• 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

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • 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

  • Off to heat yoga with @PitFitTraining. Gonna be sweating like a rapist.

    Tomas Scheckter showing his class on Twitter, April 6th 2011

  • The things that play on your mind the most are the ones that just got away.

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • Broke a glass at a restaurant. Apologize to the waiter, he looks at me, says "Accidents happen. YOU know what I mean!"

    James Hinchcliffe via Twitter, December 17th 2015

  • Most importantly, for the Indy 500 we'll probably be all okay, and that's cause to be happy.

    Mikhail Aleshin on Honda's prospects for the 2017 season, Motorsport.com, February 2nd 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • I sometimes think that Graham doesn't have the right filter for this Sport!

    Curt Cavin on Graham Rahal speaking his mind, Traxkaide, May 23rd 2023

  • 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

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • 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

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, 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

  • 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

  • When I saw he was slowing down, I have to say it was a relief. I thought, 'Now we can finally unleash the beast inside and go for the win.'

    Simon Pagenaud on Will Power's misfortune at Sonoma, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • 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

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

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

  • "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

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • He's grounded.

    Bryan Herta to Marco Andretti on Colton Herta knocking Marco out of P1 in final practice, Long Beach, April 14th 2019

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I was just hanging back there waiting for someone to make a mistake and it turned out to be me!

    Colton Herta on the final restart, Road America, June 12th 2022

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Now they've got competition and they are not talking about winning. I feel like they want to sit around and hold hands and sing. I want to win.

    Chip Ganassi on Honda, St Petersberg, March 23rd 2013

  • 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

  • If he wins this race with what he has to work with, they ought to name this place after him.

    John Barnes on Sam Hornish Jr, indy 2003

  • 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

  • We'll be fine. I'll take them to Six Flags tomorrow and we'll all be fine.

    Tony Kanaan on Marco & Danica, June 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway

  • 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

  • When Will was going off on Versus, I was cracking up. I was like, man, I didn't know you could talk like that! And I never knew you could say 'wanker' on TV, but that's my new word for now on... so I guess something good did come out of Toronto!

    Tony Kanaan on Will Power, Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • Less than a mile an hour and I'm on pole. It's tough. It's IndyCar. It's why we love it.

    Scott McLaughlan on qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 22nd 2023, via Speed Street

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

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • You don't gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • Andy Granatelli for as much as he put into the sport, especially at Indianapolis. I had to deal with that big kiss. I can still smell the garlic.

