• 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

  • 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

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • 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'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

  • 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

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

    Buddy Lazier 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

  • Some of the drivers roll out this 'safety' word, and suddenly it ties everybody's hands. But those arguments make no sense anyway. Remove downforce and you actually improve safety

    Rick Mears on downforce, Motorsport.com, October 28th 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

  • Fernando Alonso on the difference between an IndyCar and an F1 car, May 3rd 2017

  • 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

  • We are trying to fix them but when you start behind the eight ball like last year you are playing catch-up and you will continue to play catch-up until we get rid of these stupid kits!

    Michael Andretti on aerokits, Autosport.com, 15th April 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

  • I didn't leave. I was terminated.

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

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

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

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

  • Andy Granatelli for as much as he put into the sport, especially at Indianapolis. I had to deal with that big kiss. I can still smell the garlic.

    Mario Andretti on Andy Granatelli after the 1969 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

  • The Indy 500 was the defining stage of my career.

    Mario Andretti

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

  • It looks so easy when you watch it on TV, but it's not.

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tom Sneva

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

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • Since last fall I've been wondering what in the hell it's going to feel like, and now I know.

    Danica Patrick on driving an IndyCar after 7 years away, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 1st 2018

  • 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

  • Again, I was scared to death. I had zero grip, and I was lifting at the start/finish line going into one. It's embarrassing.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

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

  • I was going through there as hard as I could. It was for everything. It was for all the marbles.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • 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

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Standings

Results for Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

PosPlayerTeamPoints
1Chris RammelCrusher Racing152
 Michael MasonYak Racing LLC.152
3Andrew WoodFast Woody139
4Pam KirchgessnerTeam Indydog136
 Mike CockrallTeam Canada136
 d v smelserdvs motorsports136
7Alan LosureRebel Racing135
 Dave FresherD-Fresh Racing135
 DavidJPLRockford Rocks135
10Chris ThomasChequeredFLAGZ134
11Emilyindygurl13132
12Shawn Starkey6thAveConcepts129
13Scott JacksonTeam Awesome127
14Chad KincaidSearching for the next Tom Sneva126
 DrewTeam Dream126
16Bret E. Collinstrickbag124
 RickTeam Backmarker124
18Darrell CoxRum Runner123
 Vincent C GenoveseSlot Eight Racing123
 Adam W.Team IndyWahoo6123
 Derek WaldrepOne of Thirty-Three 123
 Scott BartonIndy500Fan123
 Michael Saltzmanprincess sparkle pony123
 Dave Wilsoncause of the yellow123
25ChadDanica Patrick Racing121
26Susan Hodgeiamindy01120
27Steve LongbrakeTeam Bud119
28JodiSouthernbell118
29Bob TzuckerTZ Racing117
 Vanessa FergusonNessie's Racers117
 Jim FergusonTeam Kanaan117
 Jessica RadloffIndySpeedRacer117
33MichaelEdradour Racing116
 Andrew MillerA.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve116
 Dale GleitzMallard116
 Kris KleinSlumpbusters116
37Tom DeHavenP1 Chase113
 JasonAndRome~Racing113
 Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing113
40MikeAlley Cat112
 Mark FresherFresh Racing112
 Ben DenewethSweaty Face Covering Motorsports112
43JessicaKnow Effin Kloo110
 Doug SchiefelbeinRebel Racing110
 Ryan SpearTKDWRHRFAN110
 Paul110
 Dondons ride buyers110
48Bill WolfredTeam Nabors109
49Mark WyldmanMarkoWild107
 Justin GrinerIRLFan9107
 Andy MillerSquadra Speedgeek107
 Charlie PainterTeam Painter107
 Phil NationAmerican Racing107
54Tony AkensTeam Backmarkers105
 GREG KIRCHGESSNERINDY DOG RACING105
 Dave BulebushBbush Racing South105
57Brett M. WaldrepWaldrep Motorsports104
 Chad EberlyBulldog Racing104
59MikeDario Bros.102
 Barry Kershaw Launch Racing102
 Tyler CartmellTCMotorsports102
62ChelseaSycamore Racing101
63Jim Mteamindy99
 Vannessa Waldrpeteam waldrep99
 Donna Jacksongogetem99
66Bill Battle Red Racing98
 Christopher MeyerRose-Hulman Racing98
 Bill BrashBearcat Racing98
69Dan Gusedguse50096
 GreggHit With a Brick96
71Jonathan CloseLemming51 Enterprises95
 Matt stoudtGo Go Marco 95
73doug smelsergas city motorsport94
 Allen WedgeRide Buyers94
 Chad RingAMR Racing94
 Jeremy KellerDraggin' Racing94
 Terry Waldrepoldtw894
 John WilsonWombat Racing94
 Brandon Ballschmiede1stDirection94
 John YatesBeerGoggles94
 Joey KardelisNazspeedway94
82Rob FoxxFoxx Indy Racing Enterprises92
 Jim CockrallOld Fart92
84Shawn MattoxRust-eze Racing89
85Colin ZarzyckiPole Position II87
86Neil PThe Stickman's Racing Group83
87Frederick HurleyBig Green Motorsports82
88Matt Browntexacostar0576
89Jim BlaskoLightning Blackie61
90Devin UnderwoodUnderworld Racing36