• 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

  • Back then there were 50-75 cars just trying to make the field. And they were the best drivers in the world. I remember thinking; I can’t believe this. I can't believe I got a spot.

    A.J. Foyt on qualifying for his first Indianapolis 500 mile race

  • 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've never been so happy to be in last place.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • When you tug at a guy in the pit lane, I think that is taking advantage of your gender, because it puts me in an awkward position.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

  • You know, bison do seem like some very American animals.

    Conor Daly on Bison, IndyCar.com March 23rd 2021

  • It's a great feeling. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • That's a cool shot of the glowing brake disc!

    Colton Herta watching a replay of his pass on Rossi, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 3rd October 2020

  • 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 great that it's one minute after six!

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • We'll be fine. I'll take them to Six Flags tomorrow and we'll all be fine.

    Tony Kanaan on Marco & Danica, June 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • 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

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • I bet you'd love to drive one, you just wouldn't want to crash one!

    Charlie Kimball to Dale Jr. via Twitter, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • She probably does not know what that is, so I can say I'm going to Las Vegas to play poker and she'll think it's something like that!

    Fernando Alonso on what his mother would think about the Indy 500, motor.as.com, April 20th 2016

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • You don't gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • There comes a time in a race where money doesn't matter, living doesn't matter. Winning is the only thing that matters, and so when you go into those corners, it's winning that tells all.

    Al Unser Jr.

  • 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

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • For a moment, all is right with the world - Danica Patrick is leading the Indianapolis 500.

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • 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

  • 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

  • We're all back to square zero!

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

  • 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

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

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

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

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

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

  • I still have the passion to drive the hell out of it!

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 2005

  • 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

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • 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

