• 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

  • The things that play on your mind the most are the ones that just got away.

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • Cheever had a problem with my dad, he had a problem with me, and now he's taking it out on Marco.

    Michael Andretti, Watkins Glen 2006

  • I was frustrated since Motegi and wanted to prove a point. When you're in a competitive package, you can't let points slip. I can eat breakfast tomorrow morning now instead of stabbing my fork into the table.

    Dan Wheldon, Kansas 2007

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

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • And in 7 hours off to NYC!! Can't believe. Don't want to sleep thinking I'm gonna wake up from a dream.

    Sebastian Saavedra, Indy Bump Day 2010, via Twitter

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • I still have the passion to drive the hell out of it!

    Juan Pablo Montoya on his motivation, NBCSports.com, July 12th 2016

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • Obviously we always see the good days, but Gil de Ferran told me if you can have a bad day and nobody notices, that's how you do a really good job - and that's how you win a championship.

    Simon Pagenaud on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

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

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

  • "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

  • 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 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

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

    Chip Ganassi

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

    Kevin Lee on Jacques Villeneuve, Trackside, August 2012

  • 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

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • You need to learn how to f***ing count.

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

  • 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

  • I'm 19 years old, I drive Indy cars... I'm happy.

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • It's a great feeling. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

  • We'd love to see Buddy Rice in a car and in the Indy 500, but as best we can tell, no driver has ever qualified for the Indy 500 from their couch.

    TrackSideOnline, May 2009

  • You've only seen me smile here.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I think Danica's pretty aggressive in our cars. I mean, you know especially if you catch her at the right time of the month, she might be trading plenty of paint out there!

    Ed Carpenter, July 2006

  • I lifted a little, but I didn't touch the brake.

    Will Power on the art of restarting, St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • 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

  • That was the hairiest day I've ever had.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

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

  • 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

  • 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'm a moving chicane out here!

    Juan Pablo Montoya, lap 42 at St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

Standings after 16 events of the 2011 Season

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