• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • He's grounded.

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

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

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

  • She's just feeling the pressure of not winning races.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • 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

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

    PJ Chesson

  • With photos, sometimes people get old. Not me, but some people do.

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • Some people strap on their helmet and lose their brains.

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • If I ever pit with her again, I'm not racing for this team anymore - ever!

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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've seen this place be absolutely great to me, and I've seen it wrench my heart from my body.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Antony! Yer losin' 3 seconds a lap! Now get yer foot into it, I'm not gonna tell ya again!!

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tom Carnegie

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

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

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • 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

  • ...if everyone agrees on a spec kit, IndyCar needs to really use the chance to get something that looks good, doesn't have all this winglet crap stuck all over it, and doesn't create all this dirty air.

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

  • If he wins this race with what he has to work with, they ought to name this place after him.

    John Barnes on Sam Hornish Jr, indy 2003

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This has been the best season of my career in motorsport and I've learned so much. We'll be coming back to win this thing next year.

    Will Power on losing to Dario Franchitti, Homestead, 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

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • The track is narrower than I thought! You watch the television and you see three cars alongside on the main straight - now I am in the car on the main straight and it's hard to imagine how you can fit three cars there at speed.

    Fernando Alonso after his first test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • You've only seen me smile here.

    Romain Grosjean on being in IndyCar, after the GMR Grand Prix, IMS, May 15th 2021

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

    Tom Sneva

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

    Kevin Lee on Jacques Villeneuve, Trackside, August 2012

  • It's always sad to be out of a race but I'm happy that I walked away; it was a nasty, nasty crash.

    Tony Kanaan at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • I was a craft beer and a wallet chain away from being a hipster!

    James Hinchcliffe on beard growth, Tim and Sid's Plays of the Week, September 14th 2015

  • 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

  • It looks so easy when you watch it on TV, but it's not.

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • Will he get through? Where is he? Where is he? There he is!

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

Standings after 16 events of the 2011 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 Phil Nation American Racing 2233
2 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 2190 -43
3 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 2151 -82
4 Michael Saltzman princess sparkle pony 2146 -87
5 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2132 -101
6 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2131 -102
7 Tyler Cartmell TCMotorsports 2094 -139
8 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2071 -162
9 Bill Battle Red Racing 2063 -170
10 Mike Alley Cat 2062 -171
11 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 2055 -178
John Wilson Wombat Racing 2055 -178
13 Colin Zarzycki Pole Position II 2021 -212
14 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2018 -215
15 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2003 -230
16 doug smelser gas city motorsport 1995 -238
17 Bret E. Collins trickbag 1992 -241
18 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 1991 -242
19 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1988 -245
20 d v smelser dvs motorsports 1983 -250
21 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 1980 -253
22 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 1975 -258
23 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 1972 -261
24 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 1970 -263
25 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 1960 -273
26 Michael Edradour Racing 1959 -274
27 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 1950 -283
28 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 1942 -291
Donna Jackson gogetem 1942 -291
30 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 1940 -293
31 DavidJPL Rockford Rocks 1939 -294
32 Chad Ring AMR Racing 1936 -297
33 Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 1915 -318
34 Vanessa Ferguson Nessie's Racers 1909 -324
35 Terry Waldrep oldtw8 1908 -325
36 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 1906 -327
37 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1898 -335
38 Mark Fresher Fresh Racing 1895 -338
Dale Gleitz Mallard 1895 -338
40 Jessica Radloff IndySpeedRacer 1892 -341
41 Bill Brash Bearcat Racing 1881 -352
42 Jodi Southernbell 1878 -355
43 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1874 -359
44 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1873 -360
45 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 1872 -361
46 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 1860 -373
47 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 1859 -374
48 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 1858 -375
49 Drew Team Dream 1855 -378
50 Jim M teamindy 1853 -380
51 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1829 -404
52 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 1828 -405
53 Barry Shield Plus Racing 1825 -408
54 Ryan Spear TKDWRHRFAN 1824 -409
Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 1824 -409
56 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1811 -422
57 Jason AndRome~Racing 1790 -443
58 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 1789 -444
59 Emily indygurl13 1777 -456
60 Bob Tzucker TZ Racing 1775 -458
61 Shawn Starkey 6thAveConcepts 1771 -462
62 Dave Wilson cause of the yellow 1752 -481
63 Gregg Hit With a Brick 1735 -498
64 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 1731 -502
65 Susan Hodge iamindy01 1695 -538
66 Chelsea Sycamore Racing 1689 -544
67 Rick Team Backmarker 1674 -559
68 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 1668 -565
69 Kris Klein Slumpbusters 1667 -566
70 Pam Kirchgessner Team Indydog 1645 -588
71 GREG KIRCHGESSNER INDY DOG RACING 1619 -614
72 Jackers Big Buddy Racing 1601 -632
73 Don dons ride buyers 1589 -644
74 Scott Jackson Team Awesome 1562 -671
75 Dan Guse dguse500 1523 -710
76 Matt stoudt Go Go Marco 1438 -795
77 Sammy Team Phillip Johnny Bob 1417 -816
78 Paul 1372 -861
79 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 1263 -970
80 John Yates BeerGoggles 1236 -997
81 Matt Brown texacostar05 1223 -1010
82 Chad Danica Patrick Racing 1188 -1045
83 Vannessa Waldrpe team waldrep 1187 -1046
84 Chris Thomas ChequeredFLAGZ 1169 -1064
85 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1089 -1144
86 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 1084 -1149
87 Devin Underwood Underworld Racing 1017 -1216
88 Steve Longbrake Team Bud 881 -1352
89 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 739 -1494
90 scott 722 -1511
91 Dave Fresher D-Fresh Racing 542 -1691
92 Doug Schiefelbein Rebel Racing 535 -1698
93 Mike Dario Bros. 487 -1746
94 Justin Griner IRLFan9 478 -1755
95 Charlie Painter Team Painter 415 -1818