• 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

  • Any time I get to come to Indianapolis, any time I get to participate in the greatest spectacle in motor racing, it's a great day.

    Paul Diatlovitch, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • I can't believe it. I cannot believe it. What a year for this Target team. It was so much fun to be a part of.

    Dario Franchitti, Homestead 2009

  • 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

  • As a past driver, I'd answer the phone if Roger or Chip called...

    Sarah Fisher on keeping Josef Newgarden in her team, Racer.com, August 3rd 2015

  • 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

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

    Mario Andretti

  • 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

  • Well, the elephant in the room is the aero kits.

    Marco Andretti on why the Honda teams were struggling, Barber, April 27th 2015

  • It takes a lot of guts to expose yourself in front of millions of people, in front of all the media, in front of all your peers. If somebody came to me and said, "Hey, you want to run Texas in an IRL car," I'd say, "Hell, no. I don't want to get embarrassed." She's doing that. I have a lot of respect for that.

    Jeff Burton on Danica Patrick, June 2010

  • The only reason I'm wearin' it is so I didn't leave it in no hotel nowhere!

    A.J. Foyt on his Indy 500 winner's ring, Detroit, June 3rd 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

    Scott Dixon on marriage at the Carb Night Burger Bash, 2015

  • We're all back to square zero!

    James Hinchcliffe on the start of a new season, Trackside, March 18th 2014

  • Sometimes you're the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug. And sometimes you have an air gun failure.

    Simon Pagenaud on equipment issues, St Petersburg, March 11th 2018

  • Broke a glass at a restaurant. Apologize to the waiter, he looks at me, says "Accidents happen. YOU know what I mean!"

    James Hinchcliffe via Twitter, December 17th 2015

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • 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

  • Do you think I give a flying f*** what Buddy Rice thinks?

    Dan Wheldon

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • I'd have finished my career very disappointed had I not won the Indy 500. It's an amazing feeling and an amazing event.

    Will Power on winning the 102nd Indy 500, racer.com, August 7th 2018

  • I drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

  • The walls are white, the track is grey, the grass is green, and the sky is blue... your job is to keep them all where they belong.

    Johnny Rutherford's advice to Indy 500 rookies

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • Rick Mears is a great race car driver. Hopefully I have plenty of years to try to earn his respect again.

    Tony Kanaan, Detroit 2007

  • I'm throwing this one out to Dan. This is his hometown, this is his car.

    James Hinchcliffe after his first career victory, St. Petersburg, March 24th 2013

  • Maybe he should start thinking about driving and stop thinking about dancing because that was a stupid move.

    Tomas Scheckter on Helio Castroneves, Detroit 2007

  • If I have to race until I am 86 years old, I am going to race until I win another Indianapolis 500.

    Dan Wheldon after finishing 2nd in the 2010 Indianapolis 500

  • You know, bison do seem like some very American animals.

    Conor Daly on Bison, IndyCar.com March 23rd 2021

  • Everyone thinks that running in dirty air causes the front end to wash out, but actually it affects the whole car and you just can't follow someone close in fast or medium-speed corners since the aerokits came in.

    Will Power on aerokits, Motorsport.com, May 4th 2016

  • 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 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

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

  • This is a huge day for the IndyCar Series and for our sport as a whole, for sure.

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • Again, I was scared to death. I had zero grip, and I was lifting at the start/finish line going into one. It's embarrassing.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • Most importantly, for the Indy 500 we'll probably be all okay, and that's cause to be happy.

    Mikhail Aleshin on Honda's prospects for the 2017 season, Motorsport.com, February 2nd 2017

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

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • If they want to be on the front page of USA Today, they can be my guest. If I ever want attention, I'm just going to get out of the car and beat the hell out of somebody.

    Tony Kanaan on Dan and Danica, Milwaukee 2007

  • I think the IRL has been poised for a long time to be discovered by a lot of people.

