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Race Car Drivers Quotes


"It seems that these phenomenal feats that race car drivers are performing are instinctive. They [require] very little mental workload." - Chris Gerdes

"Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong-normally you wouldn't say, thank God I have gas." - Ellen Degeneres

"There is always a chance of failure, of producing something totally unnecessary. But I guess that chance of failure is what makes tightrope walking, race-car driving..." - John Updike

"If I had a musical identity that was definable then it would be time to get into painting or something else. Race car driving." - Chris Cornell

"We should make politicians dress like race car drivers - when they get money, make them wear the company logos on their suit." - Jay Leno

"The woods are full of long drivers." - Harvey Penick

"I think it's sinful to give the audience material it knows already, whether the material is about race relations or the car culture or the depiction and placement of a candy bar." - Manny Farber

"I can't tell the difference between the best and the worst 'cause I realize not everybody wants to have sex in the middle of a demolition derby race in the car." - John Waters

"Guys are so predictable. They can't seem to separate fantasy from reality, so I get a lot of bikers and race car drivers hitting on me. They're all just playboys, so they don't interest me." - Michelle Rodriguez

"I love race car drivers, I love gymnastics, I love UFC, I love police officers, I love firefighters. I just try to give them the same enjoyment they give me." - Shaquille Oneal

"I lean on a lot of drivers. I have a dirt racing background so I gravitate towards asking for advice from drivers who also dirt race, people like Clint Bowyer since dirt racers seem to have a similar driving style and like the car set up similarly." - Austin Dillon

"Miami drivers will attempt to pass you inside a car wash." - Dave Barry

"I've never been to a race car race before." - Christina Ricci

"The secret of the creative life is how to feel at ease with your own embarrassment. We're all in the dirty laundry business and we're being paid to take risks and look silly. Race car drivers get paid to risk their lives in a more concrete way; we get paid to risk our lives in an emotional way." - Paul Schrader

"To drive an F1 car you have to be a little mad. On the morning of a race there's a mix of excitement and fear. If it's a wet track, then it's worse as you're not in control most of the time, which is the thing all drivers fear the most." - Jenson Button

"Patience wins the race." - Bernard Barton

"I'm driving my old car until I'm on a first name basis with the low tow truck drivers!" - Michelle Singletary

"Why the hell not run a race across the United States? A balls-out, shoot-the-moon, f***-the-establishment rumble from New York to Los Angeles to prove what we had been harping about for years, for example, that good drivers in good automobiles could employ the American Interstate system the same way the Germans were using their Autobahns? Yes, make high-speed travel by car a reality! Truth and justice affirmed by an overtly illegal act." - Brock Yates

"Once you see the drivers in Indonesia you understand why religion plays such a part in their lives." - Erma Bombeck

"Baseball would be a better game if more third basemen got hit in the mouth by line drivers." - Dan Jenkins

"When I was three years old, I had race-car wallpaper, a race-car bed, race-car toys. That was all I wanted. And nothing has changed. Except I don't have a race-car bed anymore.?" - Joey Logano

"We must shift the arms race into a 'peace race'." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We will finish the race." - Barack Obama

"The Daytona 500 is a career-winning race. It defines careers for drivers, crew members, crew chiefs and race teams. It has that power." - Jimmie Johnson

"When you're in a race car, you're going through so many different emotions throughout that race." - Jeff Gordon

"A great race car driver in a bad car doesn't make great results. A great car and a bad race car driver doesn't make great results. You have to have both. It's the combination of driver and car." - Jeff Burton

"You can't treat a car like a human being. A car requires love." - Walter Rohrl

"Sometimes I vocalize in the car. It's a good way to multitask. Although fellow drivers on the road think I'm craaaazy." - Emmy Rossum

"It is amazing how may drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down." - Mario Andretti

"As we drive down the freeways, we see the new cars, but not the massive new-car loans that enslave their drivers to the banks." - Gerry Spence

"One of those professional drivers hit one of those blockade barriers. It was the first car accident I have ever been in, so I was a little startled." - Matt Hasselbeck

"The better you get, the less you run around showing off as a muscle guy. You know, you wear regular shirts-not always trying to show off what you have. You talk less about it. It's like you have a little BMW - you want to race the hell out of this car, because you know it's just going 110. But if you see guys driving a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, they slide around at 60 on the freeway because they know if they press on that accelerator they are going to go 170. These things are the same in every field." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Drivers don't always see the (flashing) lights. You can't get tunnel vision. You've got to look everywhere, even when your adrenaline is going." - Sixto Rodriguez

