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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

  • You need to learn how to f***ing count.

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

  • 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

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

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

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • Back at the big house next weekend, kids.

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 2005

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • 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

  • Milka, if you're gonna go that slow you gotta drive your mirrors, hon'!

    Ryan Hunter-Reay to Milka Duno after Watkins Glen qualifying, July 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

  • 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

  • This has been the best season of my career in motorsport and I've learned so much. We'll be coming back to win this thing next year.

    Will Power on losing to Dario Franchitti, Homestead, 2010

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

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

  • 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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • 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

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • 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 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

  • From now on, Scheckter, when used as a verb, means, "To steal one's wireless internet access."

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's a great feeling. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

  • Every podium tastes like glory and every victory more so.

    Alex Palou on the calibre of competition in IndyCar, September 5th 2023, via Marca.com

  • It's going to be a close finish. I have the bigger nose, I guess I have a good chance.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I need a nap now.

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

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • 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 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

  • I have learned more in one week here than I did in my entire Formula One career.

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • 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

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 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

Standings after 16 events of the 2014 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 Tyler Cartmell TDC Motorsports 3050
2 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 3035 -15
3 jeff stanley pink13 3007 -43
4 John Racer X 2966 -84
5 Doug S 85-95 Indy Rules 2961 -89
6 Trixie Dennit Racing 2960 -90
7 Ryan Wible Snapple in my Big Gulp 2949 -101
8 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2945 -105
9 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2937 -113
10 Ben Andel Chairburner Racing 2934 -116
11 james crash bandicoots 2931 -119
12 Maryln E. MizzIndy 2926 -124
13 Jeremy Right Rear Gone 2925 -125
14 Andrew Ringham Spicy Cheese Sausage 2917 -133
15 Aaron Weiss Team Never Nudes 2916 -134
16 KP Buck Team Buckley 2905 -145
17 Ryan Empty Cooler 2896 -154
18 Gary Evans nrracing 2880 -170
19 DP 2018 Champ 2874 -176
20 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 2871 -179
21 Cruncher Block, III Return to the Milwaukee Mile 2870 -180
22 John Cunningham Penske15 2864 -186
Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 🔥 2864 -186
24 Randy Holbrook FordGT40 2859 -191
25 alex ab108 2857 -193
26 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2853 -197
27 Don Caldwell Travelodge Special #44 2847 -203
28 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2837 -213
Ron Stanley Dawg Fan 2837 -213
30 Vincent C Genovese Slot 8 Racing 2834 -216
31 Tyler Wood woody17x winners 2833 -217
32 Mike G Boilerbird Racing 2825 -225
33 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 2824 -226
34 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 2814 -236
35 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2810 -240
36 Jennifer Caldwell Seven Promotions 2806 -244
