• You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • I can't control what size I am and how I'm built. All I know is the NBA doesn't lower the hoop for short guys.

    Danica Patrick, June 2005

  • I can't believe it. I cannot believe it. What a year for this Target team. It was so much fun to be a part of.

    Dario Franchitti, Homestead 2009

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • 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

  • Good news is we've won every race we've finished!

    James Hinchcliffe on crashing out at Long Beach, April 22nd 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

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

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • 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

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 lifted a little, but I didn't touch the brake.

    Will Power on the art of restarting, St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • What makes IndyCar racing so good is there's not much you can do on your car to differentiate it from the others. It's only dampers, third springs. There's the aero with the aero kits – and hopefully those are going away.

    Bobby Rahal on the benefits of a spec series, Racer.com, May 18th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I was a craft beer and a wallet chain away from being a hipster!

    James Hinchcliffe on beard growth, Tim and Sid's Plays of the Week, September 14th 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

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

  • Obviously we always see the good days, but Gil de Ferran told me if you can have a bad day and nobody notices, that's how you do a really good job - and that's how you win a championship.

    Simon Pagenaud on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

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

    Tom Sneva

  • Some people strap on their helmet and lose their brains.

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • 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

  • 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

  • I don't want to take a defeatist attitude here but it's going to be ugly. If IndyCar goes the domed skid route, we're going to be taking a knife to a gunfight.

    Sam Schmidt on Chevy's advantage with domed skids, Racer.com, April 7th 2016

  • 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

  • Do you still remember how to celebrate these things?!

    Tim Cindric on the radio to Will Power, Detroit, 5th June 2016

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • 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

  • I'm 19 years old, I drive Indy cars... I'm happy.

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • There is nothing like winning the Indianapolis 500 and fortunately I was able to do so.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • My mom hasn't played much of a role in my racing career. In fact, I think she still wants me to join the Coast Guard. But I still love her.

    PJ Chesson on Mothers Day

  • 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

  • I just can't wait to get back in the car. I wonder if I'm still any good.

