Racing Quotes by Ted Ligety, Kyle Busch, Percy Cerutty, Nicolas Hamilton, Greg LeMond, Maggie Stiefvater and many others.
I don’t do ski racing to be famous.
I like running my Super Late Models here and there and there are times when you go to those events and they are for $2,000 or $3,000 to win. There’s no money involved in that; you’re basically spending your money to go racing in those things but it’s so enjoyable. For me, it’s kind of like a golf game.
While a man is racing he must hate himself and his competitors.
I grew up playing simulation games – that’s the foundation of my racing career.
There are so many people who have died of cycling, and that didn’t happen when I was racing.
Joseph Beringer…dances around behind me singing some poorly rhymed and slightly dirty song about my [racing] odds at my skirts. ‘I don’t even wear skirts,’ I snap at him. ‘Especially,’ he says, ‘in my daydreams.
Horse racing is waning in popularity.
I’ve stopped racing to get to the red light.
This is motor racing. We go at very high speeds, and tires have always been deflating or exploding. It is just part of the sport.
I love the cowbell. I think it’s awesome. My family got the cowbell app on their iPhones. It’s a classic part of ski racing.
Nobody says Nico Rosberg is only in F1 because his dad was a famous racing driver who funded his karting career and helped him get into F1. It s a bit unfair just to focus on the fact that my husband is in F1 and it’s the only reason I’m in an F1 car.
In racing, you want to win – there are no rules, and you can do whatever you want. Flying a plane is the opposite: you respect rules and fly to the rules. You can’t possibly compare the two.
My favorite was Jeff Gordon. I just followed him growing up because I started watching racing when he came on the scene.
By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people. And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win.
Alesi is in second place, and Hill is in second place.
I think, in BMX, it’s a lot like horse racing. I wouldn’t really bet on it.
Everyone wants to see racing. This is what F1 is for and this is what it is.
Road racing at the moment because it’s still so new to me. I like the fact that they are longer and teamwork is important. I guess the same is true for track, it’s just that I have used track this year as a training device to improve my sprinting in road racing.
On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
Since I got to F1, and especially since I got to Red Bull Racing, I said, ‘I don’t want to have any regrets. I’ve got a chance now in a top team. I want to leave it all on the table.’
My career in racing started at a very young age in California.
I spend all day thinking of shopping. I love the thrill of finding that wonderful, perfect thing, the feeling of your heart racing because it’s so right.
I feel the car, but I think with me and my background of dirt racing and stuff and not having pit stops, you just kind of ‘All right, this is how my car is handling, I’ve got to figure out how to drive it’ and then you get a feel of how you want it to feel.
I’ve decided to retire from top class racing. It has been an incredible experience and has provided with me some unforgettable moments.
If I go racing tomorrow and I have five rides that all get beaten, all I want to do is get out there the next day and put it right. I hate having Sundays off; I hate having any day off.
I always loved cars. I used to play ‘Need for Speed’ all the time… any racing game.
The sport of horse racing which, at its best, showcases the majestic beauty of this animal and the athleticism of jockeys, has reached an alarming level of corruption and exploitation.
You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.
In his stint with Renault, Michael Schumacher not only helped make Germany an F1 nation, he also sparked my enthusiasm and fire for racing.
Racing comes easily to me, especially the 100 metres. That is why, no matter how fast I run the run the 100 metres, the 200 will always mean more to me, because of the effort I’ve put in.
The Olympics are a world apart from racing for a record. You put out of your mind pretty much what anyone else doing in the race.
Facebook and Twitter have changed how people follow ski racing. In past Olympics, you couldn’t stay in touch with the fan base that followed you during the Olympics. They thought they had to wait four years to reconnect.
Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that’s really what it feels like.
To let the brain work without sufficient material is like racing an engine. It racks itself to pieces.
Gone are the days when you could lie on a beach between races and still be in good enough shape to compete. Gone are the days when simply wearing a brand on your firesuit was enough to justify the marketing expense of an Indy Car. Racing an Indy Car is only about a quarter of my life as a racing driver.
Sometimes you have to bring back only the steering wheel so the car owner will know that you’re giving it all you have.
When I did some NASKAR races this year I noticed that I was increasingly missing the racing side – to race against each other – because in rallying you really race against the clock.
You either commit yourself as a professional racing driver that’s designed to win races or you come second or you come third or fifth and am not design to come third, fourth or fifth, Iп»ї race to win.
He would look so young. They were both so young. Tessa knew it was unusual to marry at seventeen and eighteen, but they were racing a clock. The clock of Jem’s life, before it wound down.
Mansell is slowing it down, taking it easy. Oh, no he isn’t! It’s a lap record.
Since I was kid, what’s drawn me to racing is the feeling inside of me, the passion I have for the sport, the feeling I have while competing and doing what I do in a car, on a bike, whatever it’s been
I left school to concentrate on racing. It was a family decision between my mum, dad and myself.
I’ve always known there’s more to life than just racing for a long time.
I’m sure that all the drivers and motorcycle police had once been racing drivers and were eager to get back to that profession.
Five years before my accident in 2003, you saw Kobe and Shaq pull up to games on bikes. Michael Jordan owned a racing team. So it wasn’t that weird that I was on a motorcycle, even though it was against team rules. You’ve got to live your life, you know? But yeah, I made a dumb choice.
I wonder if Watson is in the relaxed state of mind he’s in
It’s short-track racing. You’re going to get that and it’s going to happen. I don’t know why everybody thought it was the end of the world when wrecks were going to happen. Like I said, with close-quarter racing like that it’s going to get heated.
We’re involved in racing because there’s that element of competition. But there’s that desire to push yourself beyond the natural comfort zone and the boundaries that are preset if you like, and to be better than the rest.
This would have been Senna’s third win a row if he’d won the two before
Growing up in Huntington Beach, you were either a traditional sports athlete, a skateboarder, or a surfer. I got my first skateboard when I was five and skated off and on over the years, did a little BMX racing as a kid, and then in my freshman or sophomore year I started getting a little bit more into skateboarding.
Nothing means more to me than racing for my country, the Queen, the Royal Family, and the people back home that support me.
I’ve loved car racing all my life. I watch NASCAR regularly, and drag racing because we have Raceway Park in New Jersey. I think I got it from my father.
Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.
If you’re onstage and you’re improvising and nothing’s happening, people are racing for the door. But the director can go shopping later and pick up pieces and moments and insert them.
You get around people who see us away from the track, and it’s a pretty big contrast. You’re still competitive, and you still want to win everything, but I think in the car, we’re focused and passionate all the time. We get outside the car, and we’re a lot more relaxed and easygoing, enjoying things away from racing.
One thing about racing, a lot of times you’ll get upset with someone, yet we live in confinement here. It’s almost like we live in a prison and you have to try and get along. Forgive and forget.
You are always racing against the other swimmers, but I always try to just focus on what I’m doing and how I want to swim my races.
The only time I think about life beyond F1 is when I contemplate becoming a dad. But there’s no way that’s going to happen while I’m still racing. To be successful in F1 you need to be very selfish in lots of ways and you’re away from home for long periods. That’s not the kind of father I want to be.
All Party members, service personnel, and other people should turn out as one with ardent loyalty to the Party and extraordinary patriotic zeal, and demonstrate the spirit and mettle of Korea that is rushing forward towards final victory racing against time.
Driving is something really special for me. Even women doesn’t excite me as much as racing cars! I guess I’m just becoming old.
The makeup of the drivers has changed a lot with so many young drivers coming and a lot of the legends moving on. Compared to when I started, it’s gone through a lot of changes. The cars have changed a lot and the approach to racing. There are a lot more employees. It’s become a much bigger business and more corporate.