    Chip Ganassi

  • 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

Standings after 14 events of the 2021 Season

1 John Bernbrock Little Al Fan 2200
2 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2189
3 Alayna Blasko Pit Layn 2184
4 Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 2183
5 dac Boiler Up 2175
6 John Racer X 2172
7 KP Buck Team Buckley 2118
8 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2109
9 John Blasko Speed Master II 2106
10 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2086
11 Andy Bernbrock Lords of Dongtown 2056
Cousin Graham Ruttman Racers 2056
13 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2028
14 Cruncher C. Block III Remembering Mike Froehlich 2000 Long Beach GP 2021
15 Mike Williams Foytfanforever 2016
16 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2013
17 Maryln E. MizzIndy 2004
18 Ryan Ellegood RAE Tennessee Racing 1999
19 Bill Battle Red Racing 1997
20 Dale Gleitz Mallard 1988
21 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 1983
22 Drew Storms BadStorms 1965
23 Slim Slim Pickins 1963
24 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1957
25 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 1951
Isaac Rammel Let's Go Joe 1951
27 Life Long Fan A C Racing 1948
28 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1940
29 JC LAB Blue Bayou Racing 1939
30 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 1934
31 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 1924
32 Tom Spangler Reynard Honda Firestone 1919
33 Iowa Indy Fan Iowa Indy Fan 1918
34 Larry Keller Rahal's Racerz 1913
35 Mike T Hoyng AJ Racing 1881
36 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 1877
37 Town Monument Blob I'll bet another Blasko's going to win Jim's league 1875
38 Andrew agn727 1869
39 Sixty Years Novi Sounds 1863
40 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 1859
41 Ben Rammel Go Willy P 1857
42 William Wilson G2 RACING CAR NO#306 1853
43 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 1844
44 FlatIntoOne The Mongooses 1842
45 Hannyyyrose Lybarger Racing 1829
46 Trixie Dennit Racing 1789
47 Leesadee You Got Smoked 1778
48 Rpsrace Rpsrace 1774
49 Dylan L Lybarger Racing 1772
50 Kym Kymopolis 1769
51 OpenWheelNut Johnny Lightning Racing 1756
52 Race Arachnid Racing 1743
53 JNEWGARDEN2 TeamPENSKErules 1732
Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 1732
55 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 1721
56 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 1690
57 Candi Jackman Jackman 1660
58 Gordon Martinez A French Jimmie w/ Kiwi Chaser 1649
59 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 1599
60 Jordan Rinaldi Wilman Jordan Rinaldi Wilman 1595
61 LennyK Left Turn Racing 1593
62 Jahiegel Jahiegel 1576
63 Fits Team Mystery Machine 1567
64 jim stringfellow Race Riot 1536
65 Manleighkow Feel the Power#12 1490
66 jc led led 1482
67 Mat S. American Tuna Racing 1473
68 Brian Wallace BWALL2700 1462
69 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 1424
70 liz walsh Scottie's girl #9 1410
71 F-Type Team F-Type 1378
72 Matthew Cseh Paws&Claws GP 1343
73 Mike Anaheim Motorsports 1307
74 Oliver Janitz Debris Dispenser 1293
75 craig Stringfellow SquaredCircleracing 1248
76 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 1165
77 Brad Koesters Michael blew his engine!! 1131
78 BritishDude British Racing 1034
79 Gas Holes Gas Holes 1027
80 Matt Cahill Rick the Rocket 987
81 rudek7 Slovenia_Racing 970
82 June's Boyfriend Gezzers 963
83 Trey Koesters Spider-Man 872
84 MommaH Fast Times 823
85 Alvarez Indiana Drivers 794
86 Chad Koesters KYA Racing 790
87 SB Carfarts 788
88 Chelsea Racing Divas 741
Marks Marks 741
90 Angie A Wilbur Shaw’s Mustache 717
91 matt cahill team camaro 688
92 CalebDippold DippoldRacing 642
93 Craig Brumbaugh Where's the Beaver? 599
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 Jim Stringfellow Race Riot 238
110 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 193
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