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

    John Andretti, Indy 2010

  • 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

Standings after 16 events of the 2016 Season

1 KP B Team Buckley 2821
2 Alan Losure Rebel Racing 2715
3 Sheila Blasko Peppy Pistons 2693
4 Mark Wyldman MarkoWild 2691
5 John Blasko Speed Master II 2661
John Racer X 2661
7 Maryln E. MizzIndy 2631
8 Brad Allen Umphreaker49 2620
9 Jim Blasko Lightning Blackie 2609
10 Dale Gleitz Mallard 2566
11 Rob Foxx Foxx Indy Racing Enterprises 2564
Nathan Losure Who Dat Racing 2564
13 Farid Challenger 1970 2548
14 Barry Shield Plus Racing 2527
15 Trixie Dennit Racing 2526
16 Gary Evans nrracing 2506
17 Don Walker Flying Diamond Racing 2504
18 Andrew Wood Fast Woody 2502
19 Patrick Moore Brundle 2498
Ben Deneweth Sweaty Face Covering Motorsports 2498
21 Mike Cline Rahal Rules 2485
22 Melissa Barrameda Bignumber4 2480
23 Cruncher C. Block III Simona...will win the Indy 500......besides, she's in a Penske. 2478
24 Steve Mente Goggles_Paisano 2457
25 Michael Misterka GoCanadaRacing #33 2455
26 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 2446
27 Vincent C Genovese Slot 8 Racing 2442
28 Nick organic Newgarden 2438
29 Jim Ferguson Team Kanaan 2433
30 Kurt St. Angelo The Yellow Shirts 2429
31 Tom DeHaven P1 Chase 2421
32 Mike Alley Cat 2418
33 craig stringfellow JimmyHollywood 2415
34 L.A. Hewitt-Ruble ClutchXCoast 2412
35 Bill Knoth The unblinking eye 2410
36 William Wilson G2 RACING CAR NO#306 2405
37 Kym Kymopolis 2404
38 Phil Nation American Racing 2402
39 James duncan Gov't Mule 2396
40 Scott Barton Indy500Fan 2393
41 Joseph Gallagher Team Helio 2391
42 Mike Murphy MurphysLawl 2382
43 Denise Need4speed 2376
44 Leesadee You Got Smoked 2373
45 Hitokiri Hasbro/Takara Hitokiri Racing 2371
46 Neil P The Stickman's Racing Group 2370
47 Andy Miller Squadra Speedgeek 2369
48 Mike Cockrall Team Canada 2367
jeff h2oski 2367
50 Dave Rammel Doodles Racing 2360
51 alex ab108 2358
52 jim stringfellow Race Riot 2357
53 Larry Keller Rahal's Racerz 2340
54 Parker Allen Digitized racers 2335
55 Walenty DemoManWalenty#14 2332
56 George Booth LVGEO 2330
57 Ron Drewniak Black Flag 2327
58 Lisabeth LEB racing 2326
59 Andrew Miller A.J. Foyt's PopOff Valve 2317
60 Bill Battle Red Racing 2312
61 kerry breslin nz racers (who said kiwis can't fly) 2308
62 Ben Smith Facta Nonverba Racing 2292
63 Gordon Martinez A French Jimmie w/ Kiwi Chaser 2279
64 Andrew agn727 2278
65 Jay Breslawski Monarch LT Racing 2263
66 Chad Eberly Bulldog Racing 2257
67 Adam Evarts Evarts Motorsports 2228
68 Jonathan Close Lemming51 Enterprises 2211
69 Mike G Boilerbird Racing 2202
70 Drew Storms BadStorms 2191
71 Dan Guse dguse500 2178
72 Donna Jackson gogetem 2160
73 Michael Rick Mears Head 2128
74 Derek Waldrep One of Thirty-Three 2125
75 Darrell Cox Rum Runner 2121
76 Ken Neth Balls 2 to the Wall Racing 2108
77 John Cunningham Penske15 2019
78 Pat Wotton IndyCarlin 1988
79 Jim Cockrall Old Fart 1978
80 Lizzy Walsh Scottie's Girl 1959
81 Jon Piazza InCarZo 1913
82 John Livengood Live 'N' Good Racing 1867
83 Meatball Manning Manning Racing 1789
84 charlie schenkel cs1 1726
85 Judy Lauby some beach 1720
86 Luke LaBonte DamnHippieMotorsports 1527
87 John Baadilla Baadilla Autosport 1486
88 kim kenny double yellow racing 1456
89 Ross Waitt Team Field 1436
90 Paul 1423
91 John Wilson Wombat Racing 1413
92 Michael Marinelli Dally Wackers 1406
93 Kevin Kreigh Indy_K 1402
94 Matt Turbo Racing 1388
95 Tom Taylor Taylor Racing Team 1387
96 Joe Sactown Indy Fan 1378
97 Miguel Ecurie GT-REPORT.com 1375
98 mike jackson mj53 1371
