• Racing IndyCars at Richmond is like flying fighter jets in a gymnasium.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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'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

  • 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

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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • Last season, we lost the championship in the last corner of the last lap of the last race to some other guy.

    Chip Ganassi, Daytona 2008

  • 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 am a connoisseur of information!

    Conor Daly on silly season rumours, Trackside, September 13th 2016

  • 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'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

  • 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

  • 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 can't believe I'm here. It's so cool!

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • This is and always will be the greatest spectacle in racing. This is the Indianapolis 500.

    Leigh Diffey, as the green flag waved at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 29th 2022

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

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

  • 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

  • Back at the big house next weekend, kids.

    Alexander Rossi on the Harvest GP, Twitter.com, 24th September 2020

  • It felt way better than I ever thought it was going to feel!

    Ed Carpenter on finally winning his first race, Kansas, October 2011

  • 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'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

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

    Tom Sneva

  • James Hinchcliffe on bumping at Indy, May 19th 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • We won a 500-mile race - not the right one, but we won a 500-miler...

    Will Power on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • 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

  • I was just hanging back there waiting for someone to make a mistake and it turned out to be me!

    Colton Herta on the final restart, Road America, June 12th 2022

  • I sometimes think that Graham doesn't have the right filter for this Sport!

    Curt Cavin on Graham Rahal speaking his mind, Traxkaide, May 23rd 2023

  • I'd have finished my career very disappointed had I not won the Indy 500. It's an amazing feeling and an amazing event.

    Will Power on winning the 102nd Indy 500, racer.com, August 7th 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • 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

  • There's fathers out there. There's husbands. There's brothers, sisters. It's something that absolutely we think about. We hope for the best with it.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on the dangers of racing an IndyCar, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 prefer to be here, even 34th, then being at home like last year.

    Fernando Alonso on the Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 19th 2019

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