For IndyCar racing, we really need to get it out to a wider audience so people can see just how exciting it all is. Once you’ve seen it and realize what it’s all about, then it can be quite addicting.
If I werenвЂ™t doing what IвЂ™m doing today… IвЂ™d be traveling around the world on the back of a motorcycle.
The lower classes are such fools. They waste their money on the pools. I bet, of course, but that’s misleading. One must encourage bloodstock breeding.
It’s as if women are in a totally rigged race. A lot of men are driving souped-up, low-slung racing cars and we’re running as fast as we can in tennis shoes we managed to salvage from a local garage sale.
I’ve lived an amazing life. There’s no reason to focus on the bad. They teach you that in racing school. Keep your eye where you want your front tire to be. You don’t want to be stuck in the rut? Then don’t look at the rut. Always look at where you want to go.
If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn’t do it again because I don’t think you have to. If you take me back to 1995, when doping was completely pervasive, I would probably do it again.
There’s too much that I’d like to do outside of racing to do this until I’m 50 or whatever.
There is such a history and such a mystique around the name of Ferrari and the success that it has had. The whole imagery and legend of the red cars and what they mean to the world of automobiles and racing itself. It is hard to imagine F1 without them.
As you can see, visually, with your eyes.
It’s basically the same, just darker. (on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons, 1991
I’m simply trying to go as far as I can go in racing.
A racing driver has to be a good driver.
I should be doing that too. I should be out there running and racing. I should be taking care of my body.
As soon as I got my driver’s license, I went crazy, and I got the Ford Cosworth, which was this limited edition street racing turbo. It was like this 200-miles-an-hour monster.
I think I feel a car like anybody else can, but maybe what makes me different is that I race so much that I have experience racing with a lot of different crew chiefs. I’m really easy to get along with and me not knowing anything about a race car, I know to just let them do their job.
I’m very fortunate now in that I have my first love, which is drama and acting, for a living and I’m also managing to go racing as well.
I always want to be racing.
I think people can have a panic attack where your heart is racing, you get shakes and jitters. But you can also feel disconnected. You know what I mean? I can feel depressed.
Racing is licking your opponent’s plate clean before starting on your own
In racing, there is no question who is best – the first one to cross the finish line wins first prize. But with wine, even if you make the best wine in the world, someone isn’t going to like it, because it isn’t their style. Judging wine is very subjective.
I told my nephew that if he wanted to get on in motor racing, the first thing he should do was master English. Thank goodness he now speaks it.
Racing’s been good to me, but I’m bored of it.
What an electric thrill it sends up and down the spine, how it sets the heart racing: A Royal Romance! A Royal Wedding! The pomp and the pageantry!
In what other sport do you get a 15-second break every hour?
The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.
Jenson Button is in the top ten, in eleventh position.
Behind me are a hard 2 weeks of training, so I feel a little bit tired right now, but my goal for the race in Cardiff and Pau remains the same as in all races. I want to do well and have good runs and enjoy racing. The results come by itself when I do that.
Alan Ginsberg was fabulous. The man is so filled with energy. He’s 65 years old and he’s just loaded with energy and charm and wit and his mind is constantly racing.
After winning the Derby aged just 18-Why all the fuss? After all, the Derby is just another race.
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
What can we do to create shared prosperity? The answer is not to try to slow down technology. Instead of racing against the machine, we need to learn to race with the machine.
Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I’m out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it.
NASCAR racing provides more brand awareness and interest than any of the other major sports. The opportunities to build business-to-business relationships within the racing community are endless.
Road racing has given me a good life, and I’m not being cocky, but I’ve brought something to racing, too.
This 51 Phoenix Racing team, I love them to death. They’ve got my back, I’ve got theirs.
I’m an Armory girl. I’ve been racing here since eighth grade. Our relay won here my freshman year, but winning the Wanamaker Mile is even bigger. That’s huge.
Before my accident I had to fund my racing through finding sponsors myself so I am use to it. Obviously at that point I was 15 or 16, knocking on business’s doors going ‘I am a racing driver, a British champion and I want to be in Formula 1, will you give me an amount so I represent your brand’.
Any business you’re involved with, and racing is no different, is about people. It’s all about people.
I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it.
NASCAR racing is the highest form of American auto racing, and I’ve always wanted to be racing in the highest form. I want to accomplish good things in everything I get in every night, but NASCAR is the biggest, most-watched thing in American racing.
When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed through our bloodline.
I was racing through life, utterly confused and angry. I don’t know if I was out of control; it was more like I felt frustrated with myself and everything I saw happening around me.
I’ll go [racing] until my body won’t let me any more. Someone said to me: “The day you stop, you won’t be able to get back on the same way as when you did as a pro.” I want to delay that kiss goodbye as long as possible.
Get the hell out of my way!
Gary Smith, when I came to America, taught me a great deal about racing.
We’ve got a lot of racing left, but when we’re winning at places we’re not supposed to, you better watch out.
I wish they would pass a law where all Democrats and Republicans had to wear NASCAR racing suits, because if you look at the NASCAR drivers, it tells who their sponsors are. And if they do that, we could then become informed voters, because we would know who owns them.
It’s kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it’s for the lack of a suitable hero.
The European drivers have adapted to this circuit extremely quickly, especially Paul Radisich who’s a New Zealander.
This is a rule of racing: No race has ever been won in the first corner; many have been lost there.
I get the ‘Daily Mirror,’ purely and simply because they put the Racing Post prices in.
Winter testing is essential but there comes a point where you have had enough of all the rehearsals and the pretend racing. You just want to get down to the real action.
When I was really young, I busted my nose when I was racing. The first thing my dad asked me was: ‘Are you OK?’ I said, ‘Can you fix the car for tomorrow?’ And I won the race the next day.
And he’s lost both right front tires.
Football management is such a pressurized thing – horse racing is a release. I’m also learning to play the piano – I’m quite determined – it’s another release from the pressure of my job.
I love racing and I love doing well.
I always wanted to be a professional athlete, it just took me a while to realise it would be in racing. I played field hockey competitively for Ontario since I was 13, 14. Then I tried for the national side and made it. But it was so competitive. The girls were just so big and strong. I was getting crushed.
I became a real racing nerd – I knew all the drivers and talked about karting all the time. I wanted to have a go, but when I got into a kart the noise scared me. I was also worried that I wouldn’t be able to control the brake with my foot.
Whatever the raw material, the material itself is unimportant until it’s catalyzed by emotional fervor. So in the ideal exchange between me and my listeners, they wouldn’t ‘figure out’ my music. They would feel their pulse racing and the hair standing up on the backs of their necks.
My attitude on skis is different now. I have learned to put less pressure on myself and on the edges of my skis when I’m racing, to be keep myself more under control.
Finding a sponsor is the toughest part of racing, tougher than driving.
My habit is to get real competitive and make racing probably more work than it is enjoyable, and I put a lot of pressure on myself, and I feel like there’s pressure from the outside – it’s probably not real, but it’s something I imagine.
If you think about racing too much you may just lose it a little bit.
In racing, the fastest person wins. It is very simple.
During my childhood my family risked a lot financially. They put every single penny they could into my racing and also their free time was completely compromised.
I think sim racing helps. I have improved in areas and do it whenever I need to improve. You don’t feel G-force and those things are probably the biggest things, that and the fear factor which you feel when you drive. Therefore, when I go on to the track I’m better.
I used to fly around quite a bit, you know? I took a lot of unnecessary chances on the highways. And I started racing, and now I drive on the highways, I’m extra cautious because no one knows what they’re doing half the time. You don’t know what this guy is going to do or that one.
I’m racing against me. As long as I come across the finish, I’ll be okay.