Paul Palmieri IndyCar Serious 1371
100 Jeff Leavell Scuderia Owls Nest 1370
101 Brandon Ballschmiede 1stDirection 1324
102 Karen Branicki Monkey Racing 1322
103 Allen Wedge Ride Buyers 1302
104 Jose Not at the table Carlos Munoz 1287
105 Candi Jackman Jackman 1284
106 Dave Bulebush Bbush Racing South 1282
107 Doug Schiefelbein Rebel Racing 1279
108 Rod Strayer Hoosier Racing Team 1276
109 Tyler Cartmell TDC Motorsports 1267
110 JGriner LionheartNeverForget 1252
Jody Karam SageFan 1252
112 Sean Brennan Smashers 1250
113 Randy Flaming Exhaust 1244
114 Matt Callahan OilCanCallahan 1230
115 Brett M. Waldrep Waldrep Motorsports 1227
116 Chad Kincaid Searching for the next Tom Sneva 1221
117 Bruce Scheel Open wheeling 1220
118 David Lauby SeeYa 1215
119 Tim Reagan Perfect Circle Racing 1214
120 Rod Ramblin 1213
121 Doug S 85-95 Indy Rules 1209
122 Chelsea Racing Divas 1206
123 Nick K Pancho's Pit Crew 1205
124 Greg Koesters lets go racing 1202
125 Nathan Johnson FirstOnRaceDay 1191
126 Madix Johnson 3M Autosport 1189
Tori JK Gnomes in Harmony 1189
128 Brian Johnson idahoindy 1172
Jack Johnson spears 1172
130 Randy Holbrook FordGT40 1168
131 Marty Maupin Kibo Racing 1162
132 Jim M teamindy 1152
133 Josh Bedink Chairburner Racing 1143
134 Bill Wolfred Team Nabors 1136
135 Rob McMahon Team Green and Gold 1131
Shayla Rammel TeamRammel 1131
137 Jennifer Caldwell Seven Promotions 1127
138 Todd Telford Born to Blip 1122
139 Swen Johnson Shoreline Drive Motorsports 1115
140 John W Team Stinger 1096
141 Tom Earle IndyHP 1095
142 Tom H. Coyotes 1083
143 Chris Wiseman Hunt Wisely 1079
144 Greg Izzi Team Grizzlor 1078
145 Chris Jockish Open Wheeler 1074
Nelson U Cheeze-It Autosport 1074
147 Ron Stanley Dawg Fan 1068
148 Tony AWL Racing 1055
149 Cliff Alberta 1046
150 Jack Tyre Terrors 1045
151 Jonathan Bell #MorePower12 1032
152 Steve whiting Granatelli 1015
153 Nathan Ringham jack hewitt's mustache 1012
154 Jo Jacers 1011
155 John Y Indy500orbust 1009
156 Guilherme Brandenburg Royal Pevensie Motorsports 997
157 Jeff Jackson TeamJJ 993
158 Joe Hahn wjhracing 992
Michel Brooks Zzzzz's 992
160 Mike Fallon MF Racing 991
161 Andrew Ringham Spicy Cheese Sausage 982
162 Chad Ring AMR Racing 978
163 Jessica Know Effin Kloo 967
164 Jameson Bad Grasshopper Racing 966
165 Dan 500skipday 962
166 Allen Bujak War Eagle Racing 956
167 james crash bandicoots 950
168 James Chairburner Racing 946
169 Dave Hoff Road Dawgs 930
170 Ryan Empty Cooler 909
171 Bryan Be Ugly American Racing 891
172 Aaron Weiss Team Never Nudes 888
173 Matt G Team Name 877
174 Andrew Loviscek AndyCar Series 872
175 Ryan Short Turn 3 for life 867
DP 2018 Champ 867
177 Brad Chicago Indycar Fan 861
178 Ryan Willy T 847
179 Mark Fresher Fresh Racing 842
180 Chris Brooks Bashers 827
181 Mike Brooks JPM or bust 820
182 Daniel Gorun Bandwidth Bandits 809
183 Rich Gregor Team Doughnuts 808
184 Tim Tim's Brickyard Bombers 806
185 Mike Hess Jr. Granite Racing 805
186 Frederick Hurley Big Green Motorsports 792
187 Stanley Bass JPM for the next win 787
188 Glenn Lane Team Arizona 775
189 Ryan Lang CT Indy Racing 770
190 Doreen 768
191 Kent Mueller Mueller Autosport 750
192 Alex Burton Invisiteam 744
193 Larry The Indyspensable 721
194 Peter hill Peter hill 704
195 Joey Newgarden Racer OT 672
196 Stephanie Windy City Quackers 632
197 Anthony ADRacing 592
198 jakelowss champcarrules 586
Shawn Mattox Rust-eze Racing 586
200 Norman Burkart Pagoda2106 562
201 Miles Patterson Mach GoGoGo 445
202 jeff stanley pink13 273
203 Evan A Treece Turn 4 259
204 Tyler Wood woody17x winners 229
205 chuck crosby snake pit racing 224