• 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

  • 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 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

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • Everyone remembers the pole winner for two weeks. Everyone remembers the race winner for life.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

  • Sometimes you're the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug. And sometimes you have an air gun failure.

    Simon Pagenaud on equipment issues, St Petersburg, March 11th 2018

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • 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

  • When you tug at a guy in the pit lane, I think that is taking advantage of your gender, because it puts me in an awkward position.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

  • I drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • Since last fall I've been wondering what in the hell it's going to feel like, and now I know.

    Danica Patrick on driving an IndyCar after 7 years away, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 1st 2018

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

    Tom Sneva

  • 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

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

    Chip Ganassi

  • Then again my favorite films of all time are Fast and the Furious 1 through 8 or however many of them there are.

    Conor Daly on underglow. Via Twitter, July 16th 2020

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

    Curt Cavin with a new twist on an old saying, GP of Baltimore 2013

  • 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

  • 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 gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • 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'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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • Speed on ovals is insane. Currently re-calibrating my eyes.

    Jimmie Johnson on his first oval test at Texas Motor Speedway, via Twitter, August 30th 2020

  • I promise you this: it isn't the last you've seen of me at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My last time there will not be a day when I'm walking out with my tail between my legs.

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • All up it was one of the toughest weekends of my career in ANY form of motorsport, and you can sometimes learn more from your roughest days out there.

    Scott McLaughlin on his Detroit weekend, June15th 2021, Speedcafe.com

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • The Indy 500 is one of the greatest events in the sport. Drivers all over the world know this. I belong there. Because I'm a racer.

    Fernando Alonso on The Indy 500, The Players Tribune, May 18th 2017

  • I don't know him at all. Is he in his own little world?

    Kevin Lee on Jacques Villeneuve, Trackside, August 2012

  • Helio lives for this. This is his passion. He loves Indy.

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • 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

  • 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 am a connoisseur of information!

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • Heeeeere's something that's amazing... i-dent-ical laps.

