• 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

  • Whoever has got the big balls is going to go fast!

    Helio Castroneves

  • 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

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

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

  • I think Briscoe and I had a pretty good race going on, but we got what we got.

    Scott Dixon on losing the race and the championship, Homestead 2009

  • I need a nap now.

    Colton Herta on winning his first IndyCar race, COTA, 24th March 2019

  • 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

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

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

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

  • 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

  • NASCAR has nothing on us. Look at the crowd at Indy – that's three Daytona 500s all in one place.

    Graham Rahal on the Indianapolis 500, Racer.com, June 4th 2016

  • 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

  • ...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

  • 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

  • I was going good but then I slipped in my own drool.

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

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

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • It's like a reunion to come back here every May. I've never retired. I always say, "I'm not done yet."

    Parnelli Jones, Indy 2007

  • I think the IRL has been poised for a long time to be discovered by a lot of people.

    Chip Ganassi

  • 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 can't believe I'm here. It's so cool!

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • Why do you think there are so many skid marks? It's not because it's a lovely corner.

    John Andretti, Indy 2010

  • Racing IndyCars at Richmond is like flying fighter jets in a gymnasium.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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'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

  • 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

  • I have learned more in one week here than I did in my entire Formula One career.

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

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

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

  • 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

  • When you tug at a guy in the pit lane, I think that is taking advantage of your gender, because it puts me in an awkward position.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • I am stupid.

    Zach Veach on Zach Veach after an off track excursion, IMS, July 4th 2020

  • I still have the passion to drive the hell out of it!

    Juan Pablo Montoya on his motivation, NBCSports.com, July 12th 2016

  • 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

  • You need to learn how to f***ing count.

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

  • Whatever you heard, somebody made it up. For the first two days, he talked nonsense because he had a concussion. It doesn't matter what he was saying. He doesn't even remember it.

    Tony Kanaan on the rumours of Dario Franchitti's retirement after Houston, 2013

Standings

Results for Texas Motor Speedway Firestone 600

PosPlayerTeamPoints
1Sheila BlaskoPeppy Pistons166
2Mike CockrallTeam Canada165
3Larry KellerRahal's Racerz153
4Darrell CoxRum Runner150
5KP BTeam Buckley149
 John LivengoodLive 'N' Good Racing149
 Don WalkerFlying Diamond Racing149
8Ben SmithFacta Nonverba Racing148
 DeniseNeed4speed148
10Chad EberlyBulldog Racing147
 Mike MurphyMurphysLawl147
12jim stringfellowRace Riot146
13Neil PThe Stickman's Racing Group145
14George BoothLVGEO144
 Joseph GallagherTeam Helio144
16Phil NationAmerican Racing143
17Jim FergusonTeam Kanaan141
 Allen BujakWar Eagle Racing141
19Adam EvartsEvarts Motorsports140
 William WilsonG2 RACING CAR NO#306140
 Melissa BarramedaBignumber4140
22Jim BlaskoLightning Blackie139
23Maryln E.MissIndy137
24John CunninghamPenske15135
25Gordon MartinezPatos Caddie132
26Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing131
27Mark WyldmanMarkoWild130
 jeffh2oski130
 Dale GleitzMallard130
30Andrew WoodFast Woody129
 Patrick MooreBrundle 129
32Ron DrewniakBlack Flag128
 Andrewagn727128
 TrixieDennit Racing128
35Ken NethTeam Neth126
36John BlaskoSpeed Master II124
 Cruncher C. Block III πŸ—ΏπŸ†1981 Interscope Spcl. #25🏎124
 Andy MillerSquadra Speedgeek124
39Judy Laubysome beach123
40MichaelRick Mears Head122
 Tom DeHavenP1 Chase122
 FaridChallenger 1970122
 craig stringfellowJimmyHollywood122
44Steve MenteGoggles_Paisano120
45Bill KnothThe unblinking eye118
 Scott BartonIndy500Fan118
 WalentyDemoManWalenty#14118
 Michael MisterkaGoCanadaRacing #33118
49Drew StormsBadStorms117
 Gary Evansnrracing117
 Dan Gusedguse500117
52Barry Kershaw Launch Racing116
53Mike GBoilerbird Racing115
 Brad AllenUmphreaker49115
 Jay BreslawskiMonarch LT Racing115
56L.A. Hewitt-RubleClutchXCoast113
57KymKymopolis112
58LeesadeeYou Got Smoked111
 LisabethLEB racing111
60alexab108110
61MikeAlley Cat109
62Nickorganic Newgarden107
63ChelseaRace Girl105
 Vincent C GenoveseSlot 8 Racing105
 Jim CockrallOld Fart105
66Derek WaldrepOne of Thirty-Three 104
 Rob FoxxFoxx Indy Racing Enterprises104
 Dave RammelDoodles Racing104
 James duncanGov't Mule104
70Parker Allen Digitized racers103
71Kurt St. AngeloThe Yellow Shirts100
72JohnRacer X99
 Donna Jacksongogetem99
 Alan LosureRebel Racing99
75Pat WottonIndyCarlin98
76Ben DenewethSweaty Face Covering Motorsports97
77HitokiriHasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing94
78kerry breslinnz racers (who said kiwis can't fly)93
79Bill Battle Red Racing89
80Andrew MillerA.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve86
81Mike ClineRahal Rules84
82Jonathan CloseLemming51 Enterprises76