• Since last fall I've been wondering what in the hell it's going to feel like, and now I know.

    Danica Patrick on driving an IndyCar after 7 years away, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 1st 2018

  • Everyone remembers the pole winner for two weeks. Everyone remembers the race winner for life.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • When I saw he was slowing down, I have to say it was a relief. I thought, 'Now we can finally unleash the beast inside and go for the win.'

    Simon Pagenaud on Will Power's misfortune at Sonoma, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • I lifted a little, but I didn't touch the brake.

    Will Power on the art of restarting, St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • It's a Top-10 but after finishing here fifth last year nothing less than that would really be satisfying because you always want more.

    Ed Carpenter after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • It was so scary for me. I don't know what else to say. I don't know what happened but it felt like my front and rear wings were upside down.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • I arrived in Turn 1 and I was convinced that I was doing flat out, but the foot was not flat - it had its own life, it was not connected to my brain at that moment.

    Fernando Alonso on Turn 1 commitment at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • It was talent and skill, that's how I did it. A masterful display of driving ability!

    James Hinchcliffe on getting through the gap that took him from 17th to 6th at Mid Ohio, August 2014

  • I can hardly believe it. Who would have thought it?!

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • The Indy 500 is one of the greatest events in the sport. Drivers all over the world know this. I belong there. Because I'm a racer.

    Fernando Alonso on The Indy 500, The Players Tribune, May 18th 2017

  • Having raced all over the planet, I would say that IndyCar is the toughest beast yet to master for me.

    Felix Rosenqvist, Motorsports.com, September 17th 2019

  • Now it's obvious we were too conservative, we should have just gone for it

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I sometimes think that Graham doesn't have the right filter for this Sport!

    Curt Cavin on Graham Rahal speaking his mind, Traxkaide, May 23rd 2023

  • When you've driven it for a day, you're going to feel naked without it.

    Will Power on testing the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • The last time this flag was on the front row of the Indy500, I wasn’t born. Makes me proud.

    Rinus Veekay on the Dutch flag, Twitter.com, May 25th 2021

  • Fernando Alonso on the difference between an IndyCar and an F1 car, May 3rd 2017

  • ...one of the things that has always been wrong with that theory that NASCAR is the enemy... and they are... is because the people at NASCAR need to protect NASCAR.

    Curt Cavin on Trackside, May 13th 2010

  • I keep getting asked by Europeans, drivers also, if racing around IMS was boring an' easy. I just want to shake my head and walk away.

    Connor Daly, June 6th 2013, via Twitter

  • Milka, if you're gonna go that slow you gotta drive your mirrors, hon'!

    Ryan Hunter-Reay to Milka Duno after Watkins Glen qualifying, July 2010

  • If we're racing on Superspeedways with catch fencing, I fear we're just playing the odds until we have something protecting our heads. It’s a scary thing to say.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on canopies, Racer Magazine, 15 September 2014

  • You don't gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • I plan to be here hopefully until I'm into my 40s, and to accomplish something like Scott has done.

    Alexander Rossi on building an IndyCar legacy, Mobil1TheGrid.com, December 10th 2018

  • It's a great feeling. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

  • Back at the big house next weekend, kids.

    Alexander Rossi on the Harvest GP, Twitter.com, 24th September 2020

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • My Father said if you are going to win one race, make sure it is the Indianapolis 500

    Eddie Cheever after winning the Indy 500

  • If you run around in the back with the squirrels, you're bound to get your nuts cracked.

    PJ Chesson

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • Obviously we always see the good days, but Gil de Ferran told me if you can have a bad day and nobody notices, that's how you do a really good job - and that's how you win a championship.

    Simon Pagenaud on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • Some of the drivers roll out this 'safety' word, and suddenly it ties everybody's hands. But those arguments make no sense anyway. Remove downforce and you actually improve safety

    Rick Mears on downforce, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

  • All up it was one of the toughest weekends of my career in ANY form of motorsport, and you can sometimes learn more from your roughest days out there.

    Scott McLaughlin on his Detroit weekend, June15th 2021, Speedcafe.com

  • I think this is something that will really change the complexion of the sport for a long time to come, so this is big

    Jay Frye on the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

  • I wasn't thinking, 'That's Eddie [Cheever] and he's in an Infiniti and so I need to beat him.' I was thinking, 'That's Eddie, and I want to kick his ass!'

    Robbie Buhl, after winning at WDW in 2000

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

    Graham Rahal on finishing 5th at Toronto, via Twitter, July 2010

  • I promise you this: it isn't the last you've seen of me at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My last time there will not be a day when I'm walking out with my tail between my legs.

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • When you go home and you're slow, there's nothing you can do. But when you go home under these conditions it's kind of tough.

    Alex Tagliani, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I mean this guy can't even keep his lies straight. He's told so many in the last week, he's not sure what the truth is.

    Robin Miller on Kevin Kalkoven, February 2008

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • Whoever has got the big balls is going to go fast!

