• If you're an open-wheel racer and not at Indy in May, you're not really a race car driver. You just think you are.

    Eddie Cheever

  • I don't know him at all. Is he in his own little world?

    Kevin Lee on Jacques Villeneuve, Trackside, August 2012

  • Good news is we've won every race we've finished!

    James Hinchcliffe on crashing out at Long Beach, April 22nd 2013

  • The Indy 500 is the biggest race in the world. I don't think it's even debatable. It is.

    Dan Wheldon

  • This is a great decision by IndyCar. Plus it gives me another month to get ready.

    Jimmie Johnson on the 2021 season opener being delayed, via Twitter, January 6th 2021

  • The Indy 500 was the defining stage of my career.

    Mario Andretti

  • This is just an excellent race and to be a part of the history, I'm really grateful for that.

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • If he thinks I'm not going to remember that, HE'S CRAZY!

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • Someone asked me if I win the Indy 500 if I'd still retire? I'd still retire. What better way to go out?

    Danica Patrick on her final race, racing.ap.org, March 7th 2018

  • "Many people always ask me why I sign off 'Until we meet again.' Because goodbye is so final. Goodbye, Dan Wheldon."

    Marty Reid, Las Vegas, October 16th 2011

  • Helio lives for this. This is his passion. He loves Indy.

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • We'll see how it unfolds, and we're going to have to give each other respect and the space on the track.

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, June 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • I never would've had my opportunity to race at Indy if it weren't for Tony George and the IRL.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • The day started when I walked into Gasoline Alley and saw the grandstands. It was my first time here on race day and it was quite unbelievable.

    Alex Tagliani on the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • It was a very good test in terms of outright speed, but I did destroy a car the first day.

    Dan Wheldon, Homestead test 2007

  • 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

  • I've got the Grandfathers Club with Helio and Juan, right?!

    Roger Penske on his older two drivers, motorsport.com, March 22nd 2016

  • 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

  • Do you still remember how to celebrate these things?!

    Tim Cindric on the radio to Will Power, Detroit, 5th June 2016

  • The minute he got in front of me, he slowed down half-a-second a lap because he knows I'm fighting him for the championship and he was out of the race. It's probably the most unsportsmanlike thing I've ever seen on the racetrack, apart from shunting someone into a wall.

    Wade Cunningham on Sebastien Saavedra, Iowa 2009

  • Now they've got competition and they are not talking about winning. I feel like they want to sit around and hold hands and sing. I want to win.

    Chip Ganassi on Honda, St Petersberg, March 23rd 2013

  • Pounding down toward the yard of bricks...

    Tom Carnegie

  • We'll be fine. I'll take them to Six Flags tomorrow and we'll all be fine.

    Tony Kanaan on Marco & Danica, June 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway

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

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • I have learned more in one week here than I did in my entire Formula One career.

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • It's the biggest race in the world. It's not supposed to be easy.

    Marcus Ericsson on The Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 2023

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • Last season, we lost the championship in the last corner of the last lap of the last race to some other guy.

    Chip Ganassi, Daytona 2008

  • Whatever you heard, somebody made it up. For the first two days, he talked nonsense because he had a concussion. It doesn't matter what he was saying. He doesn't even remember it.

    Tony Kanaan on the rumours of Dario Franchitti's retirement after Houston, 2013

  • I just kept focused, focused, focused, all day long, getting every corner perfect.

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

  • I think it's is a long putt, so I think we're safe for a while.

    Roger Penske on the possibility of F1 returning to Long Beach, April 2014

  • 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

  • The Indianapolis 500 is about the fastest 33 Indy car drivers going for one prize. If they happen to come from America, that's great.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • He's grounded.

    Bryan Herta to Marco Andretti on Colton Herta knocking Marco out of P1 in final practice, Long Beach, April 14th 2019

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

    Rinus VeeKay on finishing 5th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

  • I don't want to take a defeatist attitude here but it's going to be ugly. If IndyCar goes the domed skid route, we're going to be taking a knife to a gunfight.

    Sam Schmidt on Chevy's advantage with domed skids, Racer.com, April 7th 2016

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

    Curt Cavin with a new twist on an old saying, GP of Baltimore 2013

  • Racing IndyCars at Richmond is like flying fighter jets in a gymnasium.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • I need a nap now.

    Colton Herta on winning his first IndyCar race, COTA, 24th March 2019

  • I told him I'd follow him anywhere he went, as long as it was on the racetrack.

    Sam Hornish Jr on Tomas Scheckter, Texas 2005

  • 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

  • That's a cool shot of the glowing brake disc!

    Colton Herta watching a replay of his pass on Rossi, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 3rd October 2020

  • It's just crazy. If I never won another pole, I wouldn't care. Almost.

    James Hinchcliffe on winning the pole for the 100th Indy 500, May 22nd 2016

  • No way. That's the best part about our cars, no power steering, high aero, get it done.

    Scott McLaughlin on adding power steering, via Twitter, April 26th 2021

  • I can't believe I'm here. It's so cool!

