• 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

  • Rick Mears is a great race car driver. Hopefully I have plenty of years to try to earn his respect again.

    Tony Kanaan, Detroit 2007

  • Maybe he should start thinking about driving and stop thinking about dancing because that was a stupid move.

    Tomas Scheckter on Helio Castroneves, Detroit 2007

  • 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

  • Brad Pitt got a super license before me. Tough.

    Colton Herta on Brad Pitt joining the F1 grid to film a movie, Twitter, May 4th 2023

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

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

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

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • 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

  • 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've never been so happy to be in last place.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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 just an excellent race and to be a part of the history, I'm really grateful for that.

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • 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 Indianapolis 500 is about the fastest 33 Indy car drivers going for one prize. If they happen to come from America, that's great.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • 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

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

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

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • 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

  • Pounding down toward the yard of bricks...

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • I've seen this place be absolutely great to me, and I've seen it wrench my heart from my body.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 2005

  • 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

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • I drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

  • 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

  • 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

  • It was a tough day – really disappointing... I guess it was a good day in reality.

    Josef Newgarden on finishing 7th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

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

    Tony Stewart, May 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

  • 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

  • She probably does not know what that is, so I can say I'm going to Las Vegas to play poker and she'll think it's something like that!

    Fernando Alonso on what his mother would think about the Indy 500, motor.as.com, April 20th 2016

  • I'm tired of being nice about it. The fact is, grip created by aerodynamic downforce is our enemy... At the moment, the downforce is so great that it masks the handling and hurts the racing

    Rick Mears on what's wrong with IndyCar, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

  • 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

  • It's great that it's one minute after six!

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • The only reason I'm wearin' it is so I didn't leave it in no hotel nowhere!

    A.J. Foyt on his Indy 500 winner's ring, Detroit, June 3rd 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • She was acting like a spoiled brat. I don't respect that. I tried to step away. She kept grabbing on me like a dog that wanted to bite my ankles.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

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

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

Standings after 17 events of the 2022 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotalGap
1 Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 2613
2 Mike Williams Foytfanforever 2596 -17
3 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2577 -36
4 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2541 -72
5 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2530 -83
6 Andrew YU TeamPENSKErules 2479 -134
7 John Blasko Speed Master II 2476 -137
8 Andy Bernbrock Lords of Dongtown 2468 -145
9 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2467 -146
10 Brian Wallace BWALL2700 2463 -150
11 Bill Battle Red Racing 2452 -161
12 Cruncher Block, III Thee Sugaripe Prune spcl.🏁 2450 -163
13 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2447 -166
14 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 🔥 2446 -167
15 Cousin Graham Ruttman Racers 2439 -174
16 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2438 -175
17 craig Stringfellow SquaredCircleracing 2433 -180
18 John Bernbrock Little Al Fan 2428 -185
19 Dylan L Lybarger Racing 2425 -188
20 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2424 -189
21 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2422 -191
22 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2419 -194
23 Slim Slim Pickins 2393 -220
24 dac Boiler Up 2389 -224
25 Andrew agn727 2356 -257
26 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 2349 -264
27 JoNew3 Gen3 Solution 2348 -265
28 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2309 -304
29 BritishDude British Racing 2308 -305
30 C. Block, III backup car Interscope Racing 2295 -318
31 Gary Evans nrracing 2256 -357
32 Fits Team Mystery Machine 2253 -360
33 Kym Kymopolis 2242 -371
34 Race Arachnid Racing 2241 -372
35 F-Type Team F-Type 2221 -392
36 OpenWheelNut Johnny Lightning Racing 2204 -409
37 June's Boyfriend Gezzers 2202 -411
38 Alayna Blasko Pit Layn 2177 -436
39 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2158 -455
40 Sixty Years Novi Sounds 2149 -464
41 Jahiegel Jahiegel 2148 -465
42 Larry Keller Mo Money Mo Problems 2147 -466
43 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2142 -471
44 Gordon Martinez 'Qvistcapade Racing 2133 -480
45 Jordan Rinaldi Wilman Jordan Rinaldi Wilman 2124 -489
46 Iowa Indy Fan Iowa Indy Fan 2075 -538
47 Craig Brumbaugh Where's the Beaver? 2045 -568
48 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2002 -611
49 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2000 -613
50 John Racer X 1984 -629
51 Drew Storms BadStorms 1969 -644
52 Life Long Fan A C Racing 1956 -657
53 Tom Spangler Reynard Honda Firestone 1919 -694
54 William Wilson 🏁G2 RACING CAR NO#306🏁 1887 -726
55 Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 1845 -768
56 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 1838 -775
57 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1836 -777
58 Leesadee You Got Smoked 1833 -780
59 Rod Ramblin 1832 -781
60 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 1798 -815
61 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 1784 -829
62 Ryan Ellegood RAE Tennessee Racing 1716 -897
63 Trixie Dennit Racing 1671 -942
64 jim stringfellow Race Riot 1637 -976
65 Lethal Leigh Feel the Power#12 1583 -1030
66 MommaH Fast Times 1465 -1148
67 liz walsh Scottie's girl #9 1433 -1180
68 FlatIntoOne The Mongooses 1302 -1311
69 Hannyyyrose Lybarger Racing 1260 -1353
70 Candi Jackman Jackman 1246 -1367
71 Leslie Go Helio! 1210 -1403
72 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1206 -1407
73 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 1115 -1498
74 Angie A Wilbur Shaw’s Mustache 935 -1678
75 Jay Breslawski Monarch LT Racing 766 -1847
76 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 751 -1862
77 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 728 -1885
78 JGC1965 The Sliders 719 -1894
79 Chris Jones Indy-100 years 712 -1901
80 Manleighkow Feel the Power#12 565 -2048
81 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 517 -2096
82 Kevin Byrd Buckeye Racing 496 -2117
83 Matt Cahill Rick the Rocket 460 -2153
84 Maryln E. MizzIndy 322 -2291
85 Jim Stringfellow Race Riot 295 -2318
86 Rpsrace Rpsrace 278 -2335
87 Davey On The Gas Davey On The Gas 231 -2382
88 SB Carfarts 206 -2407
89 Marks Marks 198 -2415
90 khb004 Hoffman Racing 197 -2416
91 M0nk3y97 Banana Motorsport 143 -2470
92 Dragonaut Dragon Racing 130 -2483
93 Weedie Weedies 123 -2490
94 Matthew Cseh Paws&Claws GP 114 -2499
95 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 108 -2505
96 Stephanie Windy City Quackers 105 -2508
97 jc led led 100 -2513
98 JC LAB Blue Bayou Racing 91 -2522
99 Daddy's girl Frank Weiss Racing 85 -2528
100 The Apster Gallup Gunner 20 -2593
101 alex ab108 10 -2603