• My Father said if you are going to win one race, make sure it is the Indianapolis 500

    Eddie Cheever after winning the Indy 500

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I've got the Grandfathers Club with Helio and Juan, right?!

    Roger Penske on his older two drivers, motorsport.com, March 22nd 2016

  • The last I looked, I earned the label of Indy 500 champion; those lobbing unfounded accusations at me have not.

    Eddie Cheever Jr. after Watkins Glen 06

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • 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

  • Do you think I give a flying f*** what Buddy Rice thinks?

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • At 220mph friendship, risk and victory become extremely volatile.

    Dan Wheldon

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

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Hope you're all snug in your beds, while Indycars dance in your head...

    Simon Pagenaud on insomnia, Twitter, 4:31 AM, July 23rd 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's a Top-10 but after finishing here fifth last year nothing less than that would really be satisfying because you always want more.

    Ed Carpenter after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

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

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • I wasn't thinking, 'That's Eddie [Cheever] and he's in an Infiniti and so I need to beat him.' I was thinking, 'That's Eddie, and I want to kick his ass!'

    Robbie Buhl, after winning at WDW in 2000

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

    Tom Sneva

  • 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

  • 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

  • Helio lives for this. This is his passion. He loves Indy.

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • 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

  • Maybe he should start thinking about driving and stop thinking about dancing because that was a stupid move.

    Tomas Scheckter on Helio Castroneves, Detroit 2007

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

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

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

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • This track, believe it or not, has done worse to me in the past, and we came back swinging.

    James Hinchcliffe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bump Day, May 19th 2018

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • We'll see how it unfolds, and we're going to have to give each other respect and the space on the track.

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, June 2007

  • 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

  • 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


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1Doug S85-95 Indy Rules187
2JohnRacer X184
3John WilsonWombat Racing176
 kerry breslinnz racers (who said kiwis can't fly)176
5RogerPBSWM Racing173
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10Andrew MillerA.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve169
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12Andy MillerSquadra Speedgeek165
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 Don WalkerFlying Diamond Racing165
 Darrell CoxRum Runner165
17Anthony ADRacing164
18MiguelEcurie GT-REPORT.com163
19Cruncher C. Block IIIuH-oH! Not another champion with the last name Blasko?! No, not happening this time162
 Daniel Mansell Racing162
 Mike CockrallTeam Canada162
23Ryan WibleSnapple in my Big Gulp160
24Andrew WoodFast Woody156
 Jim Mteamindy156
27Jim CockrallOld Fart155
 John YIndy500orbust155
29Chad EberlyBulldog Racing154
30Joey NewgardenRacer OT153
31Scott BartonIndy500Fan152
32Chris WisemanHunt Wisely151
33Daniel GorunBandwidth Bandits150
34Michel BrooksJPM or Bust!149
35Randy HolbrookFordGT40148
 Melissa BarramedaBignumber4148
 Ben DenewethSweaty Gym Sock Motorsports146
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40Chad RingAMR Racing145
 Jim BlaskoLightning Blackie145
 Jeff MallueChairburner Racing145
 Jonathan CloseLemming51 Enterprises145
44Vincent C GenoveseSlot Eight Racing144
 Barry Kershaw Launch Racing144
 Joseph GallagherTeam Helio144
 Tim JonesMidway Monster144
 Ken NethTeam Neth144
49Tony AkensTeam Backmarkers143
 JackJohnson spears143
52JamesChairburner Racing142
 Matt CallahanOilCanCallahan142
 Christopher MeyerRose-Hulman Racing142
55Mike GBoilerbird Racing140
 Mike Hess Jr.Granite Racing138
58TrixieDennit Racing137
 John CunninghamPenske15137
 mike jacksonmj53137
 Bill Battle Red Racing137
 Rich GregorTeam Doughnuts137
 Jennifer CaldwellSeven Promotions137
 Tyler CartmellTDC Motorsports137
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66Jim FergusonTeam Kanaan135
68Derek WaldrepOne of Thirty-Three 134
 Dave RammelDoodles Racing134
 Phil NationAmerican Racing134
 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing134
 Tom DeHavenP1 Chase134
 Madix Johnson3M Autosport134
 Allen WedgeRide Buyers134
 Dale GleitzMallard134
 John WTeam Stinger134
 Brian Johnsonidahoindy134
 Mike ClineRahal Rules134
79Brett M. WaldrepWaldrep Motorsports133
80Candi JackmanJackman132
 JoeSactown Indy Fan132
82Michael MisterkaGoCanadaRacing #33131
83Nick KCarters Starters130
 Paul PalmieriIndyCar Serious130
85LeesadeeYou Got Smoked129
 Sheila BlaskoPeppy Pistons129
87JessicaKnow Effin Kloo128
 Larry KellerRahal's Racerz128
89TimTim's Brickyard Bombers127
90jeff stanleypink13126
91Alan LosureRebel Racing124
 Rob FoxxFoxx Indy Racing Enterprises124
 Tom H.Coyotes124
 Ron StanleyDawg Fan124
95KP BTeam Buckley123
 Greg IzziTeam Grizzlor123
 Gary Evansnrracing123
 Glenn LaneTeam Arizona123
 Ben SmithFacta Nonverba Racing123
 Don CaldwellTravelodge Special #44123
 Mark WyldmanMarkoWild123
 Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing123
103Jim YatesWildcat120
 Sean BrennanSmashers120
 Dan Gusedguse500120
 JeremyRight Rear Gone120
 Tim ReaganPerfect Circle Racing120
 RyanEmpty Cooler120
 Donna Jacksongogetem120
113Neil PThe Stickman's Racing Group119
 Chad KincaidSearching for the next Tom Sneva116
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118Ron DrewniakGot Screwed With The Front Row Challenge112
119Andrew LoviscekAndyCar Series106
121Lizzy WalshScottie's Girl94
122L.A. Hewitt-RubleElectricPandaBoogaloo92
123ChrisBrooks Bashers91
124Kent MuellerMueller Autosport90
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126paul millerlil helios86
127Steve MenteGoggles_Paisano85
128Allen BujakWar Eagle Racing79
129MikeAlley Cat61