• 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

  • The things that play on your mind the most are the ones that just got away.

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • You don't get too many times like that at the Indy 500 where you're out there and you have a chance to win the race right in front of everybody on the last lap.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • 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 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

  • He's grounded.

    Bryan Herta to Marco Andretti on Colton Herta knocking Marco out of P1 in final practice, Long Beach, April 14th 2019

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • If we're racing on Superspeedways with catch fencing, I fear we're just playing the odds until we have something protecting our heads. It’s a scary thing to say.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on canopies, Racer Magazine, 15 September 2014

  • Hope you're all snug in your beds, while Indycars dance in your head...

    Simon Pagenaud on insomnia, Twitter, 4:31 AM, July 23rd 2019

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • I told him I'd follow him anywhere he went, as long as it was on the racetrack.

    Sam Hornish Jr on Tomas Scheckter, Texas 2005

  • 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

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • 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

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

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

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

  • Sometimes you're the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug. And sometimes you have an air gun failure.

    Simon Pagenaud on equipment issues, St Petersburg, March 11th 2018

  • There's fathers out there. There's husbands. There's brothers, sisters. It's something that absolutely we think about. We hope for the best with it.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on the dangers of racing an IndyCar, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • "Many people always ask me why I sign off 'Until we meet again.' Because goodbye is so final. Goodbye, Dan Wheldon."

    Marty Reid, Las Vegas, October 16th 2011

  • ...if everyone agrees on a spec kit, IndyCar needs to really use the chance to get something that looks good, doesn't have all this winglet crap stuck all over it, and doesn't create all this dirty air.

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

  • This is a huge day for the IndyCar Series and for our sport as a whole, for sure.

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • It's a new... track... record!

    Tom Carnegie

  • The toughest people out there passing me are my teammates, and I don't get that. I think three of the four of us get what the camaraderie of Andretti Green Racing is.

    Marco Andretti on an unidentified teammate after Milwaukee 2009

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • Howard and me set the first and third fastest times of the day, and we both got beaten to grid slot 33 by a kid in Methodist Hospital with a smoking wreck of a car. The magic of Indy, huh?

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • 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 get one more opportunity to head into the defining racing venue of my career with a single, achievable goal: Win.

    Danica Patrick on her final Indy 500, The Players' Tribune, May 15th 2018

  • I think the IRL has been poised for a long time to be discovered by a lot of people.

    Chip Ganassi

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • It's like a reunion to come back here every May. I've never retired. I always say, "I'm not done yet."

    Parnelli Jones, Indy 2007

  • I kind of have half an idea of what it means to win this race now. I couldn't be happier.

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • ...one of the things that has always been wrong with that theory that NASCAR is the enemy... and they are... is because the people at NASCAR need to protect NASCAR.

    Curt Cavin on Trackside, May 13th 2010

  • Winning is always a great feeling, but winning at your home track, a place that you grew up at and a place that helped you fall in love with the sport of IndyCar racing... this is priceless.

    Graham Rahal on winning at Mid-Ohio, Instagram, August 3rd 2015

  • 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

  • Again, I was scared to death. I had zero grip, and I was lifting at the start/finish line going into one. It's embarrassing.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 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

  • I need a nap now.

    Colton Herta on winning his first IndyCar race, COTA, 24th March 2019

  • 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

  • It's a Top-10 but after finishing here fifth last year nothing less than that would really be satisfying because you always want more.

    Ed Carpenter after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

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

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

  • You need to learn how to f***ing count.