"Well understand this! If you want to join our sales team; I don't need pillion riders; I need high drivers who grasp the handle-bars." - Martin Carver

"The public probably knows that teen drivers are at greater risk for fatal accidents. What the public doesn't know is what we ought to do about it." - Laurence Steinberg

"I have a drivers licence, but the truth is that I hardly ever drive. I prefer to get around by taxi." - Ferran Adria

"Poetry fettered fetters the human race." - William Blake

"Race prejudice is the devil unchained." - Charles W Chesnutt

"Race ain't nothing but a number." - Carson Cistulli

"Life is a race; desire the goal." - Andrew Michael Ramsay

"The Germans, a race eager for war." - Seneca the Younger

"When you're in a car which can win every race, or fight for a win every race, that is pressure." - Jenson Button

"I make jokes about the fact that as a neuro-surgeon I shouldn't be required at a motor race because the drivers don't have any brains.... otherwise they wouldn't race." - Sid Watkins

"Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy." - Colin Chapman

"You won't catch me driving a race car that I have built." - Colin Chapman

"A Race car is more beautiful than the Victory of Samotracia" - Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

"Driving a race car is like dancing with a chain saw." - Cale Yarborough

"Coltrane had a sax, Dale Earnhardt drives a race car and everybody has their tools." - Talib Kweli

"Winning is always fun, but the car is more important." - Teemu Selanne

"Couldn't afford a car so he named his daughter Alexis" - Kanye West

"Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers." - Max Lucado

"Get out of my dreams, get into my car." - Billy Ocean

"The civility of no race can be perfect whilst another race is degraded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I've got more stuff asked of me every week. But I drive a race car for a living. My car owner lets me race as many sprint car races as I want to run." - Tony Stewart

"Problems are evolutionary drivers." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"All Politicians should be required to wear uniforms like Racing Car Drivers with patches showing the donations received from special interest groups so we know who has paid them off!" - John Wallace

"You don't get a mix of ovals and road/street course racing with this level of competition and speed anywhere other than Indy Car, and I think that's why it has remained a popular choice for so many young drivers." - Charlie Kimball

"I get appalled when I see good drivers being left on the sidelines because they haven't come up with the half million to a million to put themselves in a competitive car." - John Surtees

"There are a lot of drivers who can carry a car. It doesn't happen very often very successfully. I think it takes a certain amount of sensible bravery. It's no good to be brave and just keep crashing." - Paul Newman

"My dad was very successful running midgets in Texas. Then, his two drivers ran into some bad luck. People started saying that Daddy had lost his touch. That it was the cars and not the drivers. I wanted to race just to prove all those people wrong." - A J Foyt

"Civilization is not a spontaneous generation with any race or nation known to history, but the torch to be handed from race to race from age to age." - Kelly Miller

"I believe that in your heart you already know something is profoundly wrong. When bartenders are responsible for drunk drivers' acts, and gunmakers are responsible for criminals' acts, and nobody is responsible for O. J. Simpson's acts, something is wrong." - Charlton Heston

"Yes, older drivers are more likely to injure themselves and others when they get behind the wheel. But if you take that away, that is really the last lifeline a lot of elderly people have." - Tucker Carlson

"We believe that the all-new ES 350 epitomizes Lexus' new design direction. Every element of this vehicle invites participation - both visual and tactile. Its design is something drivers will need to experience and not just observe." - Robert M. Carter

"Other cars on the highway driven by believers will suddenly be out of control and stark pandemonium will occur on ... every highway in the world where Christians are caught away from the drivers wheel." - Jerry Falwell

"Hopefully, the drivers will be able to race without running over one another. Anything with a heritage like this racetrack, I would not have messed with it. I would have saved my money." - Mark Martin

"Like NASCAR race drivers or PGA golfers, why not require each of the [US presidential] candidates to cover their clothing, briefcases and staff with the logo patches of their corporate sponsors?" - Jim Hightower

"Running on different types of racetracks is challenging - not only for the drivers, but even more for the team members who have to make adjustments to the cars before each race." - Michael Andretti

"I feel very privileged Williams has selected me as one of their race drivers. The team has great heritage and I hope I can help write a good chapter in their history." - Bruno Senna

"When runners win a big race these days, they get a car. When I won a big race, I got a ride." - Ron Delany

"As a race car driver, driving is the easy part. The hard part is containing the emotions on the race track." - Kevin Harvick

"People want to see the car crash instead of the race. But, when you're the one in the car that's crashing, it's not much fun. I'm enjoying the race." - Nikki Sixx

