• 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 wasn't thinking, 'That's Eddie [Cheever] and he's in an Infiniti and so I need to beat him.' I was thinking, 'That's Eddie, and I want to kick his ass!'

    Robbie Buhl, after winning at WDW in 2000

  • 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

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • 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

  • 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

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 2005

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

    Scott Dixon on marriage at the Carb Night Burger Bash, 2015

  • 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

  • This is a great decision by IndyCar. Plus it gives me another month to get ready.

    Jimmie Johnson on the 2021 season opener being delayed, via Twitter, January 6th 2021

  • Finishing in the Top-10 here was because of nutrition.

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Back then there were 50-75 cars just trying to make the field. And they were the best drivers in the world. I remember thinking; I can’t believe this. I can't believe I got a spot.

    A.J. Foyt on qualifying for his first Indianapolis 500 mile race

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The track is narrower than I thought! You watch the television and you see three cars alongside on the main straight - now I am in the car on the main straight and it's hard to imagine how you can fit three cars there at speed.

    Fernando Alonso after his first test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • I get one more opportunity to head into the defining racing venue of my career with a single, achievable goal: Win.

    Danica Patrick on her final Indy 500, The Players' Tribune, May 15th 2018

  • I'm a moving chicane out here!

    Juan Pablo Montoya, lap 42 at St Pete's, March 30th 2014

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • 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

  • There comes a time in a race where money doesn't matter, living doesn't matter. Winning is the only thing that matters, and so when you go into those corners, it's winning that tells all.

    Al Unser Jr.

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • 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

  • The last I looked, I earned the label of Indy 500 champion; those lobbing unfounded accusations at me have not.

    Eddie Cheever Jr. after Watkins Glen 06

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • My picture isn't everywhere, but people recognize me. I'm telling you, it's the nose.

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • I plan to be here hopefully until I'm into my 40s, and to accomplish something like Scott has done.

    Alexander Rossi on building an IndyCar legacy, Mobil1TheGrid.com, December 10th 2018

  • 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'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

  • 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

  • The Indy 500 is the biggest race in the world. I don't think it's even debatable. It is.

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • James Hinchcliffe on bumping at Indy, May 19th 2018

  • I love this championship and everything it represents. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be here. I wouldn't want to have it any other way.

    Alexander Rossi on IndyCar, The Indy Star, September 14th 2018

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • I just kept focused, focused, focused, all day long, getting every corner perfect.

