• Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The day started when I walked into Gasoline Alley and saw the grandstands. It was my first time here on race day and it was quite unbelievable.

    Alex Tagliani on the 2009 Indianapolis 500

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

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • 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

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • Who is the buff guy in blue with the big #Schnozolla?

    Chip Ganassi on Tony Kanaan's Family Feud appearance, via Twitter, July 26th 2016

  • Someone asked me if I win the Indy 500 if I'd still retire? I'd still retire. What better way to go out?

    Danica Patrick on her final race, racing.ap.org, March 7th 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • "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

  • If he thinks I'm not going to remember that, HE'S CRAZY!

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • We'd love to see Buddy Rice in a car and in the Indy 500, but as best we can tell, no driver has ever qualified for the Indy 500 from their couch.

    TrackSideOnline, May 2009

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • It was so scary for me. I don't know what else to say. I don't know what happened but it felt like my front and rear wings were upside down.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • I'm the happiest guy on earth right now!

    Rinus VeeKay on finishing 5th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

  • If you run around in the back with the squirrels, you're bound to get your nuts cracked.

    PJ Chesson

  • You don't get too many times like that at the Indy 500 where you're out there and you have a chance to win the race right in front of everybody on the last lap.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • Some of the drivers who don't want to do the Indy 500, they just have small balls. I think that's the only explanation.

    Mikhail Aleshin on drivers who are too scared to run the Indy 500, May 16th 2017

  • That's a cool shot of the glowing brake disc!

    Colton Herta watching a replay of his pass on Rossi, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 3rd October 2020

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 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

  • We're all back to square zero!

    James Hinchcliffe on the start of a new season, Trackside, March 18th 2014

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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 miss my fans so much, you have no idea. I think I appreciate them more then I ever did.

    Sarah Fisher, August 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 have learned more in one week here than I did in my entire Formula One career.

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • ...if everyone agrees on a spec kit, IndyCar needs to really use the chance to get something that looks good, doesn't have all this winglet crap stuck all over it, and doesn't create all this dirty air.

    Will Power on aerokits, motorsport.com, May 4th 2016

  • ...one of the things that has always been wrong with that theory that NASCAR is the enemy... and they are... is because the people at NASCAR need to protect NASCAR.

    Curt Cavin on Trackside, May 13th 2010

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • She's just feeling the pressure of not winning races.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

Standings after 1 event of the 2024 Season

1 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 🔥 192
Candi Jackman Jackman 192 -0
Gary Evans nrracing 192 -0
Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 192 -0
Dylan Lybarger Lybarger Racing 192 -0
Mike Williams Foytfanforever 192 -0
Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 192 -0
Mike Cockrall Team Canada 192 -0
Andy Bernbrock Lords of Dongtown 192 -0
Dale Gleitz Mallard 192 -0
June's Boyfriend Gezzers 192 -0
Cruncher Block, III No name Indycar team 192 -0
13 OpenWheelNut Johnny Lightning Racing 181 -11
14 Bill Battle Red Racing 178 -14
15 Cousin Graham Ruttman Racers 175 -17
16 Alayna Blasko Pit Layn 168 -24
17 Life Long Fan A C Racing 167 -25
John Racer X 167 -25
Fits Team Mystery Machine 167 -25
20 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 166 -26
Andrew YU TeamPENSKErules 166 -26
Michael Rick Mears Head 166 -26
23 John Blasko Speed Master II 165 -27
24 JoNew3 Gen3 Solution 164 -28
Jahiegel Jahiegel 164 -28
26 Patrick Cartwright 163 -29
27 J.Griffith Team13 162 -30
28 donnieD pedaldown 160 -32
29 Patrick Engledow Patrick Engledow 159 -33
30 Tom Earle IndyHP 158 -34
31 Leesadee You Got Smoked 156 -36
Slim Slim Pickins 156 -36
L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 156 -36
dac Boiler Up 156 -36
Ron Drewniak Black Flag 156 -36
36 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 154 -38
craig Stringfellow SquaredCircleracing 154 -38
38 Gordon Martinez 'Qvistcapade Racing 153 -39
John Bernbrock Little Al Fan 153 -39
Camknasty69 These Cars Could Be Lauda 153 -39
slisk250 Tempe Tornados 153 -39
William Wilson G2 RACING CAR NO#306 153 -39
Mike G Boilerbird Racing 153 -39
44 Maryln E. MizzIndy 151 -41
Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 151 -41
Laura Beth Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 151 -41
Brian Wallace BWALL2700 151 -41
Mike Alley Cat 151 -41
Todd Green Snakes & Arrows Racing 151 -41
50 Larry Keller Mo Money Mo Problems 149 -43
Kym Kymopolis 149 -43
52 liz walsh Scottie's girl #9 148 -44
Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 148 -44
Nate Rodgers Tracy Chapman 148 -44
Darrell C Brink Brewing 148 -44
56 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 145 -47
Scott Barton Indy500Fan 145 -47
58 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 143 -49
Lethal Leigh Feel the Power#12 143 -49
Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 143 -49
61 ZenMaster CART Forever 142 -50
Wingnwheel24 Wingnwheel24 142 -50
Andrew Shields Shields419 142 -50
64 Jackson Lambros Trinity Motorpsort 141 -51
65 BritishDude British Racing 140 -52
Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 140 -52
Islandbear Team Dragon 140 -52
Andrew Wood Fast Woody 140 -52
Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 140 -52
70 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 139 -53
71 C. Block, III backup car TBD 138 -54
72 Todd Back Home Again 137 -55
jim stringfellow Race Riot 137 -55
74 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 136 -56
Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 136 -56
76 Sixty Years Novi Sounds 132 -60
shamrock5280 Graham Tracker 132 -60
78 Hannyyyrose Lybarger Racing 131 -61
Jordan Rinaldi Wilman Jordan Rinaldi Wilman 131 -61
80 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 130 -62
Carl Raf Raf Racing 130 -62
82 Drew Storms BadStorms 127 -65
Judy Lauby some beach 127 -65
84 The Apster Gallup Gunner 126 -66
Team Gibson Scott Dixon Rules!!! 126 -66
FlatIntoOne The Mongooses 126 -66
Will Engledow Engledow elite 126 -66
Samantha Utley Racing Cyclone 126 -66
89 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 125 -67
F-Type Team F-Type 125 -67
91 Greg from NJ Grizzlor 124 -68
92 Andrew agn727 122 -70
AMA Quarter Midgets 122 -70
94 Jay Breslawski Monarch LT Racing 121 -71
95 Od1n Vikiings 119 -73
Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 119 -73
97 FCurci FC Racing 117 -75
98 Race Arachnid Racing 116 -76
99 Staceyk80 Team Awesome 115 -77
100 Tom Reeves Any1ButDixon 114 -78
101 Tom Spangler Reynard Honda Firestone 113 -79
102 Ben Deneweth Geedis Motorsports 112 -80
103 Jakoobski123 The koobsters 110 -82
104 Rod Strayer Hoosier Racing Team 109 -83
105 TC Fast but Last 107 -85
106 Gary Hewitt GHMOTORSPORT 103 -89
107 Trixie Dennit Racing 102 -90
108 MommaH Fast Times 98 -94
Iowa Indy Fan Iowa Indy Fan 98 -94
110 Ryan Ellegood RAE Tennessee Racing 96 -96