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

Standings after 1 event of the 2024 Season

1 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 🔥 192
Candi Jackman Jackman 192 -0
Gary Evans nrracing 192 -0
Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 192 -0
Dylan Lybarger Lybarger Racing 192 -0
Mike Williams Foytfanforever 192 -0
Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 192 -0
Mike Cockrall Team Canada 192 -0
Andy Bernbrock Lords of Dongtown 192 -0
Dale Gleitz Mallard 192 -0
June's Boyfriend Gezzers 192 -0
Cruncher Block, III No name Indycar team 192 -0
13 OpenWheelNut Johnny Lightning Racing 181 -11
14 Bill Battle Red Racing 178 -14
15 Cousin Graham Ruttman Racers 175 -17
16 Alayna Blasko Pit Layn 168 -24
17 Life Long Fan A C Racing 167 -25
John Racer X 167 -25
Fits Team Mystery Machine 167 -25
20 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 166 -26
Andrew YU TeamPENSKErules 166 -26
Michael Rick Mears Head 166 -26
23 John Blasko Speed Master II 165 -27
24 JoNew3 Gen3 Solution 164 -28
Jahiegel Jahiegel 164 -28
26 Patrick Cartwright 163 -29
27 J.Griffith Team13 162 -30
28 donnieD pedaldown 160 -32
29 Patrick Engledow Patrick Engledow 159 -33
30 Tom Earle IndyHP 158 -34
31 Leesadee You Got Smoked 156 -36
Slim Slim Pickins 156 -36
L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 156 -36
dac Boiler Up 156 -36
Ron Drewniak Black Flag 156 -36
36 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 154 -38
craig Stringfellow SquaredCircleracing 154 -38
38 Gordon Martinez 'Qvistcapade Racing 153 -39
John Bernbrock Little Al Fan 153 -39
Camknasty69 These Cars Could Be Lauda 153 -39
slisk250 Tempe Tornados 153 -39
William Wilson G2 RACING CAR NO#306 153 -39
Mike G Boilerbird Racing 153 -39
44 Maryln E. MizzIndy 151 -41
Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 151 -41
Laura Beth Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 151 -41
Brian Wallace BWALL2700 151 -41
Mike Alley Cat 151 -41
Todd Green Snakes & Arrows Racing 151 -41
50 Larry Keller Mo Money Mo Problems 149 -43
Kym Kymopolis 149 -43
52 liz walsh Scottie's girl #9 148 -44
Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 148 -44
Nate Rodgers Tracy Chapman 148 -44
Darrell C Brink Brewing 148 -44
56 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 145 -47
Scott Barton Indy500Fan 145 -47
58 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 143 -49
Lethal Leigh Feel the Power#12 143 -49
Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 143 -49
61 ZenMaster CART Forever 142 -50
Wingnwheel24 Wingnwheel24 142 -50
Andrew Shields Shields419 142 -50
64 Jackson Lambros Trinity Motorpsort 141 -51
65 BritishDude British Racing 140 -52
Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 140 -52
Islandbear Team Dragon 140 -52
Andrew Wood Fast Woody 140 -52
Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 140 -52
70 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 139 -53
71 C. Block, III backup car TBD 138 -54
72 Todd Back Home Again 137 -55
jim stringfellow Race Riot 137 -55
74 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 136 -56
Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 136 -56
76 Sixty Years Novi Sounds 132 -60
shamrock5280 Graham Tracker 132 -60
78 Hannyyyrose Lybarger Racing 131 -61
Jordan Rinaldi Wilman Jordan Rinaldi Wilman 131 -61
80 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 130 -62
Carl Raf Raf Racing 130 -62
82 Drew Storms BadStorms 127 -65
Judy Lauby some beach 127 -65
84 The Apster Gallup Gunner 126 -66
Team Gibson Scott Dixon Rules!!! 126 -66
FlatIntoOne The Mongooses 126 -66
Will Engledow Engledow elite 126 -66
Samantha Utley Racing Cyclone 126 -66
89 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 125 -67
F-Type Team F-Type 125 -67
91 Greg from NJ Grizzlor 124 -68
92 Andrew agn727 122 -70
AMA Quarter Midgets 122 -70
94 Jay Breslawski Monarch LT Racing 121 -71
95 Od1n Vikiings 119 -73
Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 119 -73
97 FCurci FC Racing 117 -75
98 Race Arachnid Racing 116 -76
99 Staceyk80 Team Awesome 115 -77
100 Tom Reeves Any1ButDixon 114 -78
101 Tom Spangler Reynard Honda Firestone 113 -79
102 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 112 -80
103 Jakoobski123 The koobsters 110 -82
104 Rod Strayer Hoosier Racing Team 109 -83
105 TC Fast but Last 107 -85
106 Gary Hewitt GHMOTORSPORT 103 -89
107 Trixie Dennit Racing 102 -90
108 MommaH Fast Times 98 -94
Iowa Indy Fan Iowa Indy Fan 98 -94
110 Ryan Ellegood RAE Tennessee Racing 96 -96