"My friend is a former race car driver, so he races for Mercedes, and I root for him. I have a car that I love to race, I'll take it to the track." - Hill Harper

"The monkey is an organized sarcasm upon the human race." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace." - Charles Spurgeon

"A race track is a place where windows clean people." - Danny Thomas

"The artist is the antenna of the race." - Ezra Pound

"Scribblers are a self-conceited and self-worshipping race." - Horace

"The race to win turns us all into losers." - Alfie Kohn

"Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe." - H G Wells

"He may well win the race that runs by himself." - Benjamin Franklin

"Folly is perennial and yet the human race has survived." - Bertrand Russell

"Every day in life there are challenges; whether you're an accountant, a race car driver or whatever you do." - Justin Allgaier

"The only healing I"ve ever known is getting back in that race car - for all us racers." - Clint Bowyer

"The only healing I've ever known is getting back in that race car - for all us racers." - Clint Bowyer

"I will always enter a race car from the left side. Always. Why? I have no idea." - Mario Andretti

"You're safer in the race car than you are in cars going to and from the track." - Mario Andretti

"Every little kid has always wanted to be a race car driver. This gets some of that out." - David Alan Grier

"As a driver, you want to race every lap possible, especially when you've got a good car." - Romain Grosjean

"I race to win. If I am on the bike or in a car it will always be the same." - Valentino Rossi

"When you are fitted in a racing car and you race to win, second or third place is not enough." - Ayrton Senna

"Get in the race car do what I do then go home. We don't have freedom to do anything anymore." - Tony Stewart

"James Finch is exactly what I'm looking for, as far as getting back into the race car to have fun." - Kurt Busch

"If you have a car and you win a race, you cannot just settle for that. You must try and make the car better. We're a good car but you always want a bigger engine." - Rafael Benitez

"When a pagan race comes in contact with a Christian race, they are converted, absorbed, or exterminated." - Joseph R. Bartlett

"I think women are great drivers. To be honest, I've only been in one car accident - one of my best friends, his wife was driving. She went into oncoming traffic, our car flipped almost four times. I didn't even have time to put on a seat belt, because they'd just picked me up." - Dominic Cooper

"The irony is that it was tougher to rent a car from Cerberus when it owned Alamo than to buy a semi-automatic. To rent a car, one had to provide ID, a drivers' license, and get insurance coverage. To buy a gun? Cash and carry, from the back of a station wagon at a gun show. No concerns about downstream liability or risk." - Eliot Spitzer

"I like the girls to match the upholstery of the car." - Charlie Barnet

"Gotta go let me get the car key You don't want it wit the Harajuku Barbie" - Nicki Minaj

"This one doesn't exist. The prettiest girl and the best car don't exist as well." - Evgeni Plushenko

"My next adventure will be being in a car with Mischa at the wheel." - Rachel Bilson

"Every parent knows that for a kid, the car is chloroform.." - Ray Romano

"I often pay homeless people to come round and clean my car." - Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

"I have a Volvo S60R and its a pretty fast car, the R says it all." - Josie Maran

"I'm supposed to be a musical genius, but I can't work the car seat that well." - Kanye West

"In L.A., the only thing within walking distance is your car." - Rene Balcer

"emotion without discipline is as dangerous as a high-powered car without brakes." - Helen Kieran Reilly

"Middle age is when you get in the car and immediately change the radio station." - Patricia Penton Leimbach

"Nail me to my car and I'll tell you who you are" - Chris Burden

"A black, a Puerto Rican and a Mexican are in a car. Who's driving? The police." - Muhammad Ali

"A website without SEO is like a car with no gas." - Paul Cookson

"The last time I actually drove a car myself was 1996." - Hillary Clinton

"Getting your license gives you the right to pick your nose in the car." - Taylor Hanson

"I felt like I already knew how to race by the time I was four. I was always at the race track with my dad. I watched him race thousands of laps in a sprint car standing on top of a trailer watching him, getting down and cleaning the mud off his car. That's just what I grew up doing." - Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

"The race car is harder to drive. If there was an in-car camera that could have watched me saw on that wheel for 500 laps, there wasn't one time I could relax." - Greg Biffle

"Race makes things funny. A black guy driving in NASCAR: not funny. A black guy driving a car sponsored by Tide: not funny. A black guy driving a car sponsored by Aunt Jemima: hilarious." - Carlos Mencia

"I assure you that the training that you get in a midget, in a sprint car and perhaps in a Silver Crown car is really the kind of experience that makes you into a damn good race driver." - Rodger Ward

