• My picture isn't everywhere, but people recognize me. I'm telling you, it's the nose.

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • When you've driven it for a day, you're going to feel naked without it.

    Will Power on testing the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

  • 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

  • The only reason I'm wearin' it is so I didn't leave it in no hotel nowhere!

    A.J. Foyt on his Indy 500 winner's ring, Detroit, June 3rd 2016

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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'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

  • 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 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

  • Whoever has got the big balls is going to go fast!

    Helio Castroneves

  • Good morning from the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I can't believe I'm here. It's so cool!

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

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

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

  • If we're not racing hard, we're not racing.

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Racing IndyCars at Richmond is like flying fighter jets in a gymnasium.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • If they want to be on the front page of USA Today, they can be my guest. If I ever want attention, I'm just going to get out of the car and beat the hell out of somebody.

    Tony Kanaan on Dan and Danica, Milwaukee 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

  • 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

  • I just can't wait to get back in the car. I wonder if I'm still any good.

    Will Power on the long off season, St Petersburg, March 21st 2013

  • This is just an excellent race and to be a part of the history, I'm really grateful for that.

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

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

  • 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

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • I just kept focused, focused, focused, all day long, getting every corner perfect.

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

Standings after 15 events of the 2012 Season

PosPlayerTeamTotal
1 doug smelser gas city motorsport 2021
2 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2016
3 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 2015
4 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 2001
5 Ben Deneweth Sweaty Gym Sock Motorsports 1985
6 Colin Zarzycki Pole Position II 1979
7 Barry Kershaw Launch Racing 1958
8 Tom H. Coyotes 1948
9 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1933
10 Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 1929
11 Dale Gleitz Mallard 1922
12 Phil Nation American Racing 1905
13 Bill Battle Red Racing 1876
14 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1863
15 Kyle Wilber Formula Extreme Grand Prix 1861
16 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 1858
17 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 1855
18 Jim M teamindy 1854
19 Craig Huffman Dirt Track Racer 1853
20 Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 1849
21 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 1846
22 d v smelser dvs motorsports 1833
23 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 1829
24 John Wilson Wombat Racing 1815
25 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 1802
26 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 1790
27 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 1788
Darrell Cox Rum Runner 1788
29 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 1777
30 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 1775
31 Terry Waldrep oldtw8 1773
Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 1773
33 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 1764
Nathan Johnson FirstOnRaceDay 1764
35 Shanelle M. Phish Racing 1762
36 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 1758
37 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 1754
Mike Alley Cat 1754
39 James duncan Flying weldons 1743
40 Jon Piazza InCarZo 1742
41 Chad Danica Patrick Racing 1736
42 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1735
43 Donna Jackson gogetem 1725
44 Don dons ride buyers 1723
45 Jim Mitchell Indy Power 1719
46 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 1714
47 Bill Knoth Wild Bill Express 1713
48 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 1710
49 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 1709
50 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 1701
51 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 1694
52 Dan Guse dguse500 1690
Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 1690
54 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 1662
55 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 1649
56 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 1619
57 Stacy Faller Checkered Flag Chick 1615
58 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 1586
59 Josh M KanaanFan11 1574
60 Gregg Hit With a Brick 1528
Greg Koesters lets go racing 1528
62 Nick K Carters Starters 1506
63 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 1482
64 Emily indygurl13 1475
65 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 1471
66 Mark Fresher Fresh Racing 1468
67 Sean Brennan Smashers 1456
68 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 1455
69 Hunter Gunnell HG Racing 1450
70 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1448
71 Justin Griner IRLFan9 1445
72 Kevin Gardner Smakificator International 1434
73 Drew Team Dream 1401
74 Bill Brash Bearcat Racing 1396
75 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 1387
76 Sammy Team Phillip Johnny Bob 1364
77 Brendan Dumples Motorsports 1362
78 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1355
79 Kyle Rudolph Team Rudy 1340
80 Bob Tzucker TZ Racing 1332
81 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz 1330
82 Mike Danks IRloyal Fantasy Racing LLP 1289
83 Jason AndRome~Racing 1286
84 JIM SLEETH TEO FABI SKOAL BANDIT RACING 1285
85 Rick Team Backmarker 1283
86 Will Barada BaracudaRacing 1281
87 Jeff Harper Slow Turtles 1274
88 Brian Eat My Bumpers 1271
89 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1246
90 Michael A. Kiefer Leaders and Legends 1245
91 Darth Darth Airbox 1243
92 Pam Kirchgessner Team Indydog 1242
93 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1239
94 Vanessa Ferguson Nessie's Racers 1231
95 Chelsea Sycamore Racing 1228
96 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 1196
97 Dawn Smith 1181
98 Camilo Buckethead Soobl Racing 1176
99 Susan Hodge iamindy01 1169
100 Chad Ring AMR Racing 1160
101 Jessica Radloff IndySpeedRacer 1145
102 Chris Jones Indy-100 years 1141
103 Brad Koesters Penske is a Pussy 1103
104 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 1083
105 scott 1073
GREG KIRCHGESSNER INDY DOG RACING 1073
107 Matt Brown texacostar05 1044
108 Michael Saltzman princess sparkle pony 1033
109 Paul 1013
110 Jodi Southernbell 1011
111 Jackers Big Buddy Racing 991
112 Scott Jackson Team Awesome 977
113 Dave Wilson cause of the yellow 939
114 Matt stoudt Go Go Marco 919
115 casey TheStags 908
116 anthony abbott Blue Steel 886
117 John Yates BeerGoggles 785
118 Vannessa Waldrpe team waldrep 731
119 Tom Abbott Wide Open 642
120 Steven racingesteban 620
121 Eric Rynerson NoDoorsNoDales Motorsports 548
122 Devin Underwood Underworld Racing 545
123 Kris Klein Slumpbusters 505
124 DavidJPL Rockford Rocks 493
125 Ty Abbott tank87 480
126 bailey abbott MasterBeef 466
127 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 459
128 Chris Jones Jones Racing 419
129 matt abbott pedal to the mrdal 418
130 Brent Turn left 405
131 Camilo NSB 319
132 Ryan Spear TKDWRHRFAN 301
133 Tim Abbott Particles 276
134 marco dimercurio marco424 275
135 Chad Koesters Dawg's Crew 257
136 Diana Abbott FunnyFace 156
Bret E. Collins trickbag 156
138 Neil Hoosier Speed Sport 124