• 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

  • 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 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

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • Now it's obvious we were too conservative, we should have just gone for it

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • Pounding down toward the yard of bricks...

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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 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 he thinks I'm not going to remember that, HE'S CRAZY!

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 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

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • 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

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

    Curt Cavin with a new twist on an old saying, GP of Baltimore 2013

  • I was a craft beer and a wallet chain away from being a hipster!

    James Hinchcliffe on beard growth, Tim and Sid's Plays of the Week, September 14th 2015

  • I keep getting asked by Europeans, drivers also, if racing around IMS was boring an' easy. I just want to shake my head and walk away.

    Connor Daly, June 6th 2013, via Twitter

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • 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

  • James Hinchcliffe on bumping at Indy, May 19th 2018

  • 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 arrived in Turn 1 and I was convinced that I was doing flat out, but the foot was not flat - it had its own life, it was not connected to my brain at that moment.

    Fernando Alonso on Turn 1 commitment at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • He said its the best team out there. If its the best team, he shouldn't have a problem.

    Chip Ganassi on whether he'd allow Jaun Pablo Montoya to test for Penske, Houston, October 2013

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

    Conor Daly on silly season rumours, Trackside, September 13th 2016

  • 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

  • I was frustrated since Motegi and wanted to prove a point. When you're in a competitive package, you can't let points slip. I can eat breakfast tomorrow morning now instead of stabbing my fork into the table.

    Dan Wheldon, Kansas 2007

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • I've never been so happy to be in last place.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

    Fernando Alonso after crashing in practice, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2019

  • 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

  • I never would've had my opportunity to race at Indy if it weren't for Tony George and the IRL.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • 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

  • 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

Standings after 16 events of the 2011 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotal
1 Phil Nation American Racing 2233
2 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 2190
3 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 2151
4 Michael Saltzman princess sparkle pony 2146
5 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2132
6 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2131
7 Tyler Cartmell TCMotorsports 2094
8 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2071
9 Bill Battle Red Racing 2063
10 Mike Alley Cat 2062
11 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 2055
John Wilson Wombat Racing 2055
13 Colin Zarzycki Pole Position II 2021
14 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2018
15 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2003
16 doug smelser gas city motorsport 1995
17 Bret E. Collins trickbag 1992
18 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 1991
19 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1988
20 d v smelser dvs motorsports 1983
21 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 1980
22 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 1975
23 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 1972
24 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 1970
25 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 1960
26 Michael Edradour Racing 1959
27 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 1950
28 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 1942
Donna Jackson gogetem 1942
30 Ben Deneweth Sweaty Gym Sock Motorsports 1940
31 DavidJPL Rockford Rocks 1939
32 Chad Ring AMR Racing 1936
33 Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 1915
34 Vanessa Ferguson Nessie's Racers 1909
35 Terry Waldrep oldtw8 1908
36 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 1906
37 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1898
38 Mark Fresher Fresh Racing 1895
Dale Gleitz Mallard 1895
40 Jessica Radloff IndySpeedRacer 1892
41 Bill Brash Bearcat Racing 1881
42 Jodi Southernbell 1878
43 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1874
44 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1873
45 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 1872
46 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 1860
47 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 1859
48 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 1858
49 Drew Team Dream 1855
50 Jim M teamindy 1853
51 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1829
52 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 1828
53 Barry Kershaw Launch Racing 1825
54 Ryan Spear TKDWRHRFAN 1824
Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 1824
56 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1811
57 Jason AndRome~Racing 1790
58 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 1789
59 Emily indygurl13 1777
60 Bob Tzucker TZ Racing 1775
61 Shawn Starkey 6thAveConcepts 1771
62 Dave Wilson cause of the yellow 1752
63 Gregg Hit With a Brick 1735
64 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 1731
65 Susan Hodge iamindy01 1695
66 Chelsea Sycamore Racing 1689
67 Rick Team Backmarker 1674
68 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 1668
69 Kris Klein Slumpbusters 1667
70 Pam Kirchgessner Team Indydog 1645
71 GREG KIRCHGESSNER INDY DOG RACING 1619
72 Jackers Big Buddy Racing 1601
73 Don dons ride buyers 1589
74 Scott Jackson Team Awesome 1562
75 Dan Guse dguse500 1523
76 Matt stoudt Go Go Marco 1438
77 Sammy Team Phillip Johnny Bob 1417
78 Paul 1372
79 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 1263
80 John Yates BeerGoggles 1236
81 Matt Brown texacostar05 1223
82 Chad Danica Patrick Racing 1188
83 Vannessa Waldrpe team waldrep 1187
84 Chris Thomas ChequeredFLAGZ 1169
85 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1089
86 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 1084
87 Devin Underwood Underworld Racing 1017
88 Steve Longbrake Team Bud 881
89 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 739
90 scott 722
91 Dave Fresher D-Fresh Racing 542
92 Doug Schiefelbein Rebel Racing 535
93 Mike Dario Bros. 487
94 Justin Griner IRLFan9 478
95 Charlie Painter Team Painter 415

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