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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • I remember the first year I raced here, I took pictures of the entrance. I was taking pictures. I hoped one day to race here in May.

    Fernando Alonso on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • This place isn't easy. It's not supposed to be easy. This place starts the 33 fastest, best-prepared cars. Obviously, I missed.

    Paul Diatlovitch, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • Off to heat yoga with @PitFitTraining. Gonna be sweating like a rapist.

    Tomas Scheckter showing his class on Twitter, April 6th 2011

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

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

  • NASCAR has nothing on us. Look at the crowd at Indy – that's three Daytona 500s all in one place.

    Graham Rahal on the Indianapolis 500, Racer.com, June 4th 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

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

    Tom Sneva

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

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

  • It felt way better than I ever thought it was going to feel!

    Ed Carpenter on finally winning his first race, Kansas, October 2011

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

    Mario Andretti

  • ...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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • 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

  • I've never been so happy to be in last place.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • He said its the best team out there. If its the best team, he shouldn't have a problem.

    Chip Ganassi on whether he'd allow Jaun Pablo Montoya to test for Penske, Houston, October 2013

  • So it was a bad result but good day. Led laps, good restarts, passed people, worked with the car, but finished crap! movin on!!

    Danica Patrick after Iowa 2009, via Twitter

  • Having a pulse should make you want to attend the 500.

    James Hinchcliffe on what should make you want to attend the 500, via Twitter, April 2012

  • 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

  • I'm a little rough around the edges like him and I say what I feel, there's no B.S. and that's one of the things I've always admired about him.

    Paul Tracy on AJ Foyt, May 2009

  • I need a nap now.

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

  • He's grounded.

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

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • At 220mph friendship, risk and victory become extremely volatile.

    Dan Wheldon

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

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

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • 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

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

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

  • Some of the drivers who don't want to do the Indy 500, they just have small balls. I think that's the only explanation.

    Mikhail Aleshin on drivers who are too scared to run the Indy 500, May 16th 2017

  • I know a lot of people say that Iowa is in the middle of nowhere, but you know what, we get such a great crowd and they're so enthusiastic. As a driver you could put me in paradise, but if there's nobody in the grandstands then it's not good racing.

    Dan Wheldon on Iowa Speedway, June 2009

  • If someone said choose one race to win, just one, and that was the only race you ever got to win, it would be the Indy 500.

    Jack Harvey on the Indianapolis 500, indianapolismotorspeedway.com, February 21st 2019

  • 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

  • Heeeeere's something that's amazing... i-dent-ical laps.

    Tom Carnegie

  • I wish Beaux Barfield was officiating when I was driving - I'd have gotten a lot less penalties!

    Paul Tracy on lax penalties for avoidable contact, Long Beach 2014

  • This track, believe it or not, has done worse to me in the past, and we came back swinging.

    James Hinchcliffe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bump Day, May 19th 2018

  • Winning is always a great feeling, but winning at your home track, a place that you grew up at and a place that helped you fall in love with the sport of IndyCar racing... this is priceless.

    Graham Rahal on winning at Mid-Ohio, Instagram, August 3rd 2015

  • 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

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

  • The worst thing about crashing A.J.'s car twice in two days is you still have to go to dinner with him. And he makes you buy, and then he eats your bowl of ice cream, too.

    Billy Boat

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • When you tug at a guy in the pit lane, I think that is taking advantage of your gender, because it puts me in an awkward position.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

  • Pounding down toward the yard of bricks...

    Tom Carnegie

  • If we're not racing hard, we're not racing.

