• 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

  • When you go home and you're slow, there's nothing you can do. But when you go home under these conditions it's kind of tough.

    Alex Tagliani, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • If he wins this race with what he has to work with, they ought to name this place after him.

    John Barnes on Sam Hornish Jr, indy 2003

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

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • I can tell you one thing, with 50 to go, I thought we were going to go home and close our tent.

    Roger Penske, Indy 2006

  • It was so scary for me. I don't know what else to say. I don't know what happened but it felt like my front and rear wings were upside down.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • 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

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 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

  • 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

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NASCAR has nothing on us. Look at the crowd at Indy – that's three Daytona 500s all in one place.

    Graham Rahal on the Indianapolis 500, Racer.com, June 4th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • Having a pulse should make you want to attend the 500.

    James Hinchcliffe on what should make you want to attend the 500, via Twitter, April 2012

  • 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 wish Beaux Barfield was officiating when I was driving - I'd have gotten a lot less penalties!

    Paul Tracy on lax penalties for avoidable contact, Long Beach 2014

  • It was a very good test in terms of outright speed, but I did destroy a car the first day.

    Dan Wheldon, Homestead test 2007

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • We're all back to square zero!

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Rick Mears is a great race car driver. Hopefully I have plenty of years to try to earn his respect again.

    Tony Kanaan, Detroit 2007

  • 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

  • Well, the elephant in the room is the aero kits.

    Marco Andretti on why the Honda teams were struggling, Barber, April 27th 2015

  • 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

  • If someone said choose one race to win, just one, and that was the only race you ever got to win, it would be the Indy 500.

    Jack Harvey on the Indianapolis 500, indianapolismotorspeedway.com, February 21st 2019

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

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

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • 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

  • 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

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

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


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1Nathan JohnsonFirstOnRaceDay171
2Sheila BlaskoPeppy Pistons170
3Kurt St. AngeloCircus Maximus169
4Kenneth RamirezTeam Pongo168
5John BlaskoSpeed Master II166
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7Christopher R. JenkinsJenkmonster164
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10Michael MisterkaGoCanadaRacing #33159
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12jim stringfellowRace Riot157
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14Patrick MooreBrundle 154
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17kim kennydouble yellow racing150
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19Gary Evansnrracing148
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21Pat WottonIndyCarlin147
22MichaelRick Mears Head146
23Dale GleitzMallard145
24Tim Kirtleyno.1 jeep144
25Shayla RammelTeamRammel142
26ChadDanica Patrick Racing140
28Patrick NolanPN Racewerks 139
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31Jay BreslawskiMonarch LT Racing138
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37Andrew WoodFast Woody135
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39Tom H.Coyotes133
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43Tom DeHavenP1 Chase130
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45JackJohnson spears129
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48Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony127
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51HitokiriHasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing125
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 Jim FergusonTeam Kanaan125
54Doug S85-95 Indy Rules123
 Don CaldwellTravelodge Special #44123
 RyanWilly T123
57Nathan LosureWho Dat Racing122
 Dave HoffRoad Dawgs122
59Brad GravesLawnbandits120
 Tom EarleIndyHP120
61Drew StormsBadStorms119
62Alan LosureRebel Racing118
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66Mike Hess Jr.Granite Racing115
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71Ryan LangCT Indy Racing113
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80Michel BrooksZzzzz's112
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82Donna Jacksongogetem111
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86Allen WedgeRide Buyers109
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91JessicaKnow Effin Kloo107
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 Tim ReaganPerfect Circle Racing107
96JohnRacer X106
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99Neil PThe Stickman's Racing Group105
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102Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz104
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106Larry KellerRahal's Racerz102
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 MikeAlley Cat99
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121Daniel GorunBandwidth Bandits98
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 Jonathan CloseLemming51 Enterprises98
124Dave RammelDoodles Racing97
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 Dan Gusedguse50097
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128Mike MurphyMurphysLawl96
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135John YIndy500orbust94
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137Jeff JacksonTeamJJ93
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146Greg Koesters lets go racing91
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151Tyler CartmellTDC Motorsports90
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153Glenn LaneTeam Arizona89
 James duncanGov't Mule89
155Andrew LoviscekAndyCar Series87
156Luke LaBonteDamnHippieMotorsports85
157Steve MenteGoggles_Paisano84
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160Paul PalmieriIndyCar Serious83
161Jonathan Bell#MorePower1280
162Andrew MillerA.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve79
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 John WTeam Stinger79
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 Nelson UCheeze-It Autosport79
167Allen BujakWar Eagle Racing78
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169Aaron WeissTeam Never Nudes76
170Mike ClineRahal Rules75
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173Don WalkerFlying Diamond Racing74
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175MiguelEcurie GT-REPORT.com73
176Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing72
178DP2018 Champ66
179JamesChairburner Racing 64
180Mike BrooksJPM or bust62
181Kent MuellerMueller Autosport59
182Miles PattersonMach GoGoGo55
183Rich GregorTeam Doughnuts52
185Frederick HurleyBig Green Motorsports45
186Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports41
187Doreen 29