• 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • The last time this flag was on the front row of the Indy500, I wasn’t born. Makes me proud.

    Rinus Veekay on the Dutch flag, Twitter.com, May 25th 2021

  • 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 didn't leave. I was terminated.

    Sebastien Bourdais on the flip side of the Coyne, NBCSports.com, November 22nd 2019

  • They're creating a much bigger problem than the one they're trying to solve. And it's mind-boggling, absolutely mind-boggling, that they don't see it and that these discussions have even made it this far.

    James Hinchcliffe on INDYCAR mandating domed skids, Motorsport.com, April 5th 2016

  • It's great that it's one minute after six!

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

  • Someone asked me if I win the Indy 500 if I'd still retire? I'd still retire. What better way to go out?

    Danica Patrick on her final race, racing.ap.org, March 7th 2018

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • For a moment, all is right with the world - Danica Patrick is leading the Indianapolis 500.

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

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

  • Everyone thinks that running in dirty air causes the front end to wash out, but actually it affects the whole car and you just can't follow someone close in fast or medium-speed corners since the aerokits came in.

    Will Power on aerokits, Motorsport.com, May 4th 2016

  • The last I looked, I earned the label of Indy 500 champion; those lobbing unfounded accusations at me have not.

    Eddie Cheever Jr. after Watkins Glen 06

  • 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

  • If he wins this race with what he has to work with, they ought to name this place after him.

    John Barnes on Sam Hornish Jr, indy 2003

  • 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

  • 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 was a craft beer and a wallet chain away from being a hipster!

    James Hinchcliffe on beard growth, Tim and Sid's Plays of the Week, September 14th 2015

  • Howard and me set the first and third fastest times of the day, and we both got beaten to grid slot 33 by a kid in Methodist Hospital with a smoking wreck of a car. The magic of Indy, huh?

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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'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

  • If you run around in the back with the squirrels, you're bound to get your nuts cracked.

    PJ Chesson

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 see how it unfolds, and we're going to have to give each other respect and the space on the track.

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, June 2007

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

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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • It's a new... track... record!

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • Going into Texas with four wheels on the car is pretty exciting!

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • It's a Top-10 but after finishing here fifth last year nothing less than that would really be satisfying because you always want more.

    Ed Carpenter after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • You don't gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

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