Racing through the Kalahari was fantastic and Nairobi is one of my favourite places. In the northern climate, Sweden in February on snow and ice is spectacular.
And there’s no damage to the car. Except to the car itself.
We could say that people who eat grits, listen to country music, follow stock-car racing, support corporal punishment in the schools, hunt ‘possum, go to Baptist churches and prefer bourbon to Scotch are likely to be Southerners.
There wouldn’t be any way I could have jumped into Cup with the success I had without the truck series. I wish I had more time to spend there. There are so many things the truck teaches you about aerodynamics, the professional ranks of racing, and working with a professional team.
I still love racing and the challenge of it, but at some point, you get to a place where you’re perfectly happy moving on and doing other stuff.
I didn’t get into racing to make friends.
I’ve tried everything other than jumping out of a plane, but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car.
You can easily die racing to cover a bank robbery as you can in a war zone.
Racing is a great mania to which one must sacrifice everything, without reticence, without hesitation.
I don’t do manbags! But don’t flaunt your money, your most expensive camera or your best watch. And don’t use a cashpoint in the middle of nowhere, or carry anything loose; it might get stolen by someone racing past on a scooter.
The feeling I got from rallycross was a little bit more of the NASCAR aspect of it; it’s a family of races where racing is a passion, and it’s not the politics that come with it.
[Formula One racing] will be very different – as the technology will be very different and that will make fans consume it in a completely different way. I said before that I believe that Virtual Reality will hit it big time.
Racing’s in my blood. My mum met my dad when she went to buy her first motorbike in his shop.
I didn’t see the time, largely because there wasn’t one.
Road racing imitates life, the way it would be without the corruptive influence of civilization. When you see an enemy lying on the ground, whatвЂ™s your first reaction? To help him to his feet. In road racing, you kick him to death
There’s no more expensive sport than racing bloody motorbikes.
Horse racing is really much more intimidating than anything having to do with literature. When I had horses at the racetrack, I would wake up in terror in a way that I would never wake up while working on a novel.
The day that Chase Elliott wins his first race is gonna be one of the best moments in NASCAR racing because of the fact of how impactful it will be for all of us in NASCAR racing.
Racing should never be an ordeal, rather an enjoyable and life-enhancing experience.
Racing is life. Everything else is just waiting.
On a horse that consistently hung left-The best thing you can do is put a bit of lead in his right ear, to act as a counterbalance … with a shotgun.
I started racing when I was 14 and remember guys like Denis Dunne and Martin Hanrahan dropping me by 10 minutes.
Because I hate to lose. I’ve always had that instilled in me since I was a child. Racing. A game. You want to be in first place every time.
That strategy of racing for the top five and racing for the win is where everybody wants to be.
I think the sport of cycling is different then racing. The sport is just about being healthy and giving yourself an outlet so it’s a easy sport to do and I think there are more and more women cycling everyday.
Speaking from memory, I don’t know how many points Nelson Piquet has.
Just about any story we think about doing, whether we’ve read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth – by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene.
The competitor within craves to get going, to get racing.
I bought my first dirt bike when I was 12, and I started racing motocross when I was 15 and started getting pretty successful. Then I started racing snowmobiles at 17 and decided I wanted to focus on that and see if I can make a career at it.
Azzam is an amazing yacht. I was hoping for more wind to really see what she could do but I enjoyed the racing tremendously.
Pressure is always a part of a racing driver’s life, but my father helped me a lot on my way to becoming a F1 driver.
I obviously hope that I can continue my career with McLaren but that might not be possible and if it isn’t possible then I need to continue racing.
I think there’s a lot of deep-rooted history in England with racing. Lots of Formula One teams are based there. Formula One is obviously a huge sport over in England and Europe.
Coming to new environments, people look at you and think, ‘what’s this blonde lady doing, she thinks she can drive a racing car.’ But you work hard, keep your head down and show that you’re actually capable.
This is motor racing, and things can change pretty quickly.
Racing is full of ‘what-ifs.’ Like anything else in life, you learn from your mistakes and move on to the next challenge.
It’s true that we have to have restrictions and tight rules and so on and it’s also true that the teams are so close to that line they’re going to create a P1 or P2, whatever it’s going to be, I don’t get worked over that because that’s auto racing.
Ideally I would start by racing my athletes once every two weeks. But, such a program has to be flexible because some runners improve better with weekly races or even bi-weekly races. A coach has to adjust to what is best for the runner.
Wayne Lukas was the bar. Wayne impacted Quarter Horse racing and thoroughbred racing like no other.
What a pity people don’t take as much trouble with their own breeding as intelligent racehorse owners do. But then I suppose it is bordering on fascism to think like that.
Walking also enables us to watch a hole unfold in front of us. To walk a course is analogous to driving a long distance rather than flying. While driving, we see the country instead of racing over it. There’s a human scale that flying cannot offer.
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.
Growing up, I would say, when we were racing go-karts back in the day, it was always our uncle. We were always looking up to our uncle. I mean, he won the Daytona 500, he’s a very well-respected man, and we’ve always looked up to that.
You won’t catch me driving a race car that I have built.
Since I was kid, what’s drawn me to racing is the feeling inside of me, the passion I have for the sport, the feeling I have while competing and doing what I do in a car, on a bike, whatever it’s been.
The reason I’m drawn to it is – both the off road racing and the motorcycles on the track – it takes a lot for me to quiet my brain and anything that requires 100% of my attention and focus I find very soothing and that is the closest I get to being content.
Motor racing is 99 per cent downs and one per cent ups. It’s a huge challenge, as there are so many things that can go wrong.
I do most of my racing here in California now. There’s no reason to go anywhere else except for a few of the big races.
I didn’t miss out on a family life because of racing. I had one because of it.
Nothing’s about taking risks as much as doing stuff that other people haven’t done before. Just like in racing, it’s not about taking risks but trying to figure out how to be faster.
I was a welder for about three or four months, and I was lucky enough to get out of it because there was a guy who wanted to support me and pay for my racing.
And he’s done that in a whisker under 10 seconds, call it 9.7 in round figures.
As racing drivers, you always have those moments that it gets a bit heated, but then you start from zero again.
It is not that I lost my biggest passion – it is still racing.
When it comes to my racing career I’m very driven and very selfish. People who are around me at races will know that I’m a different person here than in my personal life. I completely blank people at races. I need to be focused. I’m rude.
Going to car racing school was phenomenal.
For me it has always been an uphill battle because my mind’s always racing a mile-a-minute.
That’s a hallmark of NASCAR… We have gotten to where we’ve gotten because we’re able to have the best drivers in the world, the best team owners and then giving them a package that creates the most exciting racing.
After hurting myself like that, I could not go back immediately to racing. I was in no condition, mentally or physically. That helped me to strengthen myself to go through the hard times that were ahead with my business, and to be successful.
Ironman distance triathlons are a true test of oneself as a whole. Each race is a test of physical, mental and spiritual toughness that I haven’t found in any other type of racing. At the end of the day, challenging myself on all levels is what it’s about for me.
Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.
Really racing is about the horses, not me. You can’t do it without the horses, and they are the big players as are the lads who look after them, and they rarely get a mention.
Aerodynamics is for those who cannot manufacture good engines.
Once you’ve raced, you never forget it…and you never get over it.
To be clear, I’m not opposed to apps; I just want them to be geared to my lifestyle. I don’t need a virtual NASCAR racing app, but I’d certainly appreciate one that stopped my husband from plowing into the lawnmower every time he pulls into the garage.
I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn’t crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful.
Given that kids don’t play our sport in school means that it takes us a while to get people excited about auto racing. But we are doing the things that need to be done and expanding our reach through digital and social media so we can capture the next generation of Millennial fans.
