• It's always sad to be out of a race but I'm happy that I walked away; it was a nasty, nasty crash.

    Tony Kanaan at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • I'm tired of being nice about it. The fact is, grip created by aerodynamic downforce is our enemy... At the moment, the downforce is so great that it masks the handling and hurts the racing

    Rick Mears on what's wrong with IndyCar, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I was going through there as hard as I could. It was for everything. It was for all the marbles.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

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

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

  • 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

  • That's the kind of incident that leaves skidmarks *inside* the cockpit!

    Tom Sneva

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

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

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

  • Will he get through? Where is he? Where is he? There he is!

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

  • Broke a glass at a restaurant. Apologize to the waiter, he looks at me, says "Accidents happen. YOU know what I mean!"

    James Hinchcliffe via Twitter, December 17th 2015

  • I prefer to be here, even 34th, then being at home like last year.

    Fernando Alonso on the Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 19th 2019

  • 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'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

  • 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 a little rough around the edges like him and I say what I feel, there's no B.S. and that's one of the things I've always admired about him.

    Paul Tracy on AJ Foyt, May 2009

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • Everyone wants to pick a fight with me. Whatever.

    Sage Karam on everyone wanting to pick a fight with him, IndyStar.com, August 3rd 2015

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

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I mean this guy can't even keep his lies straight. He's told so many in the last week, he's not sure what the truth is.

    Robin Miller on Kevin Kalkoven, February 2008

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 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 still have the passion to drive the hell out of it!

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

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

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

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

  • We're all back to square zero!

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

  • 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

  • It's great that it's one minute after six!

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

  • The Indy 500 was the defining stage of my career.

    Mario Andretti

  • 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 drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

  • 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'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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • 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

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

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

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

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, 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 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

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