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

Standings after 17 events of the 2017 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 3049
2 C-Block, the 3rd The 1981 Interscope Special #25 2904 -145
3 Jay Breslawski Monarch LT Racing 2861 -188
Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2861 -188
5 Kurt St. Angelo The Legacy Yellow Shirts 2854 -195
6 Gordon Martinez 5 Dudes & Tati Walk Into A Bar... 2851 -198
7 JC LAB Blue Bayou Racing 2849 -200
8 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 2834 -215
9 alex ab108 2818 -231
10 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 2813 -236
11 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2805 -244
12 John Cunningham Penske15 2790 -259
13 jeff h2oski 2785 -264
14 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2784 -265
15 Maryln E. MizzIndy 2772 -277
16 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2761 -288
17 Denise Need4speed 2760 -289
18 Bill Battle Red Racing 2746 -303
19 John Racer X 2745 -304
20 Jeremy Griner jcoleg 2744 -305
21 Leesadee You Got Smoked 2742 -307
22 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2733 -316
23 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 2727 -322
24 Drew Storms BadStorms 2726 -323
25 KP Buck Team Buckley 2720 -329
26 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2718 -331
27 Barry Shield Plus Racing 2717 -332
28 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2715 -334
29 Bill Knoth The unblinking eye 2714 -335
30 Bryan Be Ugly American Racing 2701 -348
31 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2700 -349
32 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 2688 -361
33 JGriner LionheartNeverForget 2682 -367
34 Chelsea Racing Divas 2677 -372
35 Mike Alley Cat 2673 -376
36 Lisabeth LEB racing 2670 -379
37 Vincent C Genovese Slot 8 Racing 2659 -390
38 Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 2651 -398
39 Kym Kymopolis 2649 -400
40 Andrew agn727 2644 -405
41 Larry Keller Rahal's Racerz 2635 -414
42 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 2632 -417
43 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2629 -420
44 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2628 -421
45 John Bernbrock Little Al Fan 2625 -424
William Wilson G2 RACING CAR NO#306 2625 -424
47 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 2618 -431
48 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 2615 -434
49 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2593 -456
50 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 2584 -465
51 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 2575 -474
Andrew Wood Fast Woody 2575 -474
53 Parker Allen Digitized racers 2564 -485
54 Farid Challenger 1970 2561 -488
55 John Blasko Speed Master II 2557 -492
Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 2557 -492
57 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 2555 -494
58 Guy Gutenberg Luther Racing 2550 -499
59 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2542 -507
60 Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 2515 -534
61 Mike Murphy MurphysLawl 2508 -541
62 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 2505 -544
63 Lizzy Walsh Scottie's Girl 2501 -548
64 Michael Rick Mears Head 2495 -554
65 Lloyd Frazier Frazier 7up Racing 2492 -557
66 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2484 -565
67 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 2479 -570
68 Gary Evans nrracing 2476 -573
69 Trixie Dennit Racing 2473 -576
70 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2431 -618
71 Donna Jackson gogetem 2408 -641
72 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2391 -658
73 Glenn Gutenberg Racdude Racers 2384 -665
74 jim stringfellow Race Riot 2379 -670
75 David Daniels Daniels Motorsports 2358 -691
craig vereecke craigo147 2358 -691
77 Mike Cline Rahal Rules 2338 -711
78 George Booth LVGEO 2336 -713
79 Patrick Moore Brundle 2309 -740
80 Joe Sactown Indy Fan 2273 -776
81 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 2257 -792
82 Stephanie Windy City Quackers 2243 -806
83 Dave Niesman High Speed Money Pit 2234 -815
84 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 2232 -817
85 Dave Hall Blue Streek Racing 2218 -831
86 Ryan Cox Coach Cox 2197 -852
87 James duncan Gov't Mule 2193 -856
88 craig stringfellow JimmyHollywood 2189 -860
89 John Gangwer Penske Power '17 2132 -917
90 Kevin Kreigh Indy_K 2130 -919
91 Rod Strayer Hoosier Racing Team 2118 -931
92 Pat Wotton IndyCarlin 2117 -932
93 Nick organic Newgarden 2108 -941
94 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 2067 -982
95 Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 2000 -1049
96 Tyler Wood woody17x winners 1987 -1062
97 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1914 -1135
98 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1856 -1193
99 jeff nieser wallslammer 1818 -1231
100 Ryan Lang CT Indy Racing 1768 -1281
101 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 1766 -1283
102 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1735 -1314
103 Anthony Wayne Clark 1989 Anthony Clark Autosports 1681 -1368
104 Tom Taylor Taylor Racing Team 1591 -1458
105 Scott Yost Scoop85 1446 -1603
106 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 1348 -1701
107 kim kenny double yellow racing 1125 -1924
108 Joe Hahn wjhracing 777 -2272
109 Phil Nation American Racing 459 -2590
110 Doug Monroe AZ Lionheart 362 -2687
111 Don Walker Flying Diamond Racing 176 -2873
112 Dan Guse dguse500 166 -2883
Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 166 -2883
114 Walenty DemoManWalenty#14 158 -2891
115 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 156 -2893
116 Jon Piazza InCarZo 138 -2911
117 Mike G Boilerbird Racing 135 -2914
Brad Allen Rockstar49 135 -2914
119 Anthony Wayne Clark Clarks Motorsports 131 -2918
120 Hitokiri Hasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing 127 -2922
Judy Lauby some beach 127 -2922
122 Brad Allen Umphreaker49 123 -2926
123 ... Forgot My Password 116 -2933