• We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • We won a 500-mile race - not the right one, but we won a 500-miler...

    Will Power on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • 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

  • I can tell you one thing, with 50 to go, I thought we were going to go home and close our tent.

    Roger Penske, Indy 2006

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • I'm tired of being nice about it. The fact is, grip created by aerodynamic downforce is our enemy... At the moment, the downforce is so great that it masks the handling and hurts the racing

    Rick Mears on what's wrong with IndyCar, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It was a tough day – really disappointing... I guess it was a good day in reality.

    Josef Newgarden on finishing 7th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

  • There comes a time in a race where money doesn't matter, living doesn't matter. Winning is the only thing that matters, and so when you go into those corners, it's winning that tells all.

    Al Unser Jr.

  • My picture isn't everywhere, but people recognize me. I'm telling you, it's the nose.

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • Good morning from the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    Tom Carnegie

  • The last I looked, I earned the label of Indy 500 champion; those lobbing unfounded accusations at me have not.

    Eddie Cheever Jr. after Watkins Glen 06

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • 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

  • I prefer to be here, even 34th, then being at home like last year.

    Fernando Alonso on the Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 19th 2019

  • I am stupid.

    Zach Veach on Zach Veach after an off track excursion, IMS, July 4th 2020

  • I bet you'd love to drive one, you just wouldn't want to crash one!

    Charlie Kimball to Dale Jr. via Twitter, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • I hope all the fans out there were as excited about that race as I am. It was awesome doing so much passing. Racing can't get any better!

    Graham Rahal on the Kentucky 300, August 2009

  • F1 is for sissies, this is proper racing, you can quote me on that!

    Dan Wheldon

  • I drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • Why do you think there are so many skid marks? It's not because it's a lovely corner.

    John Andretti, Indy 2010

  • 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

  • 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

  • Who is the buff guy in blue with the big #Schnozolla?

    Chip Ganassi on Tony Kanaan's Family Feud appearance, via Twitter, July 26th 2016

  • That's a good way to lose a championship.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • It's great that it's one minute after six!

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • I need a nap now.

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

  • 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 just can't wait to get back in the car. I wonder if I'm still any good.

    Will Power on the long off season, St Petersburg, March 21st 2013

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

    Fernando Alonso after crashing in practice, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2019

  • 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

  • ...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

  • 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 love this championship and everything it represents. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be here. I wouldn't want to have it any other way.

    Alexander Rossi on IndyCar, The Indy Star, September 14th 2018

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

    Mario Andretti

  • 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 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

Standings after 17 events of the 2010 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 John Wilson Wombat Racing 2425
2 Bob Tzucker TZ Racing 2409 -16
3 Justin Griner IRLFan9 2383 -42
4 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2366 -59
5 Bill Battle Red Racing 2363 -62
6 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 2329 -96
7 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 2316 -109
8 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 2296 -129
9 Donna Jackson gogetem 2282 -143
10 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 2259 -166
11 Brad Black IndyTrackside 2256 -169
12 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2254 -171
13 Colin Zarzycki Pole Position II 2251 -174
14 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 2244 -181
15 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 2233 -192
16 Terry Waldrep oldtw8 2231 -194
Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 2231 -194
18 Jim M teamindy 2230 -195
19 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 2229 -196
Mike Alley Cat 2229 -196
21 Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 2225 -200
22 Vanessa Ferguson Nessie's Racers 2197 -228
23 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2175 -250
24 Bill Brash Bearcat Racing 2164 -261
25 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2160 -265
26 Phil Nation American Racing 2116 -309
27 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2111 -314
28 Barry Shield Plus Racing 2096 -329
29 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2085 -340
30 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2084 -341
31 Deb Drake Phoenix Racing 2056 -369
32 Chelsea Sycamore Racing 1962 -463
33 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 1850 -575
34 Matt Brown texacostar05 1842 -583
35 doug smelser gas city motorsport 1768 -657
36 GREG KIRCHGESSNER INDY DOG RACING 1743 -682
37 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 1696 -729
38 Pam Kirchgessner Team Indydog 1639 -786
39 Devin Underwood Underworld Racing 1472 -953
40 Vannessa Waldrpe team waldrep 1176 -1249
41 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 1034 -1391
42 Doug Schiefelbein Rebel Racing 857 -1568
43 Don dons ride buyers 730 -1695
44 Matt Boyd TCC Speed 724 -1701
45 Jack Tyre Terrors 666 -1759
46 Jeff Harper Slow Turtles 549 -1876
47 Kenny Peskin BigRed Racing 532 -1893
48 d v smelser dvs motorsports 514 -1911
49 Mike Volin Phoenix Racing 472 -1953
50 Harry Morris Team Openwheeler 277 -2148
51 Tony The A Team 247 -2178
52 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 141 -2284
53 Marc Bever Racing 131 -2294
54 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 116 -2309
55 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 102 -2323