37 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 2799 -251
38 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 2783 -267
39 Steven racingesteban 2779 -271
40 Jim M teamindy 2778 -272
41 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2770 -280
42 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2769 -281
43 Barry Shield Plus Racing 2765 -285
44 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 2763 -287
45 Leesadee You Got Smoked 2762 -288
46 Tom Earle IndyHP 2760 -290
47 Tim Tim's Brickyard Bombers 2757 -293
48 Jody Karam SageFan 2750 -300
49 patrick gardner Vegas Wildcats 2748 -302
50 Jay Breslawski Monarch LT Racing 2747 -303
51 Tim Jones Midway Monster 2746 -304
52 Nathan Priest Open Wheel 4 Real 2736 -314
53 John Y Indy500orbust 2734 -316
54 Paul Palmieri IndyCar Serious 2733 -317
John Wilson Wombat Racing 2733 -317
56 Denise Need4speed 2730 -320
57 Nathan Ringham jack hewitt's mustache 2728 -322
58 Chad Ring AMR Racing 2727 -323
59 jeff h2oski 2726 -324
60 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2723 -327
61 Bill Knoth The unblinking eye 2717 -333
62 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 2714 -336
63 Larry Keller Rahal's Racerz 2710 -340
64 Drew Storms BadStorms 2706 -344
65 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing 2705 -345
66 Joe Mendiola PM Motorsports 2700 -350
67 Luke LaBonte DamnHippieMotorsports 2691 -359
68 Kym Kymopolis 2688 -362
69 Ryan Short Turn 3 for life 2686 -364
70 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2685 -365
71 Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 2678 -372
72 Rob McMahon Team Green and Gold 2676 -374
73 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2675 -375
74 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 2665 -385
75 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 2664 -386
76 Mike Murphy MurphysLawl 2662 -388
77 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2656 -394
78 Michael Rick Mears Head 2655 -395
79 Jim Mitchell Indy Power 2648 -402
80 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 2641 -409
81 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2639 -411
82 Tony AWL Racing 2637 -413
83 Phil Nation American Racing 2635 -415
84 Joe Hahn wjhracing 2630 -420
85 Stephanie Windy City Quackers 2629 -421
86 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 2622 -428
87 Judy Lauby some beach 2620 -430
88 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 2615 -435
89 Stanley Bass JPM for the next win 2599 -451
90 Jeff Mallue Chairburner Racing 2597 -453
91 Patrick Moore Brundle 2596 -454
Chris Wiseman Hunt Wisely 2596 -454
93 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2595 -455
94 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 2591 -459
95 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 2584 -466
96 Ross Waitt Team Field 2583 -467
97 Mike Hess Jr. Granite Racing 2581 -469
98 Andrew agn727 2580 -470
Bill Battle Red Racing 2580 -470
Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 2580 -470
101 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 2564 -486
102 Mike Cline Rahal Rules 2552 -498
103 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2542 -508
104 Bryan Be Ugly American Racing 2527 -523
Donna Jackson gogetem 2527 -523
106 Lizzy Walsh Scottie's Girl 2508 -542
107 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2494 -556
108 Madix Johnson 3M Autosport 2486 -564
109 Hitokiri Hasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing 2477 -573
110 Paul 2460 -590
111 Jack Johnson spears 2456 -594
Brian Johnson idahoindy 2456 -594
113 Geoff Disappointed 2443 -607
114 Mike Alley Cat 2434 -616
115 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 2432 -618
116 Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony 2430 -620
117 Don Walker Flying Diamond Racing 2428 -622
118 Walenty DemoManWalenty#14 2427 -623
119 bob jarmula Upsidedown 2418 -632
120 william harvey trackslayer 2410 -640
121 Mike Brooks JPM or bust 2408 -642
122 David Lauby SeeYa 2406 -644
123 Ryan Willy T 2400 -650
Daniel Gorun Bandwidth Bandits 2400 -650
125 Tim Kirtley no.1 jeep 2397 -653
126 Tom H. Coyotes 2393 -657
127 Steve whiting Granatelli 2389 -661
128 Dan 500skipday 2388 -662
129 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 2375 -675
130 Brad Graves Lawnbandits 2373 -677
