• I drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

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

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • I kind of have half an idea of what it means to win this race now. I couldn't be happier.

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • 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

  • F1 is for sissies, this is proper racing, you can quote me on that!

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • When you go home and you're slow, there's nothing you can do. But when you go home under these conditions it's kind of tough.

    Alex Tagliani, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • It was talent and skill, that's how I did it. A masterful display of driving ability!

    James Hinchcliffe on getting through the gap that took him from 17th to 6th at Mid Ohio, August 2014

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • 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

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • Whatever you heard, somebody made it up. For the first two days, he talked nonsense because he had a concussion. It doesn't matter what he was saying. He doesn't even remember it.

    Tony Kanaan on the rumours of Dario Franchitti's retirement after Houston, 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

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

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

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • It's always sad to be out of a race but I'm happy that I walked away; it was a nasty, nasty crash.

    Tony Kanaan at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • Well, the elephant in the room is the aero kits.

    Marco Andretti on why the Honda teams were struggling, Barber, April 27th 2015

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • She probably does not know what that is, so I can say I'm going to Las Vegas to play poker and she'll think it's something like that!

    Fernando Alonso on what his mother would think about the Indy 500, motor.as.com, April 20th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

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

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

  • 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

  • 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'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

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • Good news is we've won every race we've finished!

    James Hinchcliffe on crashing out at Long Beach, April 22nd 2013

  • The worst thing about crashing A.J.'s car twice in two days is you still have to go to dinner with him. And he makes you buy, and then he eats your bowl of ice cream, too.

    Billy Boat

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • It's amazing how different an Indycar is from anything else on a racetrack.

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

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

  • 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

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • It's like a reunion to come back here every May. I've never retired. I always say, "I'm not done yet."

    Parnelli Jones, Indy 2007

  • If someone said choose one race to win, just one, and that was the only race you ever got to win, it would be the Indy 500.

    Jack Harvey on the Indianapolis 500, indianapolismotorspeedway.com, February 21st 2019