    Tom Carnegie

Standings after 16 events of the 2016 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 KP Buck Team Buckley 2821
2 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2715 -106
3 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2693 -128
4 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2691 -130
5 John Blasko Speed Master II 2661 -160
John Racer X 2661 -160
7 Maryln E. MizzIndy 2631 -190
8 Brad Allen Umphreaker49 2620 -201
9 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2609 -212
10 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2566 -255
11 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 🔥 2564 -257
Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2564 -257
13 Farid Challenger 1970 2548 -273
14 Barry Shield Plus Racing 2527 -294
15 Trixie Dennit Racing 2526 -295
16 Gary Evans nrracing 2506 -315
17 Don Walker Flying Diamond Racing 2504 -317
18 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 2502 -319
19 Patrick Moore Brundle 2498 -323
Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 2498 -323
21 Mike Cline Rahal Rules 2485 -336
22 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2480 -341
23 Cruncher Block, III No name Indycar team 2478 -343
24 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2457 -364
25 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 2455 -366
26 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2446 -375
27 Vincent C Genovese Slot 8 Racing 2442 -379
28 Nick organic Newgarden 2438 -383
29 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2433 -388
30 Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 2429 -392
31 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 2421 -400
32 Mike Alley Cat 2418 -403
33 craig stringfellow JimmyHollywood 2415 -406
34 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2412 -409
35 Bill Knoth The unblinking eye 2410 -411
36 William Wilson G2 RACING CAR NO#306 2405 -416
37 Kym Kymopolis 2404 -417
38 Phil Nation American Racing 2402 -419
39 James duncan Gov't Mule 2396 -425
40 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2393 -428
41 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 2391 -430
42 Mike Murphy MurphysLawl 2382 -439
43 Denise Need4speed 2376 -445
44 Leesadee You Got Smoked 2373 -448
45 Hitokiri Hasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing 2371 -450
46 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2370 -451
47 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2369 -452
48 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 2367 -454
jeff h2oski 2367 -454
50 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 2360 -461
51 alex ab108 2358 -463
52 jim stringfellow Race Riot 2357 -464
53 Larry Keller Mo Money Mo Problems 2340 -481
54 Parker Allen Digitized racers 2335 -486
55 Walenty DemoManWalenty#14 2332 -489
56 George Booth LVGEO 2330 -491
57 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2327 -494
58 Lisabeth LEB racing 2326 -495
59 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2317 -504
60 Bill Battle Red Racing 2312 -509
61 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 2308 -513
62 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 2292 -529
63 Gordon Martinez 'Qvistcapade Racing 2279 -542
64 Andrew agn727 2278 -543
65 Jay Breslawski Monarch LT Racing 2263 -558
66 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 2257 -564
67 Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 2228 -593
68 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 2211 -610
69 Mike G Boilerbird Racing 2202 -619
70 Drew Storms BadStorms 2191 -630
71 Dan Guse dguse500 2178 -643
72 Donna Jackson gogetem 2160 -661
73 Michael Rick Mears Head 2128 -693
74 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 2125 -696
75 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2121 -700
76 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 2108 -713
77 John Cunningham Penske15 2019 -802
78 Pat Wotton IndyCarlin 1988 -833
79 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 1978 -843
80 Lizzy Walsh Scottie's Girl 1959 -862
81 Jon Piazza InCarZo 1913 -908
82 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1867 -954
83 Meatball Manning Manning Racing 1789 -1032
84 charlie schenkel cs1 1726 -1095
85 Judy Lauby some beach 1720 -1101
86 Luke LaBonte DamnHippieMotorsports 1527 -1294
87 John Baadilla Baadilla Autosport 1486 -1335
88 kim kenny double yellow racing 1456 -1365
89 Ross Waitt Team Field 1436 -1385
90 Paul 1423 -1398
91 John Wilson Wombat Racing 1413 -1408
92 Michael Marinelli Dally Wackers 1406 -1415
93 Kevin Kreigh Indy_K 1402 -1419
94 Matt Turbo Racing 1388 -1433
95 Tom Taylor Taylor Racing Team 1387 -1434
96 Joe Sactown Indy Fan 1378 -1443
