• 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

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

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

  • 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

  • I miss my fans so much, you have no idea. I think I appreciate them more then I ever did.

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • Brad Pitt got a super license before me. Tough.

    Colton Herta on Brad Pitt joining the F1 grid to film a movie, Twitter, May 4th 2023

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • I'm throwing this one out to Dan. This is his hometown, this is his car.

    James Hinchcliffe after his first career victory, St. Petersburg, March 24th 2013

  • I'm a moving chicane out here!

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

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

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

  • He said its the best team out there. If its the best team, he shouldn't have a problem.

    Chip Ganassi on whether he'd allow Jaun Pablo Montoya to test for Penske, Houston, October 2013

  • 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

  • Do you think I give a flying f*** what Buddy Rice thinks?

    Dan Wheldon

  • I promise you this: it isn't the last you've seen of me at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My last time there will not be a day when I'm walking out with my tail between my legs.

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • I need a nap now.

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

  • It was so scary for me. I don't know what else to say. I don't know what happened but it felt like my front and rear wings were upside down.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • 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

  • I wish I could get my deadbeat family to participate.

    Kurt St. Angelo on the IndyCarFanZone fantasy league, Twitter, September 14th 2022

  • This is just an excellent race and to be a part of the history, I'm really grateful for that.

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • What a day. This place is magical. It is still the 'beginning of the season' for me but everything is starting to fall into place. This is the best month of May, ever.

    Helio Castroneves after winning the Indy 500, May 2009

  • I can't control what size I am and how I'm built. All I know is the NBA doesn't lower the hoop for short guys.

    Danica Patrick, June 2005

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • 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

  • Patience is a virtue... and someone wasn't very virtuous today.

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • Since last fall I've been wondering what in the hell it's going to feel like, and now I know.

    Danica Patrick on driving an IndyCar after 7 years away, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 1st 2018

  • I've never been so happy to be in last place.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Chip Ganassi

  • 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

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

    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

  • Having raced all over the planet, I would say that IndyCar is the toughest beast yet to master for me.

    Felix Rosenqvist, Motorsports.com, September 17th 2019

  • Some of the drivers who don't want to do the Indy 500, they just have small balls. I think that's the only explanation.

    Mikhail Aleshin on drivers who are too scared to run the Indy 500, May 16th 2017

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • Brian Clauson's car got pretty beat up yesterday. It's black and blue all over