The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.
My life is consumed by racing.
Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
When you are a kid racing karts, you want to be an F1 driver.
Thoroughbred racing is really my true passion. I’m living my dream.
If summer racing didn’t exist, I could go on holiday, yes, because nobody else would then be riding winners; but as long it goes ahead, I’ll do it for the reason that I want to ride more winners than anyone else.
One skill that separates good from almost-good runners is an ability to concentrate for an entire race, whether it is a mile or a marathon.
Is it any wonder somebody like Donald Trump is racing through the presidential primary process?
We live in a world in racing where the guy who’s comfortable being uncomfortable does well.
I will continue to get behind the wheel of a racing car as long as I am able. But that could all end tomorrow.
Typically, when you have a depressed individual, they feel hopeless. They feel miserable. Their mind is racing, their heart is pounding. They feel anxious. They feel exhausted yet they can’t sleep.
Throughout my whole racing career, I was always asked about being a woman in a man’s world. Interestingly when you are in that world, there’s no reason for it to be a man’s world, there are successful women and I didn’t find there to be any barriers to stop me from being successful.
Dancing is just like racing. You don’t learn choreography. They just give you steps to do, and you do them over and over and over. It’s very much like what I do in racing.
In Georgia, where I spend much time, the democratically elected pro-western President Mikhail Saakashvili has been beleaguered by a riotous opposition which proposes creating a constitutional monarchy under the Bagrationi dynasty, with a Spanish racing driver, Prince ‘Jorge’ Bagrationi, as king.
There are other things that I could do, but there’s really nothing that I love as much as horse racing.
The bike that I’ve been riding is a Big Ripper. It’ an SE Racing 29″ bike that Famous [Stars & Straps] did a collaboration with and Travis [Barker] gave to me. So that’s the bike that I cruise around on and bunny-hop on.
Racing is something I’ve always wanted to do, so it’s my dream come true.
I got the biggest gut-punch in racing, for something I didn’t do.
The goal is not to count medals, it’s just racing the best I can.
I remember all the entertainment shows showing pictures of Nicole Scherzinger annnnd that racing driver she was hanging around with.
The first win was racing my Late Model at Myrtle Beach. It was twin 50s. We’d usually run a 100-lap feature, but it rained the week before, so they split the next weekend in half and made twin 50s. And I won the first one.
If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower.
Along with my passion for horse breeding, I was a horse racing enthusiast… In 1974 I was elected as a committee member and subsequently as a steward of the Turf Club. I had a burning desire to clean up the sport, which had always carried the stigma of gambling and manipulation.
My whole life is about racing, and of course everybody wants to do the same with your son. Being a father and doing motor racing with him goes hand in hand.
Drift racing is expensive.
On the one hand, having Michael as my brother has been a help. It brought me contacts and opened the door to motor racing. But to keep that door open, I would have to say it’s harder for me.
When I arrived in Champ Cars, which at the time used to be called Indy Cars and then got renamed CART and then renamed Champ Cars, I was racing against Jimmy Vasser, my team-mate, but more than him, I was racing against Michael Andretti, Emerson Fittapaldi, Al Unser Jr. – guys that had big names.
Like any parent, they’ve been extremely supportive of my racing throughout my childhood. I mean, my mom says that she didn’t want me racing, but I think my dad and I both knew she wasn’t going to win that battle. She loves it more than anybody, so it’s neat to have the archives of all my old races.
I am so competitive I cannot imagine myself without a racing car.
Pressure is always a part of a racing driver’s life, but my father helped me a lot on my way to becoming a F1 driver.
What’s behind you doesn’t matter.
There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.
When you hit a certain spot you Sprint no matter how you feel inside or what your co-runner thinks. You just go! In training as a nickel, you sprint because you need to sprint! You just do it! In racing people see it and call it courage, but it is attitude; determination; duty.
I suddenly realized I was racing around so much, I could never catch up with my life
The moment I prefer is the moment I put on the helmet, that everyone is leaving the pit lane, that I’m alone with the car and there it feels good. You don’t have any feelings anymore; it’s just racing and this I enjoy.
Lance Armstrong won seven Tours, that’s 147 days of racing, and he never had a puncture or a mechanical. You can really minimise your chances of a mistake if you do everything right.
I really love to ride my motorcycle. When I want to just get away and be by myself and clear my head, that’s what I do.
But I plan on dedicating specific training to track this winter for the next racing season.
I didn’t have statistics in my mind when I was racing. It was always a consequence – a nice consequence. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t the reason I was racing.
We have been involved in racing for so long, it is astonishing we were not born with hooves.
Nothing’s ever too fast. Maybe sometimes on the road some people are too fast if they don’t know how to control the car, but in racing, the faster and more power and grip, the better it is.
On Memorial Day, I was out floating on Lake Norman and came across Denny Hamlin. We struck up a conversation, and one of the first things we were talking about was how much it helped him when he started racing the Cup car and how much it helped his Nationwide program.
I was a terrible athlete and a pretty bad student. I couldn’t focus. My imagination was always racing.
I love track racing and I’m proud to be a British cyclist and proud to pull on the jersey to represent my country.
I like that, to possibly be the guy to make Chip Ganassi Racing a championship team year in and year out.
I love stock-car racing and NASCAR. I kind of take offense to anybody who has any cross words about it. It’s kind of like your brother. You can talk all the crap you want about him, but you won’t let anyone else do it.
I don’t know driving in another way which isn’t risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other’s.
Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.
I would have probably stolen cars – it would have given me the same adrenaline rush as racing.
When I race my mind is full of doubts – who will finish second, who will finish third?
I am not motivated by recognition, I just do things I like doing – racing, shagging, eating and drinking.
Juan Fangio was the great man of racing, whilst Stirling Moss was the epitome of a racing driver.
I’ve talked to my dad about road course racing more than anybody. I feel like he was a very underrated road course racer, so he’s probably been more helpful than anybody even at HMS.
There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.
Racing cars which have been converted for road use never really work. It’s like making a hard core adult film, and then editing it so that it can be shown in British hotels. You’d just end up with a sort of half hour close up of some bloke’s sweaty face.
I’ve been fortunate to drive for some of the greats in racing.
It is good to get the racing closer to the spectators.
Yeah, our car was really good even after the crash. I told you before the race that if we had good track position at the end I thought we could finish good. It was a really good day for our Linksys car. Just a fun day racing.
I seem to struggle when it comes to racing on road courses.
I had a hard time treating my field as if it’s horse racing, putting actors in competition against each other. I see how the industry and the studios feel it’s important, but I don’t really have a feeling for being in competition. I want to feel sympathetic and close to others, not opposed to them.
To finish first, you must first finish.
While the high-level climate talks pursue their stately progress towards some ill-defined destination, down in the trenches there is an undercurrent of suppressed panic in the conversations. The tipping points seem to be racing towards us a lot faster than people thought.
Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a racing car not called a racist?
There were no shortcuts, I realized. It took years of racing to build up the mind and body and character until a rider had logged hundreds of races and thousands of miles of road. I wouldn’t be able to win a Tour de France until I had enough iron in my legs, and lungs, and brain and Heart.
Women are racing all the time to try to have a perfect house and perfect kids and be a perfect cook. Men, somehow, for whatever reason, seem to be better able to pick and choose, to focus on things they like and that are important to them, and let the other things go.
I’ve lived out many of the dreams I had as a little girl, back when I was riding my pony, mucking stalls, feeding cows, aspiring to finally become a professional jockey and racing in stakes races on a worldwide stage.
The builder of the best racing car is not necessarily its best driver.
I love racing with the World of Outlaws.