    Will Power on the long off season, St Petersburg, March 21st 2013

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Standings

Results for Indy500 Front Row Qualifying Challenge

PosPlayerTeamPoints
1Dale GleitzMallard120
 JohnRacer X120
 Brad AllenUmphreaker49120
 Joey NewgardenRacer OT120
5Mark WyldmanMarkoWild90
 TrixieDennit Racing90
 CliffAlberta90
 MikeAlley Cat90
 Judy Laubysome beach90
 Scott BartonIndy500Fan90
 Melissa BarramedaBignumber490
12Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing80
 Parker Allen Digitized racers80
14Steve whitingGranatelli70
 Greg IzziTeam Grizzlor70
 StephanieWindy City Quackers70
 Steve MenteGoggles_Paisano70
 John WTeam Stinger70
 John BlaskoSpeed Master II70
 MiguelEcurie GT-REPORT.com70
 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports70
 John LivengoodLive 'N' Good Racing70
 JoeSactown Indy Fan70
24Tom TaylorTaylor Racing Team50
 Mike CockrallTeam Canada50
 charlie schenkelcs150
 Larry KellerRahal's Racerz50
 Michael MarinelliDally Wackers50
 kim kennydouble yellow racing50
 Sheila BlaskoPeppy Pistons50
 Darrell CoxRum Runner50
 Sean BrennanSmashers50
 Ross WaittTeam Field50
 Jim CockrallOld Fart50
 John BaadillaBaadilla Autosport50
36Brandon Ballschmiede1stDirection40
 Madix Johnson3M Autosport40
 Ben DenewethSweaty Face Covering Motorsports40
 FaridChallenger 197040
 Don WalkerFlying Diamond Racing40
 Aaron WeissTeam Never Nudes40
 Mike MurphyMurphysLawl40
 KP BTeam Buckley40
 Luke LaBonteDamnHippieMotorsports40
 Jim Mteamindy40
 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing40
 Vincent C GenoveseSlot 8 Racing40
 TonyAWL Racing40
 Chris JockishOpen Wheeler40
 Rich GregorTeam Doughnuts40
 Mike FallonMF Racing40
 mike jacksonmj5340
 Nelson UCheeze-It Autosport40
 L.A. Hewitt-RubleClutchXCoast40
 DP2018 Champ40
 Kevin KreighIndy_K40
 Dave HoffRoad Dawgs40
 Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony40
 Rob FoxxFoxx Indy Racing Enterprises40
 LisabethLEB racing40
 Doug S85-95 Indy Rules40
 Frederick HurleyBig Green Motorsports40
 Maryln E.MissIndy40
 James duncanGov't Mule40
65Cruncher C. Block III πŸ—ΏπŸ†1981 Interscope Spcl. #25🏎30
 Nickorganic Newgarden30
 Matt CallahanOilCanCallahan30
 JackTyre Terrors30
 Jody KaramSageFan30
 RyanWilly T30
 ChrisBrooks Bashers30
 Alan LosureRebel Racing30
 Jay BreslawskiMonarch LT Racing30
 Tyler CartmellTDC Motorsports30
 Paul30
 Jennifer CaldwellSeven Promotions30
 Daniel GorunBandwidth Bandits30
 Anthony ADRacing30
 Mike GBoilerbird Racing30
 KymKymopolis30
 WalentyDemoManWalenty#1430
 Nathan JohnsonFirstOnRaceDay30
 Ron StanleyDawg Fan30
 JamesChairburner Racing 30
 JoJacers30
 Phil NationAmerican Racing30
 Michael MisterkaGoCanadaRacing #3330
 Brett M. WaldrepWaldrep Motorsports30
 RandyFlaming Exhaust30
 Greg Koesters lets go racing30
 Andrew LoviscekAndyCar Series30
 Bill Battle Red Racing30
 Donna Jacksongogetem30
 RodRamblin30
 Doug SchiefelbeinRebel Racing30
 Nathan Ringhamjack hewitt's mustache30
 Jeff JacksonTeamJJ30
 George BoothLVGEO30
 William WilsonG2 RACING CAR NO#30630
 Paul PalmieriIndyCar Serious30
 JessicaKnow Effin Kloo30
 John YIndy500orbust30
 Matt GTeam Name30
 Neil PThe Stickman's Racing Group30
 Andrew MillerA.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve30
 craig stringfellowJimmyHollywood30
 Chris WisemanHunt Wisely30
 Rob McMahonTeam Green and Gold30
 Dan500skipday30
 Mike ClineRahal Rules30
 Gary Evansnrracing30
 Gordon MartinezPatos Caddie30
 Rod StrayerHoosier Racing Team30
 Shayla RammelTeamRammel30
 Ryan ShortTurn 3 for life30
 Kent MuellerMueller Autosport30
117Jeff LeavellScuderia Owls Nest0
 Stanley BassJPM for the next win0
 Ron DrewniakBlack Flag0
 Randy HolbrookFordGT400
 John CunninghamPenske150
 Allen WedgeRide Buyers0
 Bryan BeUgly American Racing0
 Todd TelfordBorn to Blip0
 John WilsonWombat Racing0
 Miles PattersonMach GoGoGo0
 Ken NethTeam Neth0
 Marty MaupinKibo Racing0
 Andrewagn7270
 Kurt St. AngeloThe Yellow Shirts0
 Pat WottonIndyCarlin0
 JGrinerLionheartNeverForget0
 TimTim's Brickyard Bombers0
 Joe Hahnwjhracing0
 jim stringfellowRace Riot0
 Chad RingAMR Racing0
 LeesadeeYou Got Smoked0
 Bill WolfredTeam Nabors0
 JackJohnson spears0
 Adam EvartsEvarts Motorsports0
 MichaelRick Mears Head0
 Nick KCarters Starters0
 BradChicago Indycar Fan0
 Jim BlaskoLightning Blackie0
 Tom DeHavenP1 Chase0
 Glenn LaneTeam Arizona0
 Allen BujakWar Eagle Racing0
 Guilherme BrandenburgRoyal Pevensie Motorsports0
 Brian Johnsonidahoindy0
 Jonathan CloseLemming51 Enterprises0
 Tim ReaganPerfect Circle Racing0
 MattTurbo Racing0
 Tom H.Coyotes0
 jeffh2oski0
 Lizzy WalshScottie's Girl0
 Karen BranickiMonkey Racing0
 Meatball ManningManning Racing0
 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz0
 Allen BujakWar Eagle Racing0
 Chad KincaidSearching for the next Tom Sneva0
 alexab1080
 Joseph GallagherTeam Helio0
 Michel BrooksZzzzz's0
 Alex BurtonInvisiteam0
 Jon PiazzaInCarZo0
 Candi JackmanJackman0
 kerry breslinnz racers (who said kiwis can't fly)0
 Mark FresherFresh Racing0
 Shawn MattoxRust-eze Racing0
 Chad EberlyBulldog Racing0
 Patrick MooreBrundle 0
 Derek WaldrepOne of Thirty-Three 0
 Mike Hess Jr.Granite Racing0
 Peter hillPeter hill 0
 DeniseNeed4speed0
 Dave RammelDoodles Racing0
 jakelowsschampcarrules0
 Jim FergusonTeam Kanaan0
 Dan Gusedguse5000
 Tom EarleIndyHP0
 Andy MillerSquadra Speedgeek0
 Drew StormsBadStorms0
 David LaubySeeYa0
 Bruce ScheelOpen wheeling0
 jamescrash bandicoots0
 Jonathan Bell#MorePower120
 HitokiriHasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing0
 Ryan LangCT Indy Racing0
 Dave BulebushBbush Racing South0
 RyanEmpty Cooler0
 Barry Kershaw Launch Racing0
 Andrew WoodFast Woody0
 Bill KnothThe unblinking eye0
 JamesonBad Grasshopper Racing0
 Mike BrooksJPM or bust0
 Doreen 0
 Andrew RinghamSpicy Cheese Sausage0
 Ben SmithFacta Nonverba Racing0