    Mario Andretti on Andy Granatelli after the 1969 Indianapolis 500

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

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

Standings after 17 events of the 2018 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 John Blasko Speed Master II 2808
2 Gary Evans nrracing 2756 -52
3 Mike Williams Foytfanforever 2755 -53
4 KP Buck Team Buckley 2740 -68
5 dac Boiler Up 2708 -100
6 Dave Niesman High Speed Money Pit 2695 -113
7 Jeremy Griner jcoleg 2682 -126
8 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2678 -130
9 John Bernbrock Little Al Fan 2675 -133
10 JC LAB Blue Bayou Racing 2672 -136
11 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 2667 -141
12 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2664 -144
13 Vincent C Genovese Slot 8 Racing 2656 -152
14 jim stringfellow Race Riot 2655 -153
15 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2648 -160
16 jeff h2oski 2636 -172
17 Mike Alley Cat 2631 -177
18 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2617 -191
19 Brad allen Barney Oldfieldโ€™s Cigar 2610 -198
20 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2606 -202
21 Denise Need4speed 2605 -203
22 Maryln E. MizzIndy 2604 -204
23 Kurt St. Angelo The Legacy Yellow Shirts 2603 -205
24 Cruncher Block, III Thee Sugaripe Prune spcl.๐Ÿ 2598 -210
25 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2597 -211
26 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 2596 -212
27 Rod Ramblin 2590 -218
28 Jim Billard Ancient Oaks Racing 2588 -220
29 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 2583 -225
30 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 2579 -229
31 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 2577 -231
32 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 2572 -236
33 alex ab108 2568 -240
34 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2556 -252
35 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 2552 -256
Jay Breslawski Monarch LT Racing 2552 -256
37 Andrew agn727 2548 -260
38 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2544 -264
39 Gordon Martinez 'Qvistcapade Racing 2533 -275
40 Joe Sactown Indy Fan 2525 -283
41 Michael Rick Mears Head 2517 -291
42 JoNew3 Gen3 Solution 2516 -292
43 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 2515 -293
44 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2505 -303
45 Trixie Dennit Racing 2503 -305
Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2503 -305
47 Barry Shield Plus Racing 2501 -307
48 William Wilson ๐ŸG2 RACING CAR NO#306๐Ÿ 2489 -319
49 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2487 -321
50 Candi Jackman Jackman 2478 -330
51 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2471 -337
Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2471 -337
53 Chelsea Racing Divas 2464 -344
54 elde elde 2463 -345
55 Mike G Boilerbird Racing 2460 -348
56 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2453 -355
57 Bryan Burdick Super 15 2445 -363
58 Leesadee You Got Smoked 2443 -365
59 Donna Jackson gogetem 2431 -377
60 John Wilson Wombat Racing 2428 -380
61 Pat Wotton IndyCarlin 2424 -384
62 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2420 -388
63 Larry Keller Mo Money Mo Problems 2417 -391
64 Drew Storms BadStorms 2409 -399
65 Bill Battle Red Racing 2407 -401
66 John Racer X 2394 -414
67 Lizzy Walsh Scottie's Girl 2387 -421
68 Rod Strayer Hoosier Racing Team 2376 -432
69 Stephanie Windy City Quackers 2375 -433
70 Farid Challenger 1970 2374 -434
71 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2372 -436
72 Leslie Go Helio! 2364 -444
73 craig Stringfellow SquaredCircleracing 2340 -468
74 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 2325 -483
75 Judy Lauby some beach 2321 -487
76 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2319 -489
77 Rick S Quick Rick 2309 -499
78 Lloyd Frazier Frazier 7up Racing 2304 -504
79 Vince Stinger Racing 2302 -506
80 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 2288 -520
81 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 2283 -525
82 Bill Knoth The unblinking eye 2278 -530
83 Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 2263 -545
84 Alfa Giuseppe Joltin' Joe Racing 2257 -551
85 jeff nieser wallslammer 2249 -559
86 JGriner LionheartNeverForget 2243 -565
TSR TSR Racing 2243 -565
88 Kym Kymopolis 2231 -577
89 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 2228 -580
90 Scott Yost Scoop85 2214 -594
91 Parker Allen Digitized racers 2208 -600
92 Tom Taylor Taylor Racing Team 2205 -603
93 C. Block, III backup car Interscope Racing 2171 -637
94 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2137 -671
95 Evan Kramer WindyCityIndy27 2130 -678
96 John Cunningham Penske15 2125 -683
97 Kevin Kreigh Indy_K 2108 -700
98 Patrick Moore Brundle 2020 -788
99 Rob Leavell SKillet Enterprises 2014 -794
100 John Gangwer Penske Power '17 2008 -800
101 Anthony Wayne Clark 1989 Anthony Clark Autosports 1938 -870
102 Todd Green Snakes & Arrows Racing 1926 -882
103 Ryan Ellegood RAE Tennessee Racing 1913 -895
104 Jeff May RED STAR MOTORSPORTS 1830 -978
105 shelby stevenson 15in19 1803 -1005
106 Lisabeth LEB racing 1759 -1049
107 Elaine Macko Fairchild 1746 -1062
108 Molly Green Flying Corn 1729 -1079
109 David Daniels Daniels Motorsports 1604 -1204
110 Michael Jones CXT420 1512 -1296
111 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 1373 -1435
112 Bill Sanders m20Bill 1192 -1616
113 Bruce Davis SanchoProudfoot 821 -1987
114 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 696 -2112
115 Mike Cline Rahal Rules 678 -2130
116 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 668 -2140
117 Todd Telford Born to Blip 654 -2154
118 Jack Big Jack Serious 642 -2166
119 Tyler Cartmell TDC Motorsports 620 -2188
120 Steve Crooks Andyzonit 618 -2190
121 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 609 -2199
122 Bryan Be Ugly American Racing 557 -2251
123 Glenn Gutenberg Racdude Racers 537 -2271
124 Sammy Team Phillip Johnny Bob 517 -2291
125 Guy Gutenberg Luther Racing 514 -2294
126 Rick Team Backmarker 478 -2330
127 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 473 -2335
128 Joe Astor Cup 458 -2350
129 Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 455 -2353
130 Dave Hall Blue Streek Racing 432 -2376
131 Ryan Lang CT Indy Racing 416 -2392
132 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 397 -2411
133 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 387 -2421
134 James duncan Gov't Mule 356 -2452
135 Ryan Cox Coach Cox 325 -2483
136 craig vereecke craigo147 304 -2504
137 Bradley Graves Team LawnBandits 283 -2525
138 kim kenny double yellow racing 249 -2559
139 IndyCar FanZone ICFZ Test Team 225 -2583
140 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 176 -2632
141 George Booth LVGEO 167 -2641
142 Joel Harleman GFDSU Racing SERIOUS 165 -2643
143 Daniel Bragg McLaren For The Win 136 -2672
144 Joe Maxwell California Racing 120 -2688