Balance, or drivability, and the ability to accelerate while cornering are more important than maximum cornering power – every time. Until you reach teh top levels of professional motor racing you will achieve more results by optimizing the package that you have than by redesigning it.
My focus is definitely on the racing.
… the lead is now 6.9 seconds. In fact it’s just under 7 seconds
I bought my first horse when I was 15. I always loved racing and I started studying about breeding and I’ve been doing it now for 30 years, so I have some credibility.
Can you giggle while racing for your life and protecting a six-year-old? I can.
The competition in today’s world of racing is so tough.
But my passion is racing cars. It’s what I like to do in my off time.
You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle!
I once bought an old car back after I sold it because I missed it so much and I had forgotten that it never ran. It was a British racing car. You know, because I just wanted it back. I could only remember what was good about it
The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses.
It doesn’t matter if it’s cards, doesn’t matter if I am racing home from dinner or something, I just want to be the first to do it. That’s just kind of my mentality. That’s been my mentality for a long time. It’s kind of the way I was raised.
I am a racing driver and I am not just some guy who has had an accident and gone back to racing because that is what he enjoys.
I guess everybody saw it. It’s a deal where I’d been racing cars a long time and I knew going around the track the fender was on the tire hard.
In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends.
And this is the third place car about to lap the second place car.
Time has stopped; time is racing. Lochie’s lips are rough yet smooth, hard yet gentle. His fingers are strong: I feel them in my hair and on my neck and down my arms and against my back. And I never want him to let me go.
There’s a handful of racing things I’ve done where it was like, ‘Man, that was really stupid and embarrassing.’ But I don’t mind talking about them.
Marathoning is a metaphor for life, so there are a lot of parallels you can draw. I tell people to follow your dream, follow your heart, follow your passion, run your own race and believe in yourself. I think anybody who wants to succeed has to have passion. My love for this sport, you can’t instill it in someone else.
I’ve never had any issues with racism or racist people at the track for as long as I’ve been racing in NASCAR. All of that stuff that has happened to my face took place when I was coming up. And a lot of what I get now on social media is 13- and 14-year-old kids just trying to act tough. Well, I’ll call them out.
I don’t miss racing, but I miss the time to train every day, to do the workouts, because I’m busy with a lot of things now. But if I have space during my day, I want to have a good workout, because my main goal right now is to give all the experience I’ve had in my career back to young riders, to companies.
I think NASCAR racing comes down… to going for those last-lap passes, making those risky moves. That’s what makes drivers unique.
I think my love of cars came from my dad, when I was much younger. Before my dad spent all his money on my racing, he had some nice cars. And my grandfathers had nice cars.
When I’m racing, I’m thinking about my own race. I’m not thinking about anybody.
Racing is work, so that’s not a hobby.
I spent my whole childhood watching open-wheel racing. I spent years going to England and racing open wheel, coming back and racing open wheel. It’s been my world for 20 years and beyond that. For almost my whole life, I’ve been watching it. I watch it and I think I know how to do it.
[Formula One racing looking after Jackie Stewart in 1968] was not so intense and, yes, it was much more dangerous – what was definitely different back then was the level of safety.
Everyone at Michael Waltrip Racing is working hard to deliver great results to our owners, employees and sponsors. All organizations have a lot at stake each week as we are all measured by our performance and finishing position.
Sailing heart-ships through broken harbors out on the waves of the night, still the searcher must ride the dark horse racing alone in his fright.
Racing a thoroughbred grand prix car in front of a home crowd will be a surreal and mighty experience.
Though Washington had closed down for the holidays, the next day, December 26, a key message from Hanoi brought Kissinger racing back to his office. It was the signal the White House had anxiously been awaiting; it was also the day of one of the biggest raids by the giant B-52s.
We were racing at circuits where there were no crash barriers in front of the pits, and fuel was lying about in churns in the pit lane. A car could easily crash into the pits at any time. It was ridiculous.
Racing is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I love sports in general, love watching them, love going to games. I have a lot respect for athletes throughout a lot of different sports, but racing has always been what I wanted to do.
Your luck goes up and down like swings and roundabouts
I’ve always thought that travelling every day as a journalist on the Tour’s got to be harder than actually racing.
Why race? The need to be tested, perhaps; the need to take risks; and the chance to be number one.
During a race, it’s like I become a machine and the machine becomes a man. I talk to my cars, baby them, shout at them, praise them.
Enjoy the pregnancy, not racing ahead and relishing the moment. I think people see pregnancy as something to get over with, but every stage of becoming a mother is really special.
The testing levels have become ridiculous. All they show is contamination, and they have really put the trainers’ heads on the chopping blocks. It hurts racing.
We are racing toward a world of abundance, and we are going to be increasing the quality of life for everyone on this planet. The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.
One day you’re racing about the business of life, harried but vital, a part of its machinery. Then gradually but inexorably you are left out, until one day you find the machinery tearing along without you – and nobody even notices.
I’m forever gonna miss the start to the finish, the rush of racing downhill.
There’s Pam watching anxiously. She doesn’t look anxious though.
I have always loved music and singing, and I am open to listen to any type of music. Regardless of my mood, my heart is always set racing when I listen to opera. When I decide which music I want to hear, my choice is almost invariably an opera recording.
What matters to me is that I get the most out of myself and my racing.
We’ll always focus on making our racing safer and more competitive than ever before. We’ll never stop working on that.
My dad knew that if I wanted to make a career out of it, I needed to go to NASCAR rather than dirt racing. Personally, I like dirt racing a little bit more. It’s a little more fun.
I’m a casual F1 racing fan. I’m probably more of a stock car, NASCAR guy.
Be confident in the work you did to prepare for the race. Take a look back at your training logs to remind yourself that you’ve done everything possible to prepare. The race is the fun part where you get to see the hard work pay off. Enjoy it.
We’re going to do whatever it takes to bring that NASCAR style of racing on the track to full fruition. That’s simply what we have to do.
I think as a 20-year-old you expect life to always be easy. You get given a good hand and the chance to race in Formula One. You think the driver can make the difference, can make up for everything else within the team. But that is not the case. You are racing in such a competitive sport so that doesn’t happen.
When I decided to stop as a racing driver in 2015, I knew I wanted to continue with the challenge of competitive motorsport.
I looked at motor racing in America where at the Indy 500 the drivers are told ‘gentlemen start your engines’ and the crowd go wild because they know the race is about to start. I needed a hook and came up with ‘let’s get ready to rumble.’
Polo, racing and horse shows all are doing great work to help the farmer and rancher to raise better horses.
In racing, they say that your car goes where your eyes go. The driver who cannot tear his eyes away from the wall as he spins out of control will meet that wall; the driver who looks down the track as he feels his tires break free will regain control of his vehicle.
A good jockey doesn’t need orders and a bad jockey couldn’t carry them out anyway; so it’s best not to give them any.
I was always fascinated by speed… My father was always an enthusiast and once I found a passion in racing, I had something in common with him, so from my childhood onwards we spent a lot of time going to karting tracks and racing in the various categories.
I think the best way is to forget about racing people and just find territory that’s fresh.
I like being feminine, it’s my way of not conforming to the stereotype that if you’re a racing driver you don’t care how you look.
Jean Todt’s system will never succeed, not even with Michael Schumacher.
Thomas is racing for it, but McCovey is there and can’t get his glove to it. That play shows the inexperience, not on Thomas’ part, but on the part of Willie McC … well, not on McCovey’s part either.
And all Niki really has to do now is coast
Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison
I really thought my racing days were behind me but it is tough to give up something that has been a part of my life for so long and that I love so much.
Its always a little different, racing on your hometown track. It makes it more special.
I’m suited to harsh conditions, I don’t like racing in the heat.
