Motorsport Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

For those who love racing of nearly any sort, giving your dog a motorsport inspired name can be the perfect way to link together two things you have great appreciation for. We’ve included a wide variety of terminology to use as names that will fit a similar variety of dogs, but they’re almost certainly perfect for dogs who are high energy, love to race or run around, as the nature of the sport dictates the same from its competitors. And at the end of the day, anyone who hears you call your dog will immediately know where your interests and their personality resides. 

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Motorsport Inspired Dog Name Considerations

While choosing a clever motorsport inspired name for your dog can seem a bit daunting, we’ve come up with a relatively easy way to narrow down the best potential options. Start by making a list of your dog’s best and most prominent traits, from their personality to their quirks and even memorable anecdotes if you have any. Then, compare them to the names on our list (or come up with a few that you like on your own) and see what immediately stands out. 

For example, if your house has a lot of wood floors and your dog is constantly scrambling to get traction before or while racing around the room, Burnout, Skid or Marbles would all be great names. If they’re able to turn with amazing speed or even jump in the air and do a 180 when playing, then Hairpin would be a good choice. If they’re particularly hyper or full of energy all the time, then the names Nitro, Throttle, Wheelie and Slingshot would all be perfect fits. 

There are plenty of ways you can go from matching their looks to certain vehicles or even naming them after specific cars or drivers, so spin the tires a bit until you get some traction and see what sticks.

Male Motorsport Inspired Dog Names

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

Female Motorsport Inspired Dog Names

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

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