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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • 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

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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 think Briscoe and I had a pretty good race going on, but we got what we got.

    Scott Dixon on losing the race and the championship, Homestead 2009

  • I'm a moving chicane out here!

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

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

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

    Dan Wheldon

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • 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

  • My Father said if you are going to win one race, make sure it is the Indianapolis 500

    Eddie Cheever after winning the Indy 500

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

    John Andretti, Indy 2010

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

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

  • 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 they've got competition and they are not talking about winning. I feel like they want to sit around and hold hands and sing. I want to win.

    Chip Ganassi on Honda, St Petersberg, March 23rd 2013

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 2010

  • 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

  • It's the biggest race in the world. It's not supposed to be easy.

    Marcus Ericsson on The Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 2023

  • I'm 38. I'm a legit 38. I don't know how old you are, but I'm legit 38. March 3 1981.

    Ed Carpenter to Tony Kanaan on the suggestion that he was over 40, Gateway, August 24th 2019

  • We are trying to fix them but when you start behind the eight ball like last year you are playing catch-up and you will continue to play catch-up until we get rid of these stupid kits!

    Michael Andretti on aerokits, Autosport.com, 15th April 2016

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • ...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

  • Without the IRL, a lot of guys would never have been able to show what they can do.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • I was going through there as hard as I could. It was for everything. It was for all the marbles.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • I have learned more in one week here than I did in my entire Formula One career.

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

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

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • 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

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

    Tom Sneva

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • Hope you're all snug in your beds, while Indycars dance in your head...

    Simon Pagenaud on insomnia, Twitter, 4:31 AM, July 23rd 2019

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, 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

  • 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

Standings after 16 events of the 2011 Season

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 Donna Jackson gogetem 1942 -291
Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 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
Laura Beth 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
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