When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it.
TO be racing in Formula One with Mclaren has been the ultimate goal for me. It’s a dream come true.
I had a hard time treating my field as if itвЂ™s horse racing, putting actors in competition against each other. I see how the industry and the studios feel itвЂ™s important, but I donвЂ™t really have a feeling for being in competition. I want to feel sympathetic and close to others, not opposed to them.
Racing is the constant search for the weakest link.
When I stopped racing, I kept being asked to comment on diversity in the sport but I really felt I had done my part.
As soon as you go off the racing line you go through all the dust and then have to spend time cleaning up your tires.
It’s very, very special for me. This is where I’ve grown up, it’s my home, and winning the Monaco Grand Prix is the highlight of any racing driver’s career and for me a childhood dream. It being my home makes it all the more special, unbelievable.
I don’t understand why everybody can’t remember how exciting the Daytona 500 has been over the years when Richard Petty and David Pearson and Darrell Waltrip ran just the three of them racing for the win. Why do you have to have 40 cars in a pack to say it’s exciting?
Motor racing can never be totally safe and it never should be in my opinion.
Nobody remembers the guy who finished second but the guy who finished second.
Times change, things move. F1 used to have customer cars years ago. You could buy a car from March or from Ferrari and go racing.
I don’t sleep much. I’m on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So, yeah, I think about everything.
Turbochargers are for people who cant build engines.
Racing’s very much like the world of acting. You have your front runners and you have guys that are there for the long race, and you have other guys that block for other people, that are called supporting and character actors. It’s all the same kind of situation.
I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.
From today I am no longer a racing driver. I’m retired and I am very happy.
There’s only one racing strategy that matters.It’s the one I run by: Get in the lead and don’t let anyone pass you.
After an era of everything being super-sized, who would have thought that major companies would be racing to market smaller, lower-calorie versions of their snacks and beverages – from half-sized candy bars to little, mini soda cans? We see it everywhere we go.
The racing driver’s mind has to have the ability to have amazing anticipation, coordination, and reflex. Because of the speed the car goes.
[Andrea De Cesaris is] the man who has won more Grands Prix than anybody else in the history of Grand Prix racing without actually winning one of them.
I feel like, with ski racing, you need to have a short memory. You crash all the time, and sometimes it’s a really bad one, but sometimes it’s not so bad.
I really don’t like to act. At the beginning, back in ’51, I had to force myself to stick with it. I was real uncomfortable, real uncomfortable.
Legalize racing in every State. Sure people will bet, but they get to see the horses run and you certain can’t see General Motors and General Electric and General Utility run when you bet on them.
Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built.
Yaar, television has become a very exhausting medium for actors now. It’s like you are racing against time in the race for TRPs, which can be very saturating.
I was always doing something physical. My brothers and I used to have handstand contests. We’d walk around the projects on our hands and see who could get the farthest. I was always playing football with them, basketball or racing in the street.
I know from sitting around with injuries how difficult life will be without racing and riding winners.
You know, there’s problems in racing, but it’s not Bob Baffert.
When I first started racing, my father said, “Win the race as slow as you can.
I’m going into my first Olympics, whereas people I’m racing against are going into their third and fourth and probably last Olympics. So there’s more pressure on them to perform. I’ve still got a whole future ahead of me. I am not even the Olympic champ.
I never had any financial support or sponsors, and so I always had to, at every level, prove myself the hard way. I was five years in Japan before I got my debut at Le Mans. And I think this is a humble way to get through as a racing driver.
It’s just racing. Sometimes you have difficult moments, and then you try to work hard, and you keep working hard, and you overcome the situation. It’s as simple as that.
And here comes Mika Hakkinen, double world champion twice over.
My progression into F1 came to represent so much more than a racing driver simply trying to reach the pinnacle of the sport. It was also the hope that finally there may again be a female on the starting grid.
I always knew about the risks I was taking. Every year, someone you knew was killed racing. You had to ask yourself, do you enjoy driving these cars so much that you’re prepared to take that risk?
If you are not allowed to defend, what’s racing about, then?
I enjoy racing historic motorcars from the ’50s and ’60s. The seed of my interest was planted when I was about 12 years old and took over my mother’s Morris Minor. I drove it around my father’s farm. But my favorite car is still a McLaren F1, which I have had for 10 years.
I am someone who places great value on the detail. That was always the case, even in my days as a racing driver.
When speed gets in the blood, one must drive to live.
I love street races; there’s something about racing in the middle of a city.
When you get to stock racing, you have to be a little more patient and ‘save your stuff’ to be there at the end.
Warnings about children being overscheduled, racing from one enriching activity to the next, first surfaced in the early 20th century.
At the end of the day I’m not racing for recognition, I’m not racing for popularity, that’s not who I am. I’m focused on the result and trying to get the best out of myself from a sporting capacity. That’s what really motivates me.
The best way to make a small fortune in racing is to start with a big one.
We secretly believe that if only we achieve some elusive goal – fitting into a pair of skinny jeans, or redoing our kitchen or getting that promotion – that it will make us happy. But the pain of our insecurity is hidden in all that racing around.
I don’t like to run, train, in groups. But racing, it’s the groups that are most inspiring to me. I love racing with 52,000 people. I don’t like training with any more than one person. Ever.
I know I’ll never feel that sensation of racing and winning again and that took a while to get used to. The Tour was a race I never thought I could lose.
It’s a big misconception that racing drivers aren’t fit. My trainer, who used to be a professional triathlete, equates the fitness level of the drivers to triathletes.
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life or death.
Racing is not what I like to do; it’s winning.
I love street races; theres something about racing in the middle of a city.
I think F1, ultimately, is man and machine at its absolute limit. It is modern day chariot racing.
Capsizes kind of go hand in hand with 49er racing. I’ve had four to five capsizes in races and still won the event. It’s just the nature of this type of sailing.
I think I will not follow all the races, even in 2020 I am already considering eventually skipping some of the racing in the last part of the season starting from Turkey.
It’s funny because when there’s something written about me in Velonews or Cyclingnews, the headline isn’t “the other” Armstrong; its Armstrong wins another race. With Lance in retirement, everyone I know goes to those sites because they think Lance is racing again.
It’s all about racing on the track.
Winning is about heart, not just legs. It’s got to be in the right place.
Once we started racing, my dad had his own industrial cleaning business about twenty minutes from the house, so we kept our race cars there.
When the race to develop becomes more furious as the Championship progresses, the racing will get better too, improving the entire experience for the fans.
I fought my grandfather like you wouldn’t believe. I went my own way and decided to become a racing driver. I don’t think I would ever have fought as hard as I did if my grandfather had been a reasonable person.
A mediocre season for Nelson Piquet as he is now known and always has been.
I always thought, if I wasn’t racing, one of my dream jobs would be as a scout, going town to town and trying to find bands in all these little dive bars. That would be so much fun, discovering music that way as opposed to from your phone.
I tend to compete every weekend with racing so I’m very busy training for both. The travelling is a lot but I have been living this lifestyle so long now that I am used to it. I am so busy the only proper rest I get is when I’m sitting on the plane.
If you had 25 races or 20 races, something like that, there’d be more of a demand for the race ticket. I think you’d probably see better racing because of it, too, honestly. Because the less chances we have to get wins, the more aggressive we’re going to be.
When you are racing in an able-bodied competition, you’re all equal and you go out there and try your best, and that’s what counts.
We broke something, I think it was traction.
So much of writing is discovery. Sometimes I feel like a rat in a maze, trying to discover the way out. My little heart is beating, and I’m racing down a path thinking, this is the route, it will get me there, as I turn this way and then that.
Racing is dangerous, but I’ve been in a lot worse situations as a pipe fitter.
