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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • 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 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

  • From now on, Scheckter, when used as a verb, means, "To steal one's wireless internet access."

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

  • I remember the first year I raced here, I took pictures of the entrance. I was taking pictures. I hoped one day to race here in May.

    Fernando Alonso on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

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

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

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

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Patience is a virtue... and someone wasn't very virtuous today.

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • It's a new... track... record!

    Tom Carnegie

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • This track, believe it or not, has done worse to me in the past, and we came back swinging.

    James Hinchcliffe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bump Day, May 19th 2018

  • 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

  • The minute he got in front of me, he slowed down half-a-second a lap because he knows I'm fighting him for the championship and he was out of the race. It's probably the most unsportsmanlike thing I've ever seen on the racetrack, apart from shunting someone into a wall.

    Wade Cunningham on Sebastien Saavedra, Iowa 2009

  • 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

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • Who is the buff guy in blue with the big #Schnozolla?

    Chip Ganassi on Tony Kanaan's Family Feud appearance, via Twitter, July 26th 2016

  • Finishing in the Top-10 here was because of nutrition.

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

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

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

  • Now they've got competition and they are not talking about winning. I feel like they want to sit around and hold hands and sing. I want to win.

    Chip Ganassi on Honda, St Petersberg, March 23rd 2013

  • 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

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

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

  • 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'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

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 Face Covering 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