131 Farid Challenger 1970 2372 -678
132 Greg Koesters lets go racing 2360 -690
133 Gordon Martinez Sting My Benjamin Marcus, Augustin 2333 -717
134 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 2326 -724
135 Sean Brennan Smashers 2312 -738
136 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 2306 -744
137 John W Team Stinger 2297 -753
138 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2290 -760
139 Tim Reagan Perfect Circle Racing 2281 -769
140 Matt Turbo Racing 2280 -770
141 Andrew Loviscek AndyCar Series 2272 -778
142 Hunter Gunnell HG Racing 2271 -779
143 Mark Fresher Fresh Racing 2260 -790
144 Matt G Team Name 2255 -795
145 Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 2245 -805
Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 2245 -805
147 Tim Kirtley no.1 jeep 2239 -811
148 Jonathan Bell #MorePower12 2231 -819
149 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2221 -829
150 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2214 -836
151 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2212 -838
152 JGriner LionheartNeverForget 2195 -855
153 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 2186 -864
154 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 2170 -880
155 Bob Beastdaddy's Crew 2158 -892
156 Greg Izzi Team Grizzlor 2148 -902
157 Cliff Alberta 2104 -946
158 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 2076 -974
159 Jeff Jackson TeamJJ 2075 -975
160 Jim Yates Wildcat 2071 -979
161 James Chairburner Racing 2046 -1004
162 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 2037 -1013
163 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1999 -1051
164 Rod Strayer Hoosier Racing Team 1987 -1063
165 Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 1972 -1078
166 Chris Brooks Bashers 1946 -1104
167 Chris Jockish Open Wheeler 1942 -1108
168 IndyCar FanZone ICFZ Test Team 1926 -1124
169 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1922 -1128
170 Jo Jacers 1913 -1137
171 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1897 -1153
172 Peter hill Peter hill 1890 -1160
173 Rich Gregor Team Doughnuts 1873 -1177
174 Alex Burton Invisiteam 1850 -1200
175 Daniel Mansell Racing 1834 -1216
176 Mitch Robinson Motorsports by Mitch 1789 -1261
177 Glenn Lane Team Arizona 1768 -1282
178 Brian M Accident Prone 1765 -1285
179 Anthony ADRacing 1760 -1290
180 Ryan Lang CT Indy Racing 1744 -1306
181 Dan Guse dguse500 1703 -1347
182 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1668 -1382
183 Joe Sactown Indy Fan 1623 -1427
184 Miles Patterson Mach GoGoGo 1575 -1475
185 Kent Mueller Mueller Autosport 1568 -1482
186 Zach D Derrick Racing 1557 -1493
187 Randall JPM2 1553 -1497
188 Jameson Bad Grasshopper Racing 1535 -1515
189 Lisabeth LEB racing 1529 -1521
190 Darth Darth Airbox 1464 -1586
191 Doreen 1420 -1630
192 Chad Danica Patrick Racing 1411 -1639
193 Chris Paff Paff Motorsports 1382 -1668
194 Robert C Fast as a Shark 1361 -1689
195 Candi Jackman Jackman 1357 -1693
196 Michel Brooks JPM or Bust! 1351 -1699
197 Alex Wanee Wahknee 1294 -1756
198 Kevin Kreigh Indy_K 1288 -1762
199 Tim Shapiro Solo Racing 1269 -1781
200 Jason Wallace Firefly Ranch 1267 -1783
201 Dave Fresher D-Fresh Racing 1265 -1785
202 Kyle Wilber Formula Extreme Grand Prix 1249 -1801
203 Bob Getz Madcap Barons 1239 -1811
204 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1234 -1816
205 jakelowss champcarrules 1213 -1837
206 Nicholas Ustick NickelsDimesAndQuarters 1201 -1849
207 chuck crosby snake pit racing 1155 -1895
208 Alex Westgerdes AJ West Racing 1128 -1922
209 Michael Parker Danfan 1101 -1949
210 Dawn Smith 1093 -1957
211 Zach Roadhouse 1029 -2021
212 mike jackson mj53 726 -2324
213 Todd Telford Born to Blip 677 -2373
214 Ryan Cox Coach Cox 621 -2429
215 Dusty Bloody Fuzzy 598 -2452
216 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 580 -2470
217 Nelson U Cheeze-It Autosport 567 -2483
218 Eric Vargas IndyEric 555 -2495
219 Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 539 -2511
220 JR Short Track 413 -2637
221 Paco Meh 375 -2675
222 Nathaniel Gomez Turbos 283 -2767
223 Michael Marinelli Dally Wackers 242 -2808
224 James Blankenship Team NeuroBliss 170 -2880
225 Venkata Alluri 153 -2897
226 Jeyaseelan Micheal 150 -2900
227 Andrew Inferno 149 -2901
228 BrianB iTeelYouWuht 147 -2903
229 Rob Leavell SKillet Enterprises 136 -2914