    Helio Castroneves

  • That's the kind of incident that leaves skidmarks *inside* the cockpit!

    Tom Sneva

  • I came in not knowing what to expect. I basically fell in love with IndyCar.

    Romain Grosjean on his rookie season, Laguna Seca, September 19th 2021

  • Whether you're a fan in turn 1 or turn 4, it doesn't matter what position you have. We all make the Indianapolis 500 what it is.

    Josef Newgarden on The Indy 500, June 2023, via Twitter

  • She was acting like a spoiled brat. I don't respect that. I tried to step away. She kept grabbing on me like a dog that wanted to bite my ankles.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

  • Brian Clauson's car got pretty beat up yesterday. It's black and blue all over

    Justin Wilson on Brian Clauson's patchwork DW12, bump day, Indy 2012

  • Back then there were 50-75 cars just trying to make the field. And they were the best drivers in the world. I remember thinking; I can’t believe this. I can't believe I got a spot.

    A.J. Foyt on qualifying for his first Indianapolis 500 mile race

  • What makes IndyCar racing so good is there's not much you can do on your car to differentiate it from the others. It's only dampers, third springs. There's the aero with the aero kits – and hopefully those are going away.

    Bobby Rahal on the benefits of a spec series, Racer.com, May 18th 2016

  • It's a new... track... record!

    Tom Carnegie

  • It's like a reunion to come back here every May. I've never retired. I always say, "I'm not done yet."

    Parnelli Jones, Indy 2007

  • I kind of have half an idea of what it means to win this race now. I couldn't be happier.

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

Results

Results for Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

PosPlayerTeamPoints
1Mike CockrallTeam Canada169
 SlimSlim Pickins169
3Tom SpanglerReynard Honda Firestone166
4Life Long FanA C Racing163
5JoNew3Gen3 Solution159
6Melissa BarramedaBignumber4154
7FlatIntoOneThe Mongooses153
 Dale GleitzMallard153
 RaceArachnid Racing153
10Andy MillerSquadra Speedgeek151
11Alan LosureRebel Racing150
 Jonathan CloseLemming51 Enterprises150
13Maryln E.MizzIndy149
 C. Block, III backup carAdjust your roll bar๐Ÿด149
 Mike WilliamsFoytfanforever149
16Adam EvartsEvarts Motorsports148
17John BlaskoSpeed Master II147
 Andy BernbrockLords of Dongtown147
 Cousin GrahamRuttman Racers147
20John BernbrockLittle Al Fan146
 L.A. Hewitt-RubleClutchXCoast146
 OpenWheelNutJohnny Lightning Racing146
23Scott BartonIndy500Fan145
 Gordon Martinez'Qvistcapade Racing145
25Jordan Rinaldi WilmanJordan Rinaldi Wilman144
 Sixty YearsNovi Sounds144
 Ben SmithFacta Nonverba Racing144
28Gary Evansnrracing142
29Joseph GallagherTeam Helio141
 Alayna BlaskoPit Layn141
31Tom EarleIndyHP137
32Mike GBoilerbird Racing135
33Camknasty69These Cars Could Be Lauda133
 F-TypeTeam F-Type133
 Kurt St. AngeloThe Yellow Shirts133
36Jay BreslawskiMonarch LT Racing132
 dacBoiler Up132
 Andrewagn727132
 JahiegelJahiegel132
 Steve MenteGoggles_Paisano132
41R377Wolverines 130
 William Wilson๐ŸG2 RACING CAR NO#306๐Ÿ130
 TrixieDennit Racing130
44Jim BlaskoLightning Blackie129
45FitsTeam Mystery Machine127
46Iowa Indy FanIowa Indy Fan126
47Nate RodgersTracy Chapman125
48Judy Laubysome beach124
49Andrew WoodFast Woody123
50Sheila BlaskoPeppy Pistons122
 Ron DrewniakBlack Flag122
52Brian WallaceBWALL2700120
53AMAQuarter Midget Racing (QMA)118
54Andrew YUTeamPENSKErules117
55J.GriffithTeam13116
56BritishDudeBritish Racing115
57Rob FoxxFoxx Indy Racing Enterprises ๐Ÿ”ฅ112
58Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing110
 Greg from NJGrizzlor110
 LeesadeeYou Got Smoked110
61Larry KellerMo Money Mo Problems106
62June's BoyfriendGezzers105
63Od1nVikiings102
64liz walshScottie's girl #9101
 Lethal Leigh Feel the Power#12101
66MichaelRick Mears Head100
67Samantha UtleyRacing Cyclone99
68craig StringfellowSquaredCircleracing95
69JohnRacer X94
70kerry breslinnz racers (who said kiwis can't fly)93
71Andrew ShieldsShields41989
 Ryan Ellegood RAE Tennessee Racing89
73Cruncher Block, III Accept no imitationsUse your weight jacker๐Ÿ75