• Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

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

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • Who is the buff guy in blue with the big #Schnozolla?

    Chip Ganassi on Tony Kanaan's Family Feud appearance, via Twitter, July 26th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Milka, if you're gonna go that slow you gotta drive your mirrors, hon'!

    Ryan Hunter-Reay to Milka Duno after Watkins Glen qualifying, July 2010

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

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

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

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 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

  • 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

  • I plan to be here hopefully until I'm into my 40s, and to accomplish something like Scott has done.

    Alexander Rossi on building an IndyCar legacy, Mobil1TheGrid.com, December 10th 2018

  • Without the IRL, a lot of guys would never have been able to show what they can do.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • I've seen this place be absolutely great to me, and I've seen it wrench my heart from my body.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • It's just crazy. If I never won another pole, I wouldn't care. Almost.

    James Hinchcliffe on winning the pole for the 100th Indy 500, May 22nd 2016

  • I don't know him at all. Is he in his own little world?

    Kevin Lee on Jacques Villeneuve, Trackside, August 2012

  • He's grounded.

    Bryan Herta to Marco Andretti on Colton Herta knocking Marco out of P1 in final practice, Long Beach, April 14th 2019

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This is a huge day for the IndyCar Series and for our sport as a whole, for sure.

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • 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

  • That's a good way to lose a championship.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

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

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • She's just feeling the pressure of not winning races.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

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

  • It's going to be a close finish. I have the bigger nose, I guess I have a good chance.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • You don't gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • 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

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • 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


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1Cruncher C. Block IIIuH-oH! Not another champion with the last name Blasko?! No, not happening this time348
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9Ben DenewethSweaty Gym Sock Motorsports313
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18Rob FoxxFoxx Indy Racing Enterprises306
20Doug S85-95 Indy Rules305
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22Don WalkerFlying Diamond Racing304
23Ron StanleyDawg Fan295
24Jim BlaskoLightning Blackie291
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26Gary Evansnrracing289
27TonyAWL Racing287
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29Mike GBoilerbird Racing283
30JohnRacer X281
31John LivengoodLive 'N' Good Racing280
32Larry KellerRahal's Racerz279
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40Dan Gusedguse500275
42JoeSactown Indy Fan274
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44Mike CockrallTeam Canada273
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 Nick KCarters Starters270
 John YIndy500orbust270
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52Alan LosureRebel Racing269
53TrixieDennit Racing267
54TimTim's Brickyard Bombers266
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 Chad RingAMR Racing266
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59Andrew MillerA.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve265
60Randy HolbrookFordGT40263
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62Jim YatesWildcat261
 Don CaldwellTravelodge Special #44261
 Mike Hess Jr.Granite Racing261
65Andrew WoodFast Woody259
66Sheila BlaskoPeppy Pistons255
67Ryan WibleSnapple in my Big Gulp254
68Jim FergusonTeam Kanaan245
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72Tyler CartmellTDC Motorsports244
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74MiguelEcurie GT-REPORT.com242
75Greg IzziTeam Grizzlor240
76Lizzy WalshScottie's Girl239
77william harveytrackslayer237
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80jeff stanleypink13236
81Daniel GorunBandwidth Bandits235
82Vincent C GenoveseSlot Eight Racing233
84Rich GregorTeam Doughnuts232
85Mike ClineRahal Rules230
86Neil PThe Stickman's Racing Group229
87Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing228
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89Glenn LaneTeam Arizona227
90Jim MitchellIndy Power226
91Ken NethTeam Neth224
92Anthony ADRacing223
93Ron DrewniakGot Screwed With The Front Row Challenge222
94KP BTeam Buckley221
95Paul PalmieriIndyCar Serious213
96Tony AkensTeam Backmarkers208
97Candi JackmanJackman206
98Drew StormsBadStorms205
99Shawn MattoxRust-eze Racing199
 Brian Johnsonidahoindy199
101Greg Koesters lets go racing197
102mike jacksonmj53196
103LeesadeeYou Got Smoked194
105Jeff MallueChairburner Racing189
106Donna Jacksongogetem181
107Chris JockishOpen Wheeler180
108Jim Mteamindy176
109Andrew LoviscekAndyCar Series174
110Chad KincaidSearching for the next Tom Sneva170
111Chris WisemanHunt Wisely138
113ChrisBrooks Bashers113
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115Kent MuellerMueller Autosport76