97 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 1375 -1446
98 mike jackson mj53 1371 -1450
Paul Palmieri IndyCar Serious 1371 -1450
100 Jeff Leavell Scuderia Owls Nest 1370 -1451
101 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1324 -1497
102 Karen Branicki Monkey Racing 1322 -1499
103 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 1302 -1519
104 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz 1287 -1534
105 Candi Jackman Jackman 1284 -1537
106 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1282 -1539
107 Doug Schiefelbein Rebel Racing 1279 -1542
108 Rod Strayer Hoosier Racing Team 1276 -1545
109 Tyler Cartmell TDC Motorsports 1267 -1554
110 JGriner LionheartNeverForget 1252 -1569
Jody Karam SageFan 1252 -1569
112 Sean Brennan Smashers 1250 -1571
113 Randy Flaming Exhaust 1244 -1577
114 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 1230 -1591
115 Laura Beth Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 1227 -1594
116 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1221 -1600
117 Bruce Scheel Open wheeling 1220 -1601
118 David Lauby SeeYa 1215 -1606
119 Tim Reagan Perfect Circle Racing 1214 -1607
120 Rod Ramblin 1213 -1608
121 Doug S 85-95 Indy Rules 1209 -1612
122 Chelsea Racing Divas 1206 -1615
123 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 1205 -1616
124 Greg Koesters lets go racing 1202 -1619
125 Nathan Johnson FirstOnRaceDay 1191 -1630
126 Madix Johnson 3M Autosport 1189 -1632
Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony 1189 -1632
128 Brian Johnson idahoindy 1172 -1649
Jack Johnson spears 1172 -1649
130 Randy Holbrook FordGT40 1168 -1653
131 Marty Maupin Kibo Racing 1162 -1659
132 Jim M teamindy 1152 -1669
133 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing 1143 -1678
134 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 1136 -1685
135 Rob McMahon Team Green and Gold 1131 -1690
Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 1131 -1690
137 Jennifer Caldwell Seven Promotions 1127 -1694
138 Todd Telford Born to Blip 1122 -1699
139 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 1115 -1706
140 John W Team Stinger 1096 -1725
141 Tom Earle IndyHP 1095 -1726
142 Tom H. Coyotes 1083 -1738
143 Chris Wiseman Hunt Wisely 1079 -1742
144 Greg from NJ Grizzlor 1078 -1743
145 Chris Jockish Open Wheeler 1074 -1747
Nelson U Cheeze-It Autosport 1074 -1747
147 Ron Stanley Dawg Fan 1068 -1753
148 Tony AWL Racing 1055 -1766
149 Cliff Alberta 1046 -1775
150 Jack Tyre Terrors 1045 -1776
151 Jonathan Bell #MorePower12 1032 -1789
152 Steve whiting Granatelli 1015 -1806
153 Nathan Ringham jack hewitt's mustache 1012 -1809
154 Jo Jacers 1011 -1810
155 John Y Indy500orbust 1009 -1812
156 Guilherme Brandenburg Royal Pevensie Motorsports 997 -1824
157 Jeff Jackson TeamJJ 993 -1828
158 Joe Hahn wjhracing 992 -1829
Michel Brooks Zzzzz's 992 -1829
160 Mike Fallon MF Racing 991 -1830
161 Andrew Ringham Spicy Cheese Sausage 982 -1839
162 Chad Ring AMR Racing 978 -1843
163 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 967 -1854
164 Jameson Bad Grasshopper Racing 966 -1855
165 Dan 500skipday 962 -1859
166 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 956 -1865
167 james crash bandicoots 950 -1871
168 James Chairburner Racing 946 -1875
169 Dave Hoff Road Dawgs 930 -1891
170 Ryan Empty Cooler 909 -1912
171 Bryan Be Ugly American Racing 891 -1930
172 Aaron Weiss Team Never Nudes 888 -1933
173 Matt G Team Name 877 -1944
174 Andrew Loviscek AndyCar Series 872 -1949
175 Ryan Short Turn 3 for life 867 -1954
DP 2018 Champ 867 -1954
177 Brad Chicago Indycar Fan 861 -1960
178 Ryan Willy T 847 -1974
179 Mark Fresher Fresh Racing 842 -1979
180 Chris Brooks Bashers 827 -1994
181 Mike Brooks JPM or bust 820 -2001
182 Daniel Gorun Bandwidth Bandits 809 -2012
183 Rich Gregor Team Doughnuts 808 -2013
184 Tim Tim's Brickyard Bombers 806 -2015
185 Mike Hess Jr. Granite Racing 805 -2016
186 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 792 -2029
187 Stanley Bass JPM for the next win 787 -2034
188 Glenn Lane Team Arizona 775 -2046
189 Ryan Lang CT Indy Racing 770 -2051
190 Doreen 768 -2053
191 Kent Mueller Mueller Autosport 750 -2071
192 Alex Burton Invisiteam 744 -2077
193 Larry The Indyspensable 721 -2100
194 Peter hill Peter hill 704 -2117
195 JoNew3 Gen3 Solution 672 -2149
196 Stephanie Windy City Quackers 632 -2189
197 Anthony ADRacing 592 -2229
198 jakelowss champcarrules 586 -2235
Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 586 -2235
200 Norman Burkart Pagoda2106 562 -2259
201 Miles Patterson Mach GoGoGo 445 -2376
202 jeff stanley pink13 273 -2548
203 Evan A Treece Turn 4 259 -2562
204 Tyler Wood woody17x winners 229 -2592
205 chuck crosby snake pit racing 224 -2597