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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

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

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

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

    Fernando Alonso after crashing in practice, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2019

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • This place isn't easy. It's not supposed to be easy. This place starts the 33 fastest, best-prepared cars. Obviously, I missed.

    Paul Diatlovitch, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • Who is the buff guy in blue with the big #Schnozolla?

    Chip Ganassi on Tony Kanaan's Family Feud appearance, via Twitter, July 26th 2016

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

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

  • I think Briscoe and I had a pretty good race going on, but we got what we got.

    Scott Dixon on losing the race and the championship, Homestead 2009

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

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

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

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • I drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • 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

  • I need a nap now.

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

  • The toughest people out there passing me are my teammates, and I don't get that. I think three of the four of us get what the camaraderie of Andretti Green Racing is.

    Marco Andretti on an unidentified teammate after Milwaukee 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • I bet you'd love to drive one, you just wouldn't want to crash one!

    Charlie Kimball to Dale Jr. via Twitter, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • 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

  • I didn't leave. I was terminated.

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

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

    PJ Chesson

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • Fernando Alonso on the difference between an IndyCar and an F1 car, May 3rd 2017

  • 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

  • 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

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • Whoever has got the big balls is going to go fast!

    Helio Castroneves

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It looks so easy when you watch it on TV, but it's not.

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • 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

