• I can't control what size I am and how I'm built. All I know is the NBA doesn't lower the hoop for short guys.

    Danica Patrick, June 2005

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

    Rinus VeeKay on finishing 5th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

  • 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

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

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

  • 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

  • It takes a lot of guts to expose yourself in front of millions of people, in front of all the media, in front of all your peers. If somebody came to me and said, "Hey, you want to run Texas in an IRL car," I'd say, "Hell, no. I don't want to get embarrassed." She's doing that. I have a lot of respect for that.

    Jeff Burton on Danica Patrick, June 2010

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

  • I didn't leave. I was terminated.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I don't want to take a defeatist attitude here but it's going to be ugly. If IndyCar goes the domed skid route, we're going to be taking a knife to a gunfight.

    Sam Schmidt on Chevy's advantage with domed skids, Racer.com, April 7th 2016

  • As a past driver, I'd answer the phone if Roger or Chip called...

    Sarah Fisher on keeping Josef Newgarden in her team, Racer.com, August 3rd 2015

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

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • I can hardly believe it. Who would have thought it?!

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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 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'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 a new... track... record!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • They're creating a much bigger problem than the one they're trying to solve. And it's mind-boggling, absolutely mind-boggling, that they don't see it and that these discussions have even made it this far.

    James Hinchcliffe on INDYCAR mandating domed skids, Motorsport.com, April 5th 2016

  • 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

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

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • Everyone thinks that running in dirty air causes the front end to wash out, but actually it affects the whole car and you just can't follow someone close in fast or medium-speed corners since the aerokits came in.

    Will Power on aerokits, Motorsport.com, May 4th 2016

  • I promise you this: it isn't the last you've seen of me at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My last time there will not be a day when I'm walking out with my tail between my legs.

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • Do you still remember how to celebrate these things?!

    Tim Cindric on the radio to Will Power, Detroit, 5th June 2016

  • 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

  • Why do you think there are so many skid marks? It's not because it's a lovely corner.

    John Andretti, Indy 2010

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

    Dan Wheldon

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

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • 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

  • 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

  • If I ever pit with her again, I'm not racing for this team anymore - ever!

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • F1 is for sissies, this is proper racing, you can quote me on that!

    Dan Wheldon

  • We're all back to square zero!

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

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 Face Covering 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