• 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

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • I told him I'd follow him anywhere he went, as long as it was on the racetrack.

    Sam Hornish Jr on Tomas Scheckter, Texas 2005

  • There's fathers out there. There's husbands. There's brothers, sisters. It's something that absolutely we think about. We hope for the best with it.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on the dangers of racing an IndyCar, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • 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

  • 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 need a nap now.

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

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

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

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

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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • I mean this guy can't even keep his lies straight. He's told so many in the last week, he's not sure what the truth is.

    Robin Miller on Kevin Kalkoven, February 2008

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 2005

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

    Chip Ganassi

  • I didn't leave. I was terminated.

    Sebastien Bourdais on the flip side of the Coyne, NBCSports.com, November 22nd 2019

  • When you've driven it for a day, you're going to feel naked without it.

    Will Power on testing the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

  • If you're an open-wheel racer and not at Indy in May, you're not really a race car driver. You just think you are.

    Eddie Cheever

  • "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

  • It was talent and skill, that's how I did it. A masterful display of driving ability!

    James Hinchcliffe on getting through the gap that took him from 17th to 6th at Mid Ohio, August 2014

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • We're all back to square zero!

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

  • 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

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • I just kept focused, focused, focused, all day long, getting every corner perfect.

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

    Fernando Alonso after crashing in practice, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 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

  • 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

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

    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

  • I'd have finished my career very disappointed had I not won the Indy 500. It's an amazing feeling and an amazing event.

    Will Power on winning the 102nd Indy 500, racer.com, August 7th 2018

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

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

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • I'm throwing this one out to Dan. This is his hometown, this is his car.

    James Hinchcliffe after his first career victory, St. Petersburg, March 24th 2013

  • I think it's is a long putt, so I think we're safe for a while.

    Roger Penske on the possibility of F1 returning to Long Beach, April 2014

  • 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

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

    Graham Rahal on finishing 5th at Toronto, via Twitter, July 2010

Standings

Results for Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

PosPlayerTeamPoints
1L.A. Hewitt-RubleClutchXCoast178
2Mark WyldmanMarkoWild176
 Drew StormsBadStorms176
 Don WalkerFlying Diamond Racing176
5Sheila BlaskoPeppy Pistons171
6Mike MurphyMurphysLawl168
 Vincent C GenoveseSlot 8 Racing168
 alexab108168
 Ken NethTeam Neth168
10Lizzy WalshScottie's Girl167
11Dan Gusedguse500166
 Gordon MartinezPatos Caddie166
 Andrew MillerA.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve166
14MiguelEcurie GT-REPORT.com163
15Joey NewgardenRacer OT159
16WalentyDemoManWalenty#14158
17kerry breslinnz racers (who said kiwis can't fly)156
18Rob FoxxFoxx Indy Racing Enterprises153
19Phil NationAmerican Racing152
20jeffh2oski150
21FaridChallenger 1970149
22JohnRacer X148
 Melissa BarramedaBignumber4148
 Derek WaldrepOne of Thirty-Three 148
 Michael MisterkaGoCanadaRacing #33148
26jim stringfellowRace Riot145
27James duncanGov't Mule144
 KymKymopolis144
 Cruncher C. Block III 🏆1981 Interscope Spcl. #25🏎144
30Bryan BeUgly American Racing142
31LeesadeeYou Got Smoked139
 Jeremy Grinerjcoleg139
 Dave HallBlue Streek Racing139
 Barry Kershaw Launch Racing139
35Patrick MooreBrundle 138
 Jon PiazzaInCarZo138
 Ben DenewethSweaty Face Covering Motorsports138
38craig stringfellowJimmyHollywood137
 Kurt St. AngeloThe Legacy Yellow Shirts137
 JC LABBlue Bayou Racing 137
41Adam EvartsEvarts Motorsports136
 Chad KincaidSearching for the next Tom Sneva136
 Ron DrewniakBlack Flag136
44Mike GBoilerbird Racing135
 Brad Allen Rockstar49135
46KP BTeam Buckley134
47Allen BujakWar Eagle Racing132
 Ryan LangCT Indy Racing132
 Tom DeHavenP1 Chase132
 LisabethLEB racing132
 Dale GleitzMallard132
52David Daniels Daniels Motorsports 131
 JGrinerLionheartNeverForget131
 Anthony Wayne ClarkClarks Motorsports 131
55Brett M. WaldrepWaldrep Motorsports129
 Dave BulebushBbush Racing South129
57John LivengoodLive 'N' Good Racing128
58HitokiriHasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing127
 ChelseaRace Girl127
 Judy Laubysome beach127
61Alan LosureRebel Racing126
 MikeAlley Cat126
 Gary Evansnrracing126
64Parker Allen Digitized racers125
 Mike ClineRahal Rules125
66Michael MasonYak Racing LLC.124
67Brad AllenUmphreaker49123
 John BlaskoSpeed Master II123
69Dave RammelDoodles Racing122
 Pat WottonIndyCarlin122
 Steve MenteGoggles_Paisano122
72Bill Battle Red Racing121
73Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing119
74Larry KellerRahal's Racerz118
 Andy MillerSquadra Speedgeek118
76TrixieDennit Racing117
77JoeSactown Indy Fan116
 Jim BlaskoLightning Blackie116
 John BernbrockLittle Al Fan116
 ...Forgot My Password116
 Andrewagn727116
82John CunninghamPenske15115
83JessicaKnow Effin Kloo114
 Bill KnothThe unblinking eye114
 Andrew WoodFast Woody114
86DeniseNeed4speed113
87Kurt St. AngeloThe Yellow Shirts112
 Scott BartonIndy500Fan112
89Jim CockrallOld Fart111
90Chad EberlyBulldog Racing110
 Mike CockrallTeam Canada110
92MichaelRick Mears Head109
 Ben SmithFacta Nonverba Racing109
 Jay BreslawskiMonarch LT Racing109
95Nickorganic Newgarden108
 Joseph GallagherTeam Helio108
97Maryln E.MissIndy107
98Jim FergusonTeam Kanaan106
99Brandon Ballschmiede1stDirection105
 Tyler Woodwoody17x winners105
101Dave NiesmanHigh Speed Money Pit104
 Doug MonroeAZ Lionheart104
103George BoothLVGEO103
104Neil PThe Stickman's Racing Group101
105William WilsonG2 RACING CAR NO#30697
 Jonathan CloseLemming51 Enterprises97
107Donna Jacksongogetem95
108Darrell CoxRum Runner73