Never ever doubt in magic.
I’m basically a marketing director, a CEO and a racing driver all in one, because I have to understand why brands would want to partner with me and sponsor me and give me the support I need to race, because if I don’t have the money I don’t race.
I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. If you bash the ball too hard, you get nowhere. As you handle the cue properly, you drive with more finesse.
Think of lab rats racing through a maze, when you watch the sub-intelligent, dual-panel ‘dialogue’ conducted on the teli. Each rat runs with a designated, neatly bifurcated (Republican or Democratic) political orthodoxy. Each is a ‘maze-bright’ rat, and not the possessor and giver of any truth.
Fish slowly and thoroughly. Haste never paid dividends. Never wory about the fellow ahead of you. If you start racing to get ahaead of him, he’ll probably try to beat you, and from then on it will be nothing but a foot-race instead of a contemplative and inspiring recreation.
When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible.
Air racing may not be better than your wedding night, but it’s better than the second night.
Newman’s first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you’re upside down.
Boxing is not brutal, it’s an art – God has gifted me with incredible handspeed as a tool to be used – what else am I supposed to do but fight? There ain’t no hand-racing competitions.
I’ve been racing a long time, and I realize you go through good streaks and bad streaks.
All in all, racing with lift and coast is actually harder.
If horse racing is the sport of kings, then drag racing must be the sport of queens.
I always wanted to be a racing driver. Even if it was not F1, it would be something else.
The unwillingness to accept anything short of victory, that underlying fury, is the fundamental building block of my bottomless motivation to succeed. It is my credo in all that I do in life from battling cancer to bicycle racing.
How smartly September comes in, like a racing gig, all style, no confusion.
If the Indy Racing League didn’t have the Indianapolis 500, do you think it would have lasted more than six months? No chance.
I don’t play racing games, unless it’s ‘Mario Kart.
Sitting beside the pool is fine for two weeks, but after that I think it’d be quite hard to live with – so I need to keep racing.
I’m a racing driver and I need to race, that’s what I do.
You know, when my dad was a racing fan in Australia he would follow Jack Brabham and sometimes only hear if he won two days after a race – when the result finally appeared in his newspaper. These days I can tweet something and it’s all over the world in seconds.
When I was drafted by the Colts, Indianapolis was a basketball and a car racing town, but it didn’t take long for the Colts to convert the city and state of Indiana into football evangelists.
To have my mind racing and my heart beating fast over glorious possibilities is very close to the summit of life experience for me.
You know I have about the same interest in jewelry as I have in politics, horse racing, modern poetry, and women who need weird excitement вЂ“ none.
I know this much about racing in the rain. I know it is about balance. It is about anticipation and patience… [it is also] about the mind! It is about owning one’s body… It is about believing that you are not you; you are everything. And everything is you.
I saw these little trucks that I was obsessed with, and my dad got me one for my eighth birthday. That was the start of my racing career.
Mansell can see him in his earphone.
There’s something special about racing in real streets. The ‘artificial’ circuits have a certain sameness to them. But every race conducted on real streets has a character of its own – Barcelona, Monaco, and now Long Beach.
My horse was so late getting home, he tiptoed into the stable.
There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing because you are up there one minute and on your backside the next.
She felt as if she had been running, and had created a hill and was racing down the other side, and there was no stopping now. Gravity was taking her where she had to go. “But — everyone cares about something. Don’t they?
There have been other tracks that separated the men from the boys. This is the track that will separate the brave from the weak after the boys are gone.
The only sport I’m not interested in is horse racing. That’s because I don’t know the horses personally.
One of my greatest pleasures in motor racing is qualifying. You have loads of freedom from pushing a lap the whole way. I’ve always been very good in qualifying in the past; everything I’ve done, I’ve got pole positions.
Different people have different reasons for racing, but one is simply the incentive to get out and run, increase mileage and feel good.
I’m a car fanatic and each morning I wake up with a smile on my face, whether I’m commentating on the Formula One or at Silver Hatch racetrack in Roary the Racing Car.
When you start thinking you may get hurt, it’s time to get out of racing.
I can’t remember ever racing without any pressure.
Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
It’s hard to fall asleep after a game. I often go to sleep at 4 A. M. because I’m thinking about the game and my mind is racing.
The funny thing is that people see one film like ‘Racing Stripes’ or ‘Ice Princess’ and all of a sudden, slip me into this category of ‘that’s what she’s always involved in.’
When I said I wanted to get back racing my dream was to be an F1 driver. I didn’t know how realistic that was going to be until I’d driven again.
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.
We’ve always said that it doesn’t say ‘Daniel Ricciardo Racing’ or ‘Max Verstappen Racing’ – it says Red Bull Racing.
I’ve always had a fascination with cars and racing, not that I’ve ever competed.
I’ve always said that racing in New York is performing on the big stage.
I used to like Dick Francis novels as a kid, who was like Enid Blyton but based around horses, and he’d write about the skulduggery of the racing world.
I really want to thank Red Bull Racing and Dr. Helmut Marko for the confidence they have in me.
Racing has its ups and downs, but the ups make up for the downs.
Determination is number one! You have to be trained physically. You have to have a good mental attitude – wanting it and enjoying the thrill of going fast. There is a certain level of aggression with competing at professional racing level but you have to control it as it is a high reaction, fast sport.
As the son of a racing car designer and mechanical engineer, I was exposed to motorsports from day one.
My uncertain temper is cooling, as is my sense of racing against time to accomplish the things I want to. I don’t have to go anywhere or see anyone I don’t want to now, and it is a glorious feeling!
I was 25 when I stopped racing, I loved the teamwork and I wanted to apply what I knew about it into building and running a team.
I spent two years working on building sites, working on the railways as a guard and in a racing stable, exercising racehorses. I learnt to build relationships. The experience of not being stuck in some middle-class bubble taught me things that being at university hadn’t.
Things are pretty good for NASCAR with our TV agreements behind us and so forth. For us it’s focusing on putting the best events and tightest racing that we can, making improvements on the track and investing in the amenities and fan experience.
When I started racing my father told me, ‘Cristiano, nobody has three balls but some people have two very good ones.’
Brundle is driving an absolutely pluperfect race.
I like getting together with friends and just making fun of ourselves and stupid things I’ve done or I’ve seen them do – and good races we’ve had together. When I go home to California, I always talk to my go-kart friends about when we were racing at Red Bluff or Cycleland.
Obesity is racing through America, everywhere. It’s high time someone spent some money to do something about it.
That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life it.
There have been some ups and downs. I’ve not always had it my own way. That’s the way racing is supposed to be.
Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.
I’ve been around racing a fairly long time, but when it comes to the important issues, I’m happy to let others make the big decisions.
Being married has helped my racing.
In the rest of the world though, particularly in Europe, the most popular form of racing is not stock cars. It`s not NASCAR. It doesn`t look anything like NASCAR. It`s Formula 1.
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
With racing, there’s not one thing you need to be really strong at, it’s a combination. You need a good base of cardio, good core, good neck strength. I think core and neck are the most important, but it’s certainly not my favourite. Neck training is pretty boring.
Running an airline is a normal job. Racing is more.
The racing is quite boring, sometimes. It’s hard to see how it pulls in fans.
My mind is always racing, and always going and always working, and it’s a gift and a curse.
Just competing in the Brazilian GP is a dream for all Brazilian racing drivers. I remember sitting in the grandstands when I was a kid, watching Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and even Rubens Barrichello. After that, to race there in Formula One is a feeling that is hard to explain.
Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.
We’re all hoping to drop at least a few seconds in the finals. There’s a lot of girls that didn’t even swim this morning that will be racing us tonight, so we are going to be in the mindset that we are still just as fresh.