  • 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

Standings after 17 events of the 2013 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2707
2 John Y Indy500orbust 2645 -62
3 John Racer X 2600 -107
4 Ron Stanley Dawg Fan 2585 -122
5 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2565 -142
6 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 2559 -148
7 Doug S 85-95 Indy Rules 2545 -162
8 Don Walker Flying Diamond Racing 2544 -163
9 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2542 -165
10 Michel Brooks JPM or Bust! 2538 -169
11 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2512 -195
12 Gary Evans nrracing 2509 -198
13 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 2505 -202
14 Phil Nation American Racing 2502 -205
15 Denise Need4speed 2496 -211
16 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2493 -214
17 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 2489 -218
18 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 2478 -229
19 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2458 -249
Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2458 -249
21 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 2456 -251
22 Don Caldwell Travelodge Special #44 2438 -269
23 Daniel Gorun Bandwidth Bandits 2436 -271
24 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2433 -274
25 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2432 -275
26 Drew Storms BadStorms 2429 -278
27 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 2425 -282
Tim Tim's Brickyard Bombers 2425 -282
29 Jennifer Caldwell Seven Promotions 2420 -287
Cruncher Block, III Accept no imitations Use your weight jacker🏁 2420 -287
31 william harvey trackslayer 2416 -291
32 Andrew agn727 2413 -294
33 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 2403 -304
34 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 🔥 2402 -305
35 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 2397 -310
36 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 2395 -312
37 Chad Ring AMR Racing 2391 -316
38 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 2385 -322
39 Madix Johnson 3M Autosport 2383 -324
40 KP Buck Team Buckley 2382 -325
41 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2380 -327
Bill Battle Red Racing 2380 -327
43 JoNew3 Gen3 Solution 2373 -334
44 Jameson Bad Grasshopper Racing 2371 -336
45 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 2370 -337
46 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 2368 -339
47 Donna Jackson gogetem 2367 -340
48 Jim Yates Wildcat 2366 -341
49 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 2360 -347
50 jeff stanley pink13 2354 -353
51 Trixie Dennit Racing 2341 -366
Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 2341 -366
53 Mike Cline Rahal Rules 2339 -368
54 Glenn Lane Team Arizona 2337 -370
55 Laura Beth Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 2336 -371
56 Jim M teamindy 2333 -374
57 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 2325 -382
58 Tim Reagan Perfect Circle Racing 2324 -383
59 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2305 -402
60 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2303 -404
Mike G Boilerbird Racing 2303 -404
62 John Wilson Wombat Racing 2301 -406
63 Tim Jones Midway Monster 2297 -410
Brian Johnson idahoindy 2297 -410
65 Tony AWL Racing 2292 -415
66 Tyler Cartmell TDC Motorsports 2290 -417
Jim Mitchell Indy Power 2290 -417
68 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2288 -419
69 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 2287 -420
70 Greg Koesters lets go racing 2285 -422
71 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 2279 -428
72 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2269 -438
73 jakelowss champcarrules 2265 -442
74 Cliff Alberta 2263 -444
75 Andrew Inferno 2262 -445
76 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 2257 -450
77 Lizzy Walsh Scottie's Girl 2256 -451
78 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 2255 -452
79 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 2253 -454
80 Kym Kymopolis 2251 -456
81 Jeremy Right Rear Gone 2247 -460
82 Ryan Empty Cooler 2238 -469
83 Ryan Wible Snapple in my Big Gulp 2231 -476
84 jeff h2oski 2227 -480
85 Barry Shield Plus Racing 2222 -485
86 Chris Wiseman Hunt Wisely 2211 -496
87 Anthony ADRacing 2201 -506
88 Larry Keller Mo Money Mo Problems 2197 -510
89 Dan Guse dguse500 2189 -518
Steven racingesteban 2189 -518
91 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing 2182 -525
92 Jeff Mallue Chairburner Racing 2181 -526
93 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2173 -534
94 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2155 -552
95 John Cunningham Penske15 2150 -557
96 bob jarmula Upsidedown 2138 -569
97 Tom H. Coyotes 2089 -618
98 Greg from NJ Grizzlor 2083 -624
99 John W Team Stinger 2082 -625
100 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2077 -630
101 Candi Jackman Jackman 2076 -631
102 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 2068 -639
103 Rich Gregor Team Doughnuts 2064 -643
104 Joe Sactown Indy Fan 2063 -644
105 Leesadee You Got Smoked 2052 -655
106 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2028 -679
Andrew Loviscek AndyCar Series 2028 -679
108 Mike Hess Jr. Granite Racing 2016 -691
109 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1993 -714
110 Mike Alley Cat 1986 -721
Jack Johnson spears 1986 -721
112 Roger PBSWM Racing 1984 -723
113 Walenty DemoManWalenty#14 1959 -748
114 paul miller lil helios 1950 -757
115 Dan 500skipday 1914 -793
116 Kent Mueller Mueller Autosport 1893 -814
117 Jo Jacers 1888 -819
118 James Chairburner Racing 1857 -850
119 Randy Holbrook FordGT40 1843 -864
120 Chris Brooks Bashers 1841 -866
121 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1835 -872
122 Sean Brennan Smashers 1830 -877
123 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1818 -889
124 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 1743 -964
125 Daniel Mansell Racing 1723 -984
126 shauna miller lil chubs 1681 -1026
127 alex ab108 1534 -1173
128 Dawn Smith 1507 -1200
129 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1316 -1391
130 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz 1308 -1399
131 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 1289 -1418
132 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 1281 -1426
133 Jordan Kettle 1277 -1430
134 Brad Koesters Michael blew his engine!! 1275 -1432
135 Brian Ajfan14 1272 -1435
136 Tracy Perry Perry Boiler Racing 1269 -1438
137 Rusty Greene OpenWheelMadness 1248 -1459
138 Tony Artamas 1231 -1476
Jeff Leavell Scuderia Owls Nest 1231 -1476
140 Brad Graves Lawnbandits 1211 -1496
141 Chris Jockish Open Wheeler 1208 -1499
142 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 1190 -1517
143 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 1188 -1519
Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony 1188 -1519
145 Hitokiri Team Gatorade Hitokiri 1183 -1524
146 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1176 -1531
147 Brandon Terrell Funnyman6869 1174 -1533
148 Nicholas Gesell TheSpeedwayGay 1153 -1554
149 Lynn Busby Zoomin Lili 1145 -1562
150 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 1144 -1563
151 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1136 -1571
152 Kenneth Petrusky RoadCourseWarriors 1128 -1579
153 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1125 -1582
Whit Stop Breakin Down 1125 -1582
155 Alex Westgerdes AJ West Racing 1101 -1606
156 mike jackson mj53 1098 -1609
157 Susan Yates dixonistheman 1086 -1621
158 Dan Kincaid Dan Kincaid 1082 -1625
159 Alex Wanee Wahknee 1075 -1632
160 matt cahill team camaro 1057 -1650
161 Stacy Faller Checkered Flag Chick 1043 -1664
162 Justin IRLFan9 1040 -1667
163 Cristian Perton Team Perton 1022 -1685
164 Joe Waskom Waskom Racing 1021 -1686
165 Eric Pruneda PUSHED TO PASS 998 -1709
166 Shanelle M. Phish Racing 996 -1711
167 Rob Leavell SKillet Enterprises 966 -1741
168 Todd Yard of Bricks 909 -1798
169 Gretchen Go Simona Go 894 -1813
170 Farid Challenger 1970 704 -2003
171 Paul Palmieri IndyCar Serious 662 -2045
172 Steven Dale SloNoMo 633 -2074
173 Mike Davis Pole Sitters 576 -2131
174 Kevin Byrd Buckeye Racing 569 -2138
175 Mark WeeDrams 490 -2217
176 Todd Telford Born to Blip 460 -2247
177 Bill Knoth Wild Bill Express 382 -2325
178 Adam Ritchie Ritchie's Racers 371 -2336
179 pj hess Indy-Ana Jone5 249 -2458
180 Lucas Oseland Flying Goat Racing 245 -2462
181 chuck crosby snake pit racing 237 -2470
182 James duncan Gov't Mule 228 -2479
183 Chris r. Reber Racecar 213 -2494
184 Michael Marinelli Dally Wackers 159 -2548
185 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 138 -2569
186 Tony Mente I've Got a Hinch 132 -2575
187 jackson Jackson lee motorsports 128 -2579
188 Richard Teambigcat 117 -2590
189 Dan Power the movie Driven 112 -2595
190 John Yates BeerGoggles 88 -2619