• My mom hasn't played much of a role in my racing career. In fact, I think she still wants me to join the Coast Guard. But I still love her.

    PJ Chesson on Mothers Day

  • I am stupid.

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

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • From now on, Scheckter, when used as a verb, means, "To steal one's wireless internet access."

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • Back then there were 50-75 cars just trying to make the field. And they were the best drivers in the world. I remember thinking; I can’t believe this. I can't believe I got a spot.

    A.J. Foyt on qualifying for his first Indianapolis 500 mile race

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

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

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

  • 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 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

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • She was acting like a spoiled brat. I don't respect that. I tried to step away. She kept grabbing on me like a dog that wanted to bite my ankles.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

  • I wasn't thinking, 'That's Eddie [Cheever] and he's in an Infiniti and so I need to beat him.' I was thinking, 'That's Eddie, and I want to kick his ass!'

    Robbie Buhl, after winning at WDW in 2000

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I've got the Grandfathers Club with Helio and Juan, right?!

    Roger Penske on his older two drivers, motorsport.com, March 22nd 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • I don't want to take a defeatist attitude here but it's going to be ugly. If IndyCar goes the domed skid route, we're going to be taking a knife to a gunfight.

    Sam Schmidt on Chevy's advantage with domed skids, Racer.com, April 7th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • I mean this guy can't even keep his lies straight. He's told so many in the last week, he's not sure what the truth is.

    Robin Miller on Kevin Kalkoven, February 2008

  • 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

  • You've only seen me smile here.

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • There is nothing like winning the Indianapolis 500 and fortunately I was able to do so.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • Everyone wants to pick a fight with me. Whatever.

    Sage Karam on everyone wanting to pick a fight with him, IndyStar.com, August 3rd 2015

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

    Curt Cavin with a new twist on an old saying, GP of Baltimore 2013

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

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

Standings after 15 events of the 2012 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotal
1 doug smelser gas city motorsport 2021
2 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2016
3 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 2015
4 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 2001
5 Ben Deneweth Sweaty Face Covering Motorsports 1985
6 Colin Zarzycki Pole Position II 1979
7 Barry Shield Plus Racing 1958
8 Tom H. Coyotes 1948
9 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1933
10 Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 1929
11 Dale Gleitz Mallard 1922
12 Phil Nation American Racing 1905
13 Bill Battle Red Racing 1876
14 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1863
15 Kyle Wilber Formula Extreme Grand Prix 1861
16 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 1858
17 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 1855
18 Jim M teamindy 1854
19 Craig Huffman Dirt Track Racer 1853
20 Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 1849
21 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 1846
22 d v smelser dvs motorsports 1833
23 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 1829
24 John Wilson Wombat Racing 1815
25 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 1802
26 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 1790
27 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 1788
Darrell Cox Rum Runner 1788
29 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 1777
30 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 1775
31 Terry Waldrep oldtw8 1773
Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1773
33 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 1764
Nathan Johnson FirstOnRaceDay 1764
35 Shanelle M. Phish Racing 1762
36 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 1758
37 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 1754
Mike Alley Cat 1754
39 James duncan Flying weldons 1743
40 Jon Piazza InCarZo 1742
41 Chad Danica Patrick Racing 1736
42 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1735
43 Donna Jackson gogetem 1725
44 Don dons ride buyers 1723
45 Jim Mitchell Indy Power 1719
46 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 1714
47 Bill Knoth Wild Bill Express 1713
48 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 1710
49 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 1709
50 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 1701
51 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 1694
52 Dan Guse dguse500 1690
Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 1690
54 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 1662
55 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 1649
56 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 1619
57 Stacy Faller Checkered Flag Chick 1615
58 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 1586
59 Josh M KanaanFan11 1574
60 Gregg Hit With a Brick 1528
Greg Koesters lets go racing 1528
62 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 1506
63 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 1482
64 Emily indygurl13 1475
65 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 1471
66 Mark Fresher Fresh Racing 1468
67 Sean Brennan Smashers 1456
68 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 1455
69 Hunter Gunnell HG Racing 1450
70 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1448
71 Justin Griner IRLFan9 1445
72 Kevin Gardner Smakificator International 1434
73 Drew Team Dream 1401
74 Bill Brash Bearcat Racing 1396
75 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 1387
76 Sammy Team Phillip Johnny Bob 1364
77 Brendan Dumples Motorsports 1362
78 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1355
79 Kyle Rudolph Team Rudy 1340
80 Bob Tzucker TZ Racing 1332
81 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz 1330
82 Mike Danks IRloyal Fantasy Racing LLP 1289
83 Jason AndRome~Racing 1286
84 JIM SLEETH TEO FABI SKOAL BANDIT RACING 1285
85 Rick Team Backmarker 1283
86 Will Barada BaracudaRacing 1281
87 Jeff Harper Slow Turtles 1274
88 Brian Eat My Bumpers 1271
89 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1246
90 Michael A. Kiefer Leaders and Legends 1245
91 Darth Darth Airbox 1243
92 Pam Kirchgessner Team Indydog 1242
93 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1239
94 Vanessa Ferguson Nessie's Racers 1231
95 Chelsea Sycamore Racing 1228
96 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 1196
97 Dawn Smith 1181
98 Camilo Buckethead Soobl Racing 1176
99 Susan Hodge iamindy01 1169
100 Chad Ring AMR Racing 1160
101 Jessica Radloff IndySpeedRacer 1145
102 Chris Jones Indy-100 years 1141
103 Brad Koesters Michael blew his engine!! 1103
104 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 1083
105 scott 1073
GREG KIRCHGESSNER INDY DOG RACING 1073
107 Matt Brown texacostar05 1044
108 Michael Saltzman princess sparkle pony 1033
109 Paul 1013
110 Jodi Southernbell 1011
111 Jackers Big Buddy Racing 991
112 Scott Jackson Team Awesome 977
113 Dave Wilson cause of the yellow 939
114 Matt stoudt Go Go Marco 919
115 casey TheStags 908
116 anthony abbott Blue Steel 886
117 John Yates BeerGoggles 785
118 Vannessa Waldrpe team waldrep 731
119 Tom Abbott Wide Open 642
120 Steven racingesteban 620
121 Eric Rynerson NoDoorsNoDales Motorsports 548
122 Devin Underwood Underworld Racing 545
123 Kris Klein Slumpbusters 505
124 DavidJPL Rockford Rocks 493
125 Ty Abbott tank87 480
126 bailey abbott MasterBeef 466
127 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 459
128 Chris Jones Jones Racing 419
129 matt abbott pedal to the mrdal 418
130 Brent Boogity boogity 405
131 Camilo NSB 319
132 Ryan Spear TKDWRHRFAN 301
133 Tim Abbott Particles 276
134 marco dimercurio marco424 275
135 Chad Koesters KYA Racing 257
136 Diana Abbott FunnyFace 156
Bret E. Collins trickbag 156
138 Neil Hoosier Speed Sport 124