAR Driver Dog Names in Pop Culture

Famous NASCAR Driver Dog Name Considerations

The biggest initial consideration is whether or not the name is being chosen for you or your dog. If it’s for you, then rest assured it will be perfectly suitable to select a name from one of your favorite NASCAR drivers and just start calling them by your chosen name. However, if you plan on choosing a name that has a bit more depth and is a little more personally tailored to your canine companion, there are a few different ways you can approach it. 

You can always take their looks into consideration. For instance, both Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt had distinct mustaches, so if your dog happens to as well, Petty and Earnhardt would both make great names. 

Personality can be a great way to go. Guys like Benny Parsons had a big heart, so if your dog does too, it might make a good fit. The same holds true for Gentleman Ned, who got his nickname for good reason, so if your Pug is perfectly patient and well-behaved, there you go. On the other hand, if they have big egos they like to march around, maybe Rowdy or Busch, after Kyle Busch, would be more suitable. 

Whatever you choose, don’t feel limited to the ideas we’ve laid out here. In fact, they don’t even have to be famous. You can always just roll with a favorite since, you never know, they might become famous anyway.

Male Famous NASCAR Driver Dog Names

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Gordon
After Jeff Gordon, four-time Sprint Cup winner, three-time Daytona 500 winner
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Waltrip
After Darrell Waltrip, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and three-time runner up
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Junior
After Junior Johnson, won 50 NASCAR races
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Stewart
After Tony Stewart, three-time Monster Energy champ
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Marvin
After Marvin Panch, won 17 Grand Nationals in 17 years
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Ingram
After Jack Ingram, 31 wins and 5 poles in eight seasons
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LeeRoy
After LeeRoy Yarbrough, career of fourteen wins, 65 top-five finishes, 92 top-ten finishes, and ten pole positions in 198 races
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Wood
After Glen Wood, won 4 races in his 11-year career
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Rex
After Rex White, won six races and the Grand National in 1960
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Owens
Refers to Everett "Cotton" Owens
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Cotton
After Everett "Cotton" Owens, from 1957–61, captured at least one Grand National Series win
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McGriff
Hershel McGriff, Grand National champion
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Hershel
After Hershel McGriff, four-time Grand National champion
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Isaac
After Bobby Isaac, holds Sprint Cup Series record for most poles in a season
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Irvan
After Ernie Irvan, numerous stock car Hall of Famer
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Ernie
After Ernie Irvan, best known for his comeback after serious injury
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Hendrick
After Ray Hendrick, 36-year motorsport veteran, over 700 victories in modified
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Foyt
After AJ Foyt, only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (4x), Daytona 500, 24 Hours of Daytona, and 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Buddy
After Buddy Baker, holds the record for fastest Daytona 500 run ever, avg 177 mph
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Baker
After Buck Baker, two championships
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Buck
After Buck Baker, 372 top-ten placements
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Dale
After Dale Earnhardt, seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion
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JJ
After Jimmie Johnson, seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion
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Jarrett
After Ned Jarrett, NASCAR Grand National Series champion, or Dale Jarrett
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Gentleman
After "Gentleman Ned" Jarrett, two-time NASCAR Grand National Series champion
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Elliott
After Bill Elliott, won '88 Winston Cup w/ 44 wins in the series, record four consecutive wins at Michigan International Speedway
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Wallace
After Rusty Wallace, member of four stock car Hall of Fames
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Martin
After Mark "the Kid" Martin, Hall of Fame driver called "the best driver not to win a championship" by ESPN
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Handsome
After "Handsome Harry" Gant
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Harry
After "Handsome Harry" Gant, won four consecutive Winston Cup and Busch Series races

Female Famous NASCAR Driver Dog Names

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Yarborough
Refers to Cale Yarborough
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Cale
After Cale Yarborough, one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships
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Allison
After Bobby Allison, three-time Daytona 500 winner
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Petty
After Lee Petty, NASCAR pioneer
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Lee
After Lee Petty, one of the first superstars of the sport
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Smoke
After Tony Stewart, aka Smoke
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Onion
After Todd "the Onion" Bodine, younger brother of Geoff Bodine
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Panch
After Marvin Panch, won 17 Grand Nationals
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Parsons
After Benny Parsons, Winston Cup champ and NASCAR Hall of Famer
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Turner
After Curtis Turner, holds multiple records for Convertible wins, poles
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Weatherly
After Joe Weatherly, two-time Grand National, three-time AMA Grand National and two-time Modified champ
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Kid
After Mark "the Kid" Martin, Hall of Fame driver called "the best driver not to win a championship" by ESPN
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Teague
After Marshall Teague, 1950s NASCAR hero, launched the career of Smokey Yunick
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Rooster
After Ricky "the Rooster" Rudd, 23 career wins
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Rudd
After Ricky "the Rooster" Rudd, multi sports Hall of Fame member
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Tiny
After DeWayne "Tiny" Lund, won 41 of the 109 Grand American events
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Lorenzen
After Fred Lorenzen, first driver in NASCAR history to win races at all five original southern superspeedways: Daytona, Darlington, Atlanta, Charlotte, Rockingham
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Farmer
After Red Farmer, one of stock car racing's most accomplished drivers
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Red
After Red Farmer, one of stock car racing's earliest drivers
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Bodine
After Geoff Bodine, multi-single-race champ, oldest of the three Bodine brothers
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Pearson
After David Pearson, three-time Grand National champ, called "the model of NASCAR efficiency during his career" when inducted into the NASCAR HOF
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Earnhardt
After Dale Earnhardt, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion
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Flock
After Tim Flock, two-time NASCAR series champion
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Busch
After Kyle "Rowdy" Busch, holds record for most Xfinity Series wins in a season and most overall
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Rowdy
After Kyle "Rowdy" Busch, multi-cup champion
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Labonte
After Terry Labonte, won many Championships
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Terry
After Terry Labonte, two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champ, among other Championships
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Fireball
After Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, one of NASCAR's earliest heroes
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Rusty
After Rusty Wallace, member of four stock car Hall of Fames
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Gant
Referring to Winston Cup winner "Handsome Harry" Gant

Community Dogs with Famous NASCAR Driver Names

Maverick's name story for Famous NASCAR Driver Dog Names
Maverick
Male
Vizsla
Little Chute, WI
Personality
Goofy
Smart

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