• 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

  • The Indy 500 is one of the greatest events in the sport. Drivers all over the world know this. I belong there. Because I'm a racer.

    Fernando Alonso on The Indy 500, The Players Tribune, May 18th 2017

  • 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

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • 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

  • Some people strap on their helmet and lose their brains.

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • Cheever had a problem with my dad, he had a problem with me, and now he's taking it out on Marco.

    Michael Andretti, Watkins Glen 2006

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I lifted a little, but I didn't touch the brake.

    Will Power on the art of restarting, St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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'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

  • 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

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • Obviously we always see the good days, but Gil de Ferran told me if you can have a bad day and nobody notices, that's how you do a really good job - and that's how you win a championship.

    Simon Pagenaud on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

  • 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 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

  • 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'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

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

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • I'm a moving chicane out here!

    Juan Pablo Montoya, lap 42 at St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • What a day. This place is magical. It is still the 'beginning of the season' for me but everything is starting to fall into place. This is the best month of May, ever.

    Helio Castroneves after winning the Indy 500, May 2009

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 2010

  • The Indy 500 is the biggest race in the world. I don't think it's even debatable. It is.

    Dan Wheldon

  • I didn't leave. I was terminated.

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

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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • I kind of have half an idea of what it means to win this race now. I couldn't be happier.

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st 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

  • It's a new... track... record!

    Tom Carnegie

  • We're all back to square zero!

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

  • 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 felt way better than I ever thought it was going to feel!

    Ed Carpenter on finally winning his first race, Kansas, October 2011

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 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

  • If you run around in the back with the squirrels, you're bound to get your nuts cracked.

    PJ Chesson

  • 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 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston

PosPlayerTeamPoints
1Larry KellerRahal's Racerz293
2Stanley BassJPM for the next win284
 Doug S85-95 Indy Rules284
4IndyCar FanZoneICFZ Test Team278
5Rob McMahonTeam Green and Gold269
6Allen BujakWar Eagle Racing268
7jamescrash bandicoots267
 Daniel Mansell Racing267
9Dave RammelDoodles Racing262
 Brian MAccident Prone262
11jeffh2oski261
12jeff stanleypink13257
 MiguelEcurie GT-REPORT.com257
 KP BTeam Buckley257
 Vincent C GenoveseSlot 8 Racing257
16Jim CockrallOld Fart256
 Tyler CartmellTDC Motorsports256
18Scott BartonIndy500Fan255
19Nathan Ringhamjack hewitt's mustache252
 Ben Andel Chairburner Racing252
21Tyler Woodwoody17x winners251
 Michael MisterkaGoCanadaRacing #33251
 Peter hillPeter hill 251
24Bryan BeUgly American Racing248
25Stevenracingesteban247
 LeesadeeYou Got Smoked247
27Paul PalmieriIndyCar Serious246
28Tom DeHavenP1 Chase245
29Tim Kirtleyno.1 jeep244
30Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports243
 Matt CallahanOilCanCallahan243
32Mike BrooksJPM or bust242
 WalentyDemoManWalenty#14242
34Nathan PriestOpen Wheel 4 Real240
 Daniel GorunBandwidth Bandits240
36Melissa BarramedaBignumber4239
 JamesonBad Grasshopper Racing239
38RyanEmpty Cooler238
 Mike GBoilerbird Racing238
40Madix Johnson3M Autosport237
 Jay BreslawskiMonarch LT Racing237
42Maryln E.MissIndy236
 Joseph GallagherTeam Helio236
 Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing236
45DarthDarth Airbox233
 Mitch RobinsonMotorsports by Mitch233
 TimTim's Brickyard Bombers233
 Tony AkensTeam Backmarkers233
 Dale GleitzMallard233
50Jonathan CloseLemming51 Enterprises232
51kerry breslinnz racers (who said kiwis can't fly)231
 Doreen 231
53Steve MenteGoggles_Paisano230
 patrick gardnerVegas Wildcats230
 Randy HolbrookFordGT40230
56Jennifer CaldwellSeven Promotions229
 Chris WisemanHunt Wisely229
58Drew StormsBadStorms228
59DP2018 Champ227
 Alan LosureRebel Racing227
 MichaelRick Mears Head227
 Andrew MillerA.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve227
63TonyAWL Racing226
64Patrick MooreBrundle 225
65Ken NethTeam Neth224
 Gordon MartinezSwedishRookieBalls224
 L.A. Hewitt-RubleElectricPandaBoogaloo224
 Derek WaldrepOne of Thirty-Three 224
69Tom EarleIndyHP223
70Michel BrooksJPM or Bust!222
 Hunter GunnellHG Racing222
72bob jarmulaUpsidedown220
73Don CaldwellTravelodge Special #44219
 JohnRacer X219
 GeoffDisappointed219
76Tom H.Coyotes218
 John CunninghamPenske15218
 alexab108218
79Rod StrayerHoosier Racing Team217
80Andrew RinghamSpicy Cheese Sausage216
81Chad EberlyBulldog Racing215
 MattTurbo Racing215
83KymKymopolis214
 Jim YatesWildcat214
 HitokiriHasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing214
86Don WalkerFlying Diamond Racing213
 Rob FoxxFoxx Indy Racing Enterprises213
 Greg Koesters lets go racing213
 Darrell CoxRum Runner213
 Bill Battle Red Racing213
 Tim JonesMidway Monster213
92Sean BrennanSmashers211
 Barry Kershaw Launch Racing211
94David LaubySeeYa210
 Judy Laubysome beach210
96Cruncher C. Block III 🏁uH-oH! Not another champion with the last name Blasko?! No, not happening this time 🏆 209
 TrixieDennit Racing209
98Joey NewgardenRacer OT208
99Tim Kirtleyno.1 jeep207
 Neil PThe Stickman's Racing Group207
101Jody KaramSageFan206
 Shawn MattoxRust-eze Racing206
 Greg IzziTeam Grizzlor206
 BobBeastdaddy's Crew206
105Dan500skipday205
 Tim ReaganPerfect Circle Racing205
107StephanieWindy City Quackers204
108Jeff MallueChairburner Racing203
 Steve whitingGranatelli203
 Ron StanleyDawg Fan203
 Chad RingAMR Racing203
 John LivengoodLive 'N' Good Racing203
 Sheila BlaskoPeppy Pistons203
 Gary Evansnrracing203
 Ross WaittTeam Field203
 Mark WyldmanMarkoWild203
 Mike Hess Jr.Granite Racing203
118Allen WedgeRide Buyers202
 Ryan WibleSnapple in my Big Gulp202
 Joe MendiolaPM Motorsports202
121JeremyRight Rear Gone201
 Ron DrewniakGot Screwed With The Front Row Challenge201
123RandallJPM2200
 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing200
125DeniseNeed4speed198
 Donna Jacksongogetem198
 Adam EvartsEvarts Motorsports198
128Aaron WeissTeam Never Nudes197
129Alex BurtonInvisiteam196
130John WilsonWombat Racing195
131Ryan LangCT Indy Racing194
 Ben SmithFacta Nonverba Racing194
133Andrewagn727193
 Paul193
135Mike CockrallTeam Canada192
136Adam W.Team IndyWahoo6191
 Chad KincaidSearching for the next Tom Sneva191
 Kurt St. AngeloCircus Maximus191
 Luke LaBonteDamnHippieMotorsports191
140Mike MurphyMurphysLawl190
 Christopher MeyerRose-Hulman Racing190
 Andrew WoodFast Woody190
143Allen BujakWar Eagle Racing188
 Brandon Ballschmiede1stDirection188
145Chris RammelCrusher Racing187
146Jim Mteamindy186
 Shayla RammelTeamRammel186
 Brett M. WaldrepWaldrep Motorsports186
149LisabethLEB racing185
150Jim MitchellIndy Power184
151Jeff JacksonTeamJJ183
152RyanWilly T182
 Mike ClineRahal Rules182
154Joe Hahnwjhracing181
155Jim BlaskoLightning Blackie179
 Andy MillerSquadra Speedgeek179
 Dave BulebushBbush Racing South179
158JoeSactown Indy Fan178
 Phil NationAmerican Racing178
160Mark FresherFresh Racing176
161Ryan ShortTurn 3 for life175
162Ben DenewethSweaty Gym Sock Motorsports174
163Brad GravesLawnbandits173
 ChrisBrooks Bashers173
165MikeAlley Cat172
166JoJacers170
167Nick KCarters Starters168
 John WTeam Stinger168
169Jim FergusonTeam Kanaan166
170John YIndy500orbust161
 Andrew LoviscekAndyCar Series161
172Matt GTeam Name160
173Vincent C GenoveseSlot Eight Racing157
174Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony156
175Miles PattersonMach GoGoGo155
 JessicaKnow Effin Kloo155
177Lizzy WalshScottie's Girl152
178william harveytrackslayer149
179Jonathan Bell#MorePower12147
180CliffAlberta146
 Dan Gusedguse500146
182Bill KnothThe unblinking eye144
183Rich GregorTeam Doughnuts140
184Anthony ADRacing138
185Kent MuellerMueller Autosport137
186JackJohnson spears130
 Brian Johnsonidahoindy130
188Glenn LaneTeam Arizona104
189JGrinerLionheartNeverForget95
190Frederick HurleyBig Green Motorsports89
191jakelowsschampcarrules58