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

Standings after 17 events of the 2013 Season

1 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2707
2 John Y Indy500orbust 2645
3 John Racer X 2600
4 Ron Stanley Dawg Fan 2585
5 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2565
6 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 2559
7 Doug S 85-95 Indy Rules 2545
8 Don Walker Flying Diamond Racing 2544
9 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2542
10 Michel Brooks JPM or Bust! 2538
11 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2512
12 Gary Evans nrracing 2509
13 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 2505
14 Phil Nation American Racing 2502
15 Denise Need4speed 2496
16 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2493
17 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 2489
18 Ben Deneweth Sweaty Face Covering Motorsports 2478
19 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2458
Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2458
21 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 2456
22 Don Caldwell Travelodge Special #44 2438
23 Daniel Gorun Bandwidth Bandits 2436
24 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2433
25 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2432
26 Drew Storms BadStorms 2429
27 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 2425
Tim Tim's Brickyard Bombers 2425
29 Jennifer Caldwell Seven Promotions 2420
Cruncher C. Block III Adjust your front roll bar Anticlockwise! 2420
31 william harvey trackslayer 2416
32 Andrew agn727 2413
33 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 2403
34 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 2402
35 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 2397
36 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 2395
37 Chad Ring AMR Racing 2391
38 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 2385
39 Madix Johnson 3M Autosport 2383
40 KP Buck Team Buckley 2382
41 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2380
Bill Battle Red Racing 2380
43 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 2373
44 Jameson Bad Grasshopper Racing 2371
45 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 2370
46 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 2368
47 Donna Jackson gogetem 2367
48 Jim Yates Wildcat 2366
49 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 2360
50 jeff stanley pink13 2354
51 Trixie Dennit Racing 2341
Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 2341
53 Mike Cline Rahal Rules 2339
54 Glenn Lane Team Arizona 2337
55 Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 2336
56 Jim M teamindy 2333
57 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 2325
58 Tim Reagan Perfect Circle Racing 2324
59 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2305
60 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2303
Mike G Boilerbird Racing 2303
62 John Wilson Wombat Racing 2301
63 Brian Johnson idahoindy 2297
Tim Jones Midway Monster 2297
65 Tony AWL Racing 2292
66 Tyler Cartmell TDC Motorsports 2290
Jim Mitchell Indy Power 2290
68 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2288
69 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 2287
70 Greg Koesters lets go racing 2285
71 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 2279
72 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2269
73 jakelowss champcarrules 2265
74 Cliff Alberta 2263
75 Andrew Inferno 2262
76 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 2257
77 Lizzy Walsh Scottie's Girl 2256
78 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 2255
79 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 2253
80 Kym Kymopolis 2251
81 Jeremy Right Rear Gone 2247
82 Ryan Empty Cooler 2238
83 Ryan Wible Snapple in my Big Gulp 2231
84 jeff h2oski 2227
85 Barry Shield Plus Racing 2222
86 Chris Wiseman Hunt Wisely 2211
87 Anthony ADRacing 2201
88 Larry Keller Rahal's Racerz 2197
89 Dan Guse dguse500 2189
Steven racingesteban 2189
91 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing 2182
92 Jeff Mallue Chairburner Racing 2181
93 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2173
94 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2155
95 John Cunningham Penske15 2150
96 bob jarmula Upsidedown 2138
97 Tom H. Coyotes 2089
98 Greg Izzi Team Grizzlor 2083
99 John W Team Stinger 2082
100 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2077
101 Candi Jackman Jackman 2076
102 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 2068
103 Rich Gregor Team Doughnuts 2064
104 Joe Sactown Indy Fan 2063
105 Leesadee You Got Smoked 2052
106 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2028
Andrew Loviscek AndyCar Series 2028
108 Mike Hess Jr. Granite Racing 2016
109 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1993
110 Mike Alley Cat 1986
Jack Johnson spears 1986
112 Roger PBSWM Racing 1984
113 Walenty DemoManWalenty#14 1959
114 paul miller lil helios 1950
115 Dan 500skipday 1914
116 Kent Mueller Mueller Autosport 1893
117 Jo Jacers 1888
118 James Chairburner Racing 1857
119 Randy Holbrook FordGT40 1843
120 Chris Brooks Bashers 1841
121 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1835
122 Sean Brennan Smashers 1830
123 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1818
124 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 1743
125 Daniel Mansell Racing 1723
126 shauna miller lil chubs 1681
127 alex ab108 1534
128 Dawn Smith 1507
129 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1316
130 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz 1308
131 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 1289
132 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 1281
133 Jordan Kettle 1277
134 Brad Koesters Michael blew his engine!! 1275
135 Brian Ajfan14 1272
136 Tracy Perry Perry Boiler Racing 1269
137 Rusty Greene OpenWheelMadness 1248
138 Tony Artamas 1231
Jeff Leavell Scuderia Owls Nest 1231
140 Brad Graves Lawnbandits 1211
141 Chris Jockish Open Wheeler 1208
142 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 1190
143 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 1188
Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony 1188
145 Hitokiri Team Gatorade Hitokiri 1183
146 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1176
147 Brandon Terrell Funnyman6869 1174
148 Nicholas Gesell TheSpeedwayGay 1153
149 Lynn Busby Zoomin Lili 1145
150 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 1144
151 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1136
152 Kenneth Petrusky RoadCourseWarriors 1128
153 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1125
Whit Stop Breakin Down 1125
155 Alex Westgerdes AJ West Racing 1101
156 mike jackson mj53 1098
157 Susan Yates dixonistheman 1086
158 Dan Kincaid Dan Kincaid 1082
159 Alex Wanee Wahknee 1075
160 matt cahill team camaro 1057
161 Stacy Faller Checkered Flag Chick 1043
162 Justin IRLFan9 1040
163 Cristian Perton Team Perton 1022
164 Joe Waskom Waskom Racing 1021
165 Eric Pruneda PUSHED TO PASS 998
166 Shanelle M. Phish Racing 996
167 Rob Leavell SKillet Enterprises 966
168 Todd Yard of Bricks 909
169 Gretchen Go Simona Go 894
170 Farid Challenger 1970 704
171 Paul Palmieri IndyCar Serious 662
172 Steven Dale SloNoMo 633
173 Mike Davis Pole Sitters 576
174 Kevin Byrd Buckeye Racing 569
175 Mark WeeDrams 490
176 Todd Telford Born to Blip 460
177 Bill Knoth Wild Bill Express 382
178 Adam Ritchie Ritchie's Racers 371
179 pj hess Indy-Ana Jone5 249
180 Lucas Oseland Flying Goat Racing 245
181 chuck crosby snake pit racing 237
182 James duncan Gov't Mule 228
183 Chris r. Reber Racecar 213
184 Michael Marinelli Dally Wackers 159
185 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 138
186 Tony Mente I've Got a Hinch 132
187 jackson Jackson lee motorsports 128
188 Richard Teambigcat 117
189 Dan Power the movie Driven 112
190 John Yates BeerGoggles 88