• 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

  • What a day. This place is magical. It is still the 'beginning of the season' for me but everything is starting to fall into place. This is the best month of May, ever.

    Helio Castroneves after winning the Indy 500, May 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wild thought. This 18th Indy 500 means I've been in IndyCar for exactly half of my life. 👀😅

    Marco Andretti on getting older, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 18th 2023, 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 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

  • I can't believe it. I cannot believe it. What a year for this Target team. It was so much fun to be a part of.

    Dario Franchitti, Homestead 2009

  • I think this is something that will really change the complexion of the sport for a long time to come, so this is big

    Jay Frye on the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

  • 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 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

  • We are trying to fix them but when you start behind the eight ball like last year you are playing catch-up and you will continue to play catch-up until we get rid of these stupid kits!

    Michael Andretti on aerokits, Autosport.com, 15th April 2016

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Antony! Yer losin' 3 seconds a lap! Now get yer foot into it, I'm not gonna tell ya again!!

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 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

  • P2 to P8 to P20 to who knows to P2. Confirmed… Portland IS weird.

    Alexander Rossi on another wild race at Portland, via Twitter, September 13th 2021

  • Do you still remember how to celebrate these things?!

    Tim Cindric on the radio to Will Power, Detroit, 5th June 2016

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

    Mario Andretti

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • This track, believe it or not, has done worse to me in the past, and we came back swinging.

    James Hinchcliffe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bump Day, May 19th 2018

  • It's the biggest race in the world. It's not supposed to be easy.

    Marcus Ericsson on The Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 2023

  • 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

  • ...if everyone agrees on a spec kit, IndyCar needs to really use the chance to get something that looks good, doesn't have all this winglet crap stuck all over it, and doesn't create all this dirty air.

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

  • 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

  • I was going good but then I slipped in my own drool.

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

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

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

  • I can't control what size I am and how I'm built. All I know is the NBA doesn't lower the hoop for short guys.

    Danica Patrick, June 2005

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

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's a new... track... record!

    Tom Carnegie

  • You don't get too many times like that at the Indy 500 where you're out there and you have a chance to win the race right in front of everybody on the last lap.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I think the IRL has been poised for a long time to be discovered by a lot of people.

    Chip Ganassi

  • 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 the happiest guy on earth right now!

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

  • ...one of the things that has always been wrong with that theory that NASCAR is the enemy... and they are... is because the people at NASCAR need to protect NASCAR.

    Curt Cavin on Trackside, May 13th 2010

  • 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

  • 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

  • She's just feeling the pressure of not winning races.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

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 Return to the Milwaukee Mile 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 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 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 Brett M. 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 Rahal's Racerz 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 Izzi Team 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