• Rick Mears is a great race car driver. Hopefully I have plenty of years to try to earn his respect again.

    Tony Kanaan, Detroit 2007

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • Winning is always a great feeling, but winning at your home track, a place that you grew up at and a place that helped you fall in love with the sport of IndyCar racing... this is priceless.

    Graham Rahal on winning at Mid-Ohio, Instagram, August 3rd 2015

  • I'm the happiest guy on earth right now!

    Rinus VeeKay on finishing 5th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

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

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I'm tired of being nice about it. The fact is, grip created by aerodynamic downforce is our enemy... At the moment, the downforce is so great that it masks the handling and hurts the racing

    Rick Mears on what's wrong with IndyCar, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 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

  • If he thinks I'm not going to remember that, HE'S CRAZY!

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • 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

  • It's going to be a close finish. I have the bigger nose, I guess I have a good chance.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • 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

  • It's just crazy. If I never won another pole, I wouldn't care. Almost.

    James Hinchcliffe on winning the pole for the 100th Indy 500, May 22nd 2016

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • It takes a lot of guts to expose yourself in front of millions of people, in front of all the media, in front of all your peers. If somebody came to me and said, "Hey, you want to run Texas in an IRL car," I'd say, "Hell, no. I don't want to get embarrassed." She's doing that. I have a lot of respect for that.

    Jeff Burton on Danica Patrick, June 2010

  • 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

  • You know, if you're going to have an example of how not to go about things, this is 100 percent how you would do it.

    Scott Dixon on Alex Palou's contract dispute, Toronto, July 15th 2022

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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 was a very good test in terms of outright speed, but I did destroy a car the first day.

    Dan Wheldon, Homestead test 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

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

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

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

    Tom Sneva

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

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

    Tom Carnegie

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

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

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • 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

  • That's a cool shot of the glowing brake disc!

    Colton Herta watching a replay of his pass on Rossi, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 3rd October 2020

  • I wish Beaux Barfield was officiating when I was driving - I'd have gotten a lot less penalties!

    Paul Tracy on lax penalties for avoidable contact, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • This is a great decision by IndyCar. Plus it gives me another month to get ready.

    Jimmie Johnson on the 2021 season opener being delayed, via Twitter, January 6th 2021

  • Milka, if you're gonna go that slow you gotta drive your mirrors, hon'!

    Ryan Hunter-Reay to Milka Duno after Watkins Glen qualifying, July 2010

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

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

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • Finishing in the Top-10 here was because of nutrition.

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • The Indy 500 was the defining stage of my career.

    Mario Andretti

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

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

  • 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

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 2010

  • 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

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

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 Brett M. 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 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 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