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

Standings after 9 events of the 2021 Season

1 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 1581
2 John Racer X 1539
3 Alayna Blasko Pit Layn 1538
4 John Bernbrock Little Al Fan 1530
5 Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 1490
6 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 1487
7 John Blasko Speed Master II 1483
8 dac Boiler Up 1472
9 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 1456
KP Buck Team Buckley 1456
11 Cruncher C. Block III Adjust your front roll bar Anticlockwise! 1451
12 Rpsrace Rpsrace 1443
13 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 1428
14 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 1423
15 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 1416
16 Cousin Graham Ruttman Racers 1412
17 Drew Storms BadStorms 1407
18 Andy Bernbrock Lords of Dongtown 1400
19 William Wilson G2 RACING CAR NO#306 1389
20 Mike Williams Foytfanforever 1378
21 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1372
22 Larry Keller Rahal's Racerz 1369
23 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 1368
Bill Battle Red Racing 1368
25 Hannyyyrose Lybarger Racing 1367
26 Mat S. American Tuna Racing 1365
27 Ryan Ellegood RAE Tennessee Racing 1364
28 JC LAB Blue Bayou Racing 1360
29 Dale Gleitz Mallard 1355
Maryln E. MizzIndy 1355
31 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 1352
32 Town Monument Blob David Hobbs' relief driver 1349
33 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 1330
34 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1324
35 Isaac Rammel Let's Go Joe 1317
36 Iowa Indy Fan Iowa Indy Fan 1316
37 Life Long Fan A C Racing 1314
38 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 1313
39 Andrew agn727 1309
40 Mike Anaheim Motorsports 1307
41 FlatIntoOne The Mongooses 1301
42 Tom Spangler Reynard Honda Firestone 1290
43 Mike T Hoyng AJ Racing 1289
44 JNEWGARDEN2 TeamPENSKErules 1285
45 Dylan L Lybarger Racing 1281
46 Sixty Years Novi Sounds 1279
47 Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 1276
48 Candi Jackman Jackman 1275
49 Ben Rammel Go Willy P 1252
50 craig Stringfellow SquaredCircleracing 1248
51 Slim Slim Pickins 1246
52 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 1234
53 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 1231
54 Leesadee You Got Smoked 1217
55 LennyK Left Turn Racing 1175
56 Kym Kymopolis 1173
57 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 1166
58 OpenWheelNut Johnny Lightning Racing 1160
59 Jahiegel Jahiegel 1151
60 Trixie Dennit Racing 1146
61 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 1145
62 Gordon Martinez A French Jimmie w/ Kiwi Chaser 1144
63 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 1134
64 Jordan Rinaldi Wilman Jordan Rinaldi Wilman 1121
65 Race Arachnid Racing 1103
66 Fits Team Mystery Machine 1085
67 jim stringfellow Race Riot 1084
68 Oliver Janitz Debris Dispenser 1079
69 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 1061
70 F-Type Team F-Type 1051
71 Brad Koesters Michael blew his engine!! 1032
72 Brian Wallace BWALL2700 1002
73 liz walsh Scottie's girl #9 972
74 rudek7 Slovenia_Racing 970
75 June's Boyfriend Gezzers 963
76 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 956
77 Manleighkow Feel the Power#12 953
78 BritishDude British Racing 935
79 Matthew Cseh Paws&Claws GP 932
80 jc led led 885
81 MommaH Fast Times 823
82 Alvarez Indiana Drivers 794
83 SB Carfarts 788
84 Matt Cahill Rick the Rocket 758
85 Chelsea Racing Divas 741
86 Gas Holes Gas Holes 727
87 Angie A Wilbur Shaw’s Mustache 717
88 Trey Koesters Spider-Man 660
89 CalebDippold DippoldRacing 642
90 Marks Marks 637
91 Chad Koesters KYA Racing 604
92 Craig Brumbaugh Where's the Beaver? 599
93 matt cahill team camaro 577
94 Barry Shield Plus Racing 564
95 L2k007 Veterans Of War 506
96 Don M Sideways 484
97 Michael Rick Mears Head 483
98 J.Griffith Team13 475
99 Mike G Boilerbird Racing 473
100 NjDeb NJDEB 441
101 Judy Lauby some beach 435
102 TheRyanExpress86 Vroomin' and Zoomin' 422
Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 422
104 Mike Alley Cat 395
105 AMA AMA 367
106 TSR TSR Racing 305
107 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 255
108 Weedie Weedies 239
109 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 193
110 Jim Stringfellow Race Riot 127
111 Ron Ronnie & the Go Karts 126
112 LGH62 Indy Outlaws 99
113 Tyler_Ripp Team_Ripp 97
114 Dale Schneider Schneider Racing 56 92
115 Gas Holes Gas Holes 74