"I think we'll be in pretty good shape. We've got the same car we ran in all the speedway races since 2001, and it's been a real good car for us. It's led every race we've been in." - Sterling Marlin

"My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win... channel your energy. Focus." - Carl Lewis

"We believe as much in the purity of race as we think they do... We believe also that the white race of South Africa should be the predominating race." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The Showdown is a great way to bring attention to these historic Virginia tracks where many NASCAR drivers cut their teeth in stock car racing, including myself. Tracks like South Boston and Langley are the heart of the sport and draw a great crowd to our Showdown events." - Denny Hamlin

"There's a lie that all drivers tell themselves. Death is something that happens to other people, and that's how you find the courage to get in the car in the first place. The closer you are to death the more alive you feel. But more powerful than fear itself, is the will to win." - James Hunt

"I get really irritated with crap drivers, so the last time I got cross was probably behind the wheel. I'll shout from the safety of my car, with the window up, but if anyone ever got out and challenged me I'd be terrified." - Nikki Sanderson

"I used to have horrible cars that would always end up broken down on the highway. When I tried to flag someone down, nobody stopped. But if I pushed my own car, other drivers would get out and push with me. If you want help, help yourself - people like to see that." - Chris Rock

"We take fabulousness for granted sometimes. We forget what hard work it is. Indeed, when you consider the grueling hours your average celebrity puts in on the movie set and in the recording studio, when you think of them returning to their mansions so dead tired their drivers have to help them out of the car, well, it just makes you want to cry.." - Leonard Pitts

"Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong - normally you wouldn't say, thank God I have gas." - Ellen Degeneres

"When I saw all those other drivers, I realized that they wanted to win that money just as much as I did. But I didn't have to worry. A tire came off my car and I was lucky I got it off the track." - Buck Baker

"Consumers are realizing the benefits of in-car entertainment and navigation systems. When used properly, these products are great tools that help drivers focus on the road. Consumers need to remember to follow state laws, watch the road and use common sense when putting these and other products to work." - Gary Shapiro

"The Ford Falcon holds the proud title of Slowest Car Ever Built. In certain areas of the country you can go to a stoplight and find Falcon drivers who pressed down on their accelerators in 1963 and are still waiting for their cars to move." - Dave Barry

"You think I'm a pretty good race car driver? Wait until you see my brother. He's the best driver in the family." - Kurt Busch

"Janet's a serious racer with some good race-car stuff. She can get the job done. I respect her as a racer." - Neil Bonnett

"It's not about the press. It's not about the notoriety or the celebrity status or anything like that. To me, it's all about driving the race car." - Greg Moore

"If there's anyone in space, what they'll learn about the human race will be listening to us talking on the car phone." - Roger Mcguinn

"the car, by bisecting the human outline, diminishes it, producing a race of half-people in a motion not of their own making" - Marya Mannes

"Dale Earnhardt was the best race car driver there will ever be in NASCAR. I would hope you don't expect me to replace him because nobody ever will." - Kevin Harvick

"I'm like a fine-tuned race car. You've got to make frequent pit stops when you drink as much tea as I do." - Si Robertson

"Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along." - Caroll Shelby

"All in all it was a smooth race, the car was very well balanced. I'm very proud to be the first winner here in India." - Sebastian Vettel

"Writers now are putting total faith in designers at Apple and Amazon. It's almost like a race-car driver having no input into how cars are designed." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I'm gonna be the best dad that ever lived. I'll have a ranch with a race car track and a golf course." - Jeremy London

"One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car." - Alain Prost

"It's pretty cool to be able to hang out with the President and have the race-winning car on the South Lawn." - Buddy Rice

"Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along." - Carroll Shelby

"We couldn't get the car back until well after the end of the race and we had very little time for repairs." - John Surtees

"I'd like to say I'm ready to kick ass and show the guys how it's done. But I'm not here to prove anything about being a woman. I'm here to drive a race car and try to win a race." - Lyn St. James

"I can spend the hour before the race cracking up with all my friends and joking around, but as soon as I get around that race car, I completely change. The focus changes. The competitive juices get flowing." - Denny Hamlin

"This is like my dad's race team where we had one Legend car. If we wrecked it, we couldn't race the next week unless we had enough parts to put it back together again." - Kurt Busch

"The human race likes to give itself airs. One good volcano can produce more greenhouse gases in a year than the human race has in its entire history." - Ray Bradbury

"The world is my country, the human race is my race. The spirit of man is my god, the future of man is my heaven." - F. R. Scott

"I think I dont really have any expectations; I dont look at the season as a whole - I look at it race by race." - Casey Stoner



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