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

Standings after 17 events of the 2013 Season

1 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2707
2 John Y Indy500orbust 2645
3 John Racer X 2600
4 Ron Stanley Dawg Fan 2585
5 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2565
6 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 2559
7 Doug S 85-95 Indy Rules 2545
8 Don Walker Flying Diamond Racing 2544
9 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2542
10 Michel Brooks JPM or Bust! 2538
11 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2512
12 Gary Evans nrracing 2509
13 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 2505
14 Phil Nation American Racing 2502
15 Denise Need4speed 2496
16 Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2493
17 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 2489
18 Ben Deneweth Sweaty Face Covering Motorsports 2478
19 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2458
Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2458
21 Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 2456
22 Don Caldwell Travelodge Special #44 2438
23 Daniel Gorun Bandwidth Bandits 2436
24 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2433
25 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2432
26 Drew Storms BadStorms 2429
27 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 2425
Tim Tim's Brickyard Bombers 2425
29 Jennifer Caldwell Seven Promotions 2420
Cruncher C. Block III πŸ—ΏπŸ† 1981 Interscope Spcl. #25🏎 2420
31 william harvey trackslayer 2416
32 Andrew agn727 2413
33 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 2403
34 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 2402
35 Tony Akens Team Backmarkers 2397
36 Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 2395
37 Chad Ring AMR Racing 2391
38 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 2385
39 Madix Johnson 3M Autosport 2383
40 KP B Team Buckley 2382
41 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2380
Bill Battle Red Racing 2380
43 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 2373
44 Jameson Bad Grasshopper Racing 2371
45 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 2370
46 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 2368
47 Donna Jackson gogetem 2367
48 Jim Yates Wildcat 2366
49 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 2360
50 jeff stanley pink13 2354
51 Trixie Dennit Racing 2341
Christopher Meyer Rose-Hulman Racing 2341
53 Mike Cline Rahal Rules 2339
54 Glenn Lane Team Arizona 2337
55 Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 2336
56 Jim M teamindy 2333
57 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 2325
58 Tim Reagan Perfect Circle Racing 2324
59 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2305
60 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2303
Mike G Boilerbird Racing 2303
62 John Wilson Wombat Racing 2301
63 Tim Jones Midway Monster 2297
Brian Johnson idahoindy 2297
65 Tony AWL Racing 2292
66 Tyler Cartmell TDC Motorsports 2290
Jim Mitchell Indy Power 2290
68 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2288
69 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 2287
70 Greg Koesters lets go racing 2285
71 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 2279
72 Vincent C Genovese Slot Eight Racing 2269
73 jakelowss champcarrules 2265
74 Cliff Alberta 2263
75 Andrew Inferno 2262
76 Nick K Carters Starters 2257
77 Lizzy Walsh Scottie's Girl 2256
78 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 2255
79 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 2253
80 Kym Kymopolis 2251
81 Jeremy Right Rear Gone 2247
82 Ryan Empty Cooler 2238
83 Ryan Wible Snapple in my Big Gulp 2231
84 jeff h2oski 2227
85 Barry Kershaw Launch Racing 2222
86 Chris Wiseman Hunt Wisely 2211
87 Anthony ADRacing 2201
88 Larry Keller Rahal's Racerz 2197
89 Dan Guse dguse500 2189
Steven racingesteban 2189
91 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing 2182
92 Jeff Mallue Chairburner Racing 2181
93 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2173
94 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2155
95 John Cunningham Penske15 2150
96 bob jarmula Upsidedown 2138
97 Tom H. Coyotes 2089
98 Greg Izzi Team Grizzlor 2083
99 John W Team Stinger 2082
100 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2077
101 Candi Jackman Jackman 2076
102 Ken Neth Team Neth 2068
103 Rich Gregor Team Doughnuts 2064
104 Joe Sactown Indy Fan 2063
105 Leesadee You Got Smoked 2052
106 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2028
Andrew Loviscek AndyCar Series 2028
108 Mike Hess Jr. Granite Racing 2016
109 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1993
110 Mike Alley Cat 1986
Jack Johnson spears 1986
112 Roger PBSWM Racing 1984
113 Walenty DemoManWalenty#14 1959
114 paul miller lil helios 1950
115 Dan 500skipday 1914
116 Kent Mueller Mueller Autosport 1893
117 Jo Jacers 1888
118 James Chairburner Racing 1857
119 Randy Holbrook FordGT40 1843
120 Chris Brooks Bashers 1841
121 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 1835
122 Sean Brennan Smashers 1830
123 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1818
124 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 1743
125 Daniel Mansell Racing 1723
126 shauna miller lil chubs 1681
127 alex ab108 1534
128 Dawn Smith 1507
129 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1316
130 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz 1308
131 Michael Mason Yak Racing LLC. 1289
132 Jeremy Keller Draggin' Racing 1281
133 Jordan Kettle 1277
134 Brad Koesters Penske is a Pussy 1275
135 Brian Ajfan14 1272
136 Tracy Perry Perry Boiler Racing 1269
137 Rusty Greene OpenWheelMadness 1248
138 Tony Artamas 1231
Jeff Leavell Scuderia Owls Nest 1231
140 Brad Graves Lawnbandits 1211
141 Chris Jockish Open Wheeler 1208
142 Adam W. Team IndyWahoo6 1190
143 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 1188
Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony 1188
145 Hitokiri Team Gatorade Hitokiri 1183
146 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 1176
147 Brandon Terrell Funnyman6869 1174
148 Nicholas Gesell TheSpeedwayGay 1153
149 Lynn Busby Zoomin Lili 1145
150 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 1144
151 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1136
152 Kenneth Petrusky RoadCourseWarriors 1128
153 Chris Rammel Crusher Racing 1125
Whit Stop Breakin Down 1125
155 Alex Westgerdes AJ West Racing 1101
156 mike jackson mj53 1098
157 Susan Yates dixonistheman 1086
158 Dan Kincaid Dan Kincaid 1082
159 Alex Wanee Wahknee 1075
160 matt cahill team camaro 1057
161 Stacy Faller Checkered Flag Chick 1043
162 Justin IRLFan9 1040
163 Cristian Perton Team Perton 1022
164 Joe Waskom Waskom Racing 1021
165 Eric Pruneda PUSHED TO PASS 998
166 Shanelle M. Phish Racing 996
167 Rob Leavell SKillet Enterprises 966
168 Todd Yard of Bricks 909
169 Gretchen Go Simona Go 894
170 Farid Challenger 1970 704
171 Paul Palmieri IndyCar Serious 662
172 Steven Dale SloNoMo 633
173 Mike Davis Pole Sitters 576
174 Kevin Byrd Buckeye Racing 569
175 Mark WeeDrams 490
176 Todd Telford Born to Blip 460
177 Bill Knoth Wild Bill Express 382
178 Adam Ritchie Ritchie's Racers 371
179 pj hess Indy-Ana Jone5 249
180 Lucas Oseland Flying Goat Racing 245
181 chuck crosby snake pit racing 237
182 James duncan Gov't Mule 228
183 Chris r. Reber Racecar 213
184 Michael Marinelli Dally Wackers 159
185 Joey Kardelis Nazspeedway 138
186 Tony Mente I've Got a Hinch 132
187 jackson Jackson lee motorsports 128
188 Richard Teambigcat 117
189 Dan Power the movie Driven 112
190 John Yates BeerGoggles 88