    Justin Wilson on Brian Clauson's patchwork DW12, bump day, Indy 2012

Standings after 15 events of the 2012 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 doug smelser gas city motorsport 2021
2 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2016 -5
3 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 🔥 2015 -6
4 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 2001 -20
5 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 1985 -36
6 Colin Zarzycki Pole Position II 1979 -42
7 Barry Shield Plus Racing 1958 -63
8 Tom H. Coyotes 1948 -73
9 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1933 -88
10 Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 1929 -92
11 Dale Gleitz Mallard 1922 -99
12 Phil Nation American Racing 1905 -116
13 Bill Battle Red Racing 1876 -145
14 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1863 -158
15 Kyle Wilber Formula Extreme Grand Prix 1861 -160
16 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 1858 -163
17 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 1855 -166
18 Jim M teamindy 1854 -167
19 Craig Huffman Dirt Track Racer 1853 -168
20 Laura Beth Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 1849 -172
21 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 1846 -175
22 d v smelser dvs motorsports 1833 -188
23 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 1829 -192
24 John Wilson Wombat Racing 1815 -206
25 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 1802 -219
26 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 1790 -231
27 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 1788 -233
Darrell Cox Rum Runner 1788 -233
29 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 1777 -244
30 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 1775 -246
31 Terry Waldrep oldtw8 1773 -248
Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1773 -248
33 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 1764 -257
Nathan Johnson FirstOnRaceDay 1764 -257
35 Shanelle M. Phish Racing 1762 -259
36 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 1758 -263
37 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 1754 -267
Mike Alley Cat 1754 -267
39 James duncan Flying weldons 1743 -278
40 Jon Piazza InCarZo 1742 -279
41 Chad Danica Patrick Racing 1736 -285
42 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1735 -286
43 Donna Jackson gogetem 1725 -296
44 Don dons ride buyers 1723 -298
45 Jim Mitchell Indy Power 1719 -302
46 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 1714 -307
47 Bill Knoth Wild Bill Express 1713 -308
48 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 1710 -311
49 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 1709 -312
50 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 1701 -320
51 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 1694 -327
52 Dan Guse dguse500 1690 -331
Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 1690 -331
54 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 1662 -359
55 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 1649 -372
56 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 1619 -402
57 Stacy Faller Checkered Flag Chick 1615 -406
58 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 1586 -435
59 Josh M KanaanFan11 1574 -447
60 Gregg Hit With a Brick 1528 -493
Greg Koesters lets go racing 1528 -493
62 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 1506 -515
63 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 1482 -539
64 Emily indygurl13 1475 -546
65 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 1471 -550
66 Mark Fresher Fresh Racing 1468 -553
67 Sean Brennan Smashers 1456 -565
68 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 1455 -566
69 Hunter Gunnell HG Racing 1450 -571
70 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1448 -573
71 Justin Griner IRLFan9 1445 -576
72 Kevin Gardner Smakificator International 1434 -587
73 Drew Team Dream 1401 -620
74 Bill Brash Bearcat Racing 1396 -625
75 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 1387 -634
76 Sammy Team Phillip Johnny Bob 1364 -657
77 Brendan Dumples Motorsports 1362 -659
78 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1355 -666
79 Kyle Rudolph Team Rudy 1340 -681
80 Bob Tzucker TZ Racing 1332 -689
81 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz 1330 -691
82 Mike Danks IRloyal Fantasy Racing LLP 1289 -732
83 Jason AndRome~Racing 1286 -735
84 JIM SLEETH TEO FABI SKOAL BANDIT RACING 1285 -736
85 Rick Team Backmarker 1283 -738
86 Will Barada BaracudaRacing 1281 -740
87 Jeff Harper Slow Turtles 1274 -747
88 Brian Eat My Bumpers 1271 -750
89 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1246 -775
90 Michael A. Kiefer Leaders and Legends 1245 -776
91 Darth Darth Airbox 1243 -778
92 Pam Kirchgessner Team Indydog 1242 -779
93 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1239 -782
94 Vanessa Ferguson Nessie's Racers 1231 -790
95 Chelsea Sycamore Racing 1228 -793
96 JoNew3 Gen3 Solution 1196 -825
97 Dawn Smith 1181 -840
98 Camilo Buckethead Soobl Racing 1176 -845
99 Susan Hodge iamindy01 1169 -852
100 Chad Ring AMR Racing 1160 -861
101 Jessica Radloff IndySpeedRacer 1145 -876
102 Chris Jones Indy-100 years 1141 -880
103 Brad Koesters Michael blew his engine!! 1103 -918
104 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 1083 -938
105 scott 1073 -948
GREG KIRCHGESSNER INDY DOG RACING 1073 -948
107 Matt Brown texacostar05 1044 -977
108 Michael Saltzman princess sparkle pony 1033 -988
109 Paul 1013 -1008
110 Jodi Southernbell 1011 -1010
111 Jackers Big Buddy Racing 991 -1030
112 Scott Jackson Team Awesome 977 -1044
113 Dave Wilson cause of the yellow 939 -1082
114 Matt stoudt Go Go Marco 919 -1102
115 casey TheStags 908 -1113
116 anthony abbott Blue Steel 886 -1135
117 John Yates BeerGoggles 785 -1236
118 Vannessa Waldrpe team waldrep 731 -1290
119 Tom Abbott Wide Open 642 -1379
120 Steven racingesteban 620 -1401
121 Eric Rynerson NoDoorsNoDales Motorsports 548 -1473
122 Devin Underwood Underworld Racing 545 -1476
123 Kris Klein Slumpbusters 505 -1516
124 DavidJPL Rockford Rocks 493 -1528
125 Ty Abbott tank87 480 -1541
126 bailey abbott MasterBeef 466 -1555
127 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 459 -1562
128 Chris Jones Jones Racing 419 -1602
129 matt abbott pedal to the mrdal 418 -1603
130 Brent Boogity boogity 405 -1616
131 Camilo NSB 319 -1702
132 Ryan Spear TKDWRHRFAN 301 -1720
133 Tim Abbott Particles 276 -1745
134 marco dimercurio marco424 275 -1746
135 Chad Koesters KYA Racing 257 -1764
136 Diana Abbott FunnyFace 156 -1865
Bret E. Collins trickbag 156 -1865
138 Neil Hoosier Speed Sport 124 -1897