We want to get more women into the sport, whether that be marshals, volunteers, engineers, female racing drivers. We want to open up the sport and show there’s opportunities out there.
The racing team is the most important thing in the world to me. It’s where all my eggs are fully in that basket. I go dance and do TV to try to make that world more important.
If I’m out trailriding, I have a favorite motorcycle. Riding on the road, I’ve got a favorite. If I’m jumping, I have a favorite, and if I’m racing, I have a favorite.
As a teenager, I developed a great interest in not only horse breeding but also horse racing and used to bet based on red-hot tips. I realized that becoming a bookmaker would be very lucrative, but Dad put his foot down, saying it was an inappropriate career.
I like to do from racing my radio control cars to doing work at the zoo to poems to the TV show. There are a lot of things that I like to involve myself with, but I have a pretty packed schedule nine times out of ten. I have a good sense of working things in at the same time so that I can get all my hobbies in line.
My African-American friends thought it was cool that I was racing. It’s not like we had any role models out there to look up to, so everyone understood I was doing something very different.
Because it was my decision to stop racing, I feel fine not being a driver anymore.
Offering multiple games to reach such a broad audience is a great way to create awareness about horse racing. Obviously, my favorite is the jockey game. It’s very realistic.
Fitness will be a major factor in the first race and I think that will play into the hands of drivers who have been racing recently, rather than people like me who haven’t raced properly for a decade. I’am not one of the favourites to start with.
The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.
If you spend all of your time racing ahead to the future, you’re liable to discover you’ve left a great present behind.
Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track, and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey, and you go to jail.
I think you’re certainly going to see much closer racing. But, no, these are very good teams in the IRL. I just can’t stress how competitive they all are and how close it’s going to be.
I know when there’s lots of stuff racing around in my head it can be hard to sleep and stay asleep. And one of the biggest things that used to keep me awake at night was worrying about my gender and sexuality.
There are four different cars filling the first four places.
I probably work harder, putting in a lot of time and effort, than a lot of drivers because all I think about, and all I do, is to do with racing, trying to make myself a better driver.
Why should any guy want to be only friends with a girl? ItвЂ™s like agreeing to be near a chocolate cake and never eat it. ItвЂ™s like sitting in a racing car but not driving it.
The recent actions by Kyle Busch are not consistent with the values of M&M’S and we’re very disappointed. Like you, we hold those who represent our brand to a higher standard and we have expressed our concerns directly to Joe Gibbs Racing.
I think there are so many activities going on, like mountaineering. You know, you would pay good money not to have to do that, and yet there are people racing out who want to spend their spare time clambering up rocks.
Making ski racing fun and engaging for kids and families is an exciting opportunity and a real passion of mine.
The potential elite runner must realize that hard means hard, easy means easy and they must patiently seek out what combinations work for them. They have to learn to be persistent and patient with their training and racing.
Calling home a close finish – And the judge has called for a photo, appropriately for the Bonusprint Sirenia Stakes.
‘Lost Vikings’ and ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing’ were pretty critical games to us. We got some acclaim as a result, some video gaming awards. Those are the games that impressed Davidson and Associates and led to the merger talks.
The best classroom of all times was about two car lengths behind Juan Manuel Fangio.
What sets these – and all – racers apart from less daredevilish mortals is their complete lack of fear and their joy of doing something on the edge. They love to speed because it is dangerous.
Sailboat racing becomes a game of chance only when you are not prepared
Driving in Chicago wins over New York; people are so fast. It’s almost like there’s a subliminal street racing culture here. They drive like comic book characters.
And there’s the man in the green flag!
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.
For the last seven years, I have been racing the best in the world and making my way through the ranks. I am in that spot where I have got a real opportunity to produce something. I am not going to take it for granted because I know those guys will step it up.
In racing you’re not going to win every week, and we understand that.
I’m lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife.
Dating means two things; disillusionment or a racing heart.
Your perception of racing needs to be fine-tuned
I’ll play some ‘UFC,’ ‘Call of Duty’ sometimes too. What else I play? I play some racing games.
I grew up in the North of England at a time when Stirling Moss was a hero. Everyone wanted to be a racing driver.
Sometimes it takes time to find people in the sport who share the same opinions and approach to racing as me.
I have never been ready 100% even when I have been racing on my, let’s say, gold times.
You are going in one second the length of a football field. That means your brain is receiving information from your body what your car is doing physically, bumping, balance, performance.
So much in life seems inflexible and unchangeable, and part of the joy of running and especially racing is the realization that improvement and progress can be achieved.
Every time I jump in the car I feel very happy. Racing is what I love to do and I am very lucky I can do it.
If someone said to me that you can have three wishes, my first would have been to get into racing, my second to be in Formula 1, my third to drive for Ferrari.
I saw MotoGP on TV first, before I saw F1 and other types of car racing. It’s what I got more into. It was cool, there was good, exciting racing.
Money, horse racing and women: three things the boys just can’t figure out.
If I really had a true racing hero, I would say it’s Tony Stewart, who I’ve always believed to be the best race car driver ever.
I think I have experience in rowing, and that has given me some ability to go about racing. I’m lucky genetically. I have a good VO2 max – I can hold a lot of air in my lungs – and that definitely helps.
I think racing and riding are two different elements of cycling. You either want to or not depending on what you want to get out of it.
Relationships are like a dance, with visible energy racing back and forth between the partners. Some relationships are the slow, dark dance of death.
We all know the guy who sits at the end of the local bar telling the story of how he threw the winning touchdown pass in High School. I don’t want to be that guy. Racing gives us all the chance to be athletes again.
If we fail to provide boys with pro-social models of the transition to adulthood, they may construct their own. In some cases, gang initiation rituals, street racing, and random violence may be the result.
I definitely feel like I’m carrying on the legacy of the Scott family. What Wendell had to go through was extremely difficult, but he kept racing, kept fighting. Part of him will be with me when I’m out on the track.
All of my free time is made up of motor sports endeavors, be them motorcycles or off-road racing or track days. I just love anything with an engine. That is one of my main loves. Obviously, my other well-known love is Kristen Bell.
It’s been nice to hang out with my friends in the sprint car world just because a lot of drivers in the sprint car racing community are some of my best friends.
Racing has become more show time; we’ve got to have something new to create interest in the sport.
Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
I’ve had a lot of success over the years racing in New York, but the main point is that I feel the marathon is a different event, a lot more my event.
I haven’t fully moved over to the iPad. At any given time, I have about four DVDs in my pocket. I’m constantly screening ‘Top Chef,’ ‘Housewives,’ and all the other shows we have in development, racing to meet a deadline. So I pretty much bring my laptop everywhere.
It is weird because a lot of people don’t realise, I would struggle for budget. There are moments with the people I work with sit there and think what have we got to do to make people realise that if Billy doesn’t get sponsorship he won’t be racing.
Our first console game was ‘RPM Racing.’ We started and released that project in that same year we founded the company, 1991.
Failures are much more dramatic than successes, and people like drama. I think this is why automobile races draw such crowds. People expect spectacular crashes, which we tend to find more interesting than cars just racing around the track. The same is true of bridges, buildings, or any structure or machine.
Back when I was racing go-karts, I would be a complete jokester. I’d crack up with the guys around me, I just was horsing around with everyone. But as soon as we got our go-karts to the grid and I put on my helmet, my daddy always used tell me, ‘You turn into a completely different person.’
I’m always nervous. If I wasn’t nervous, it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It’s part of the routine, and I accept it. It means I’m there and I’m ready.
Horse racing is animated roulette.
When I was a boy, one of my favorite places to go was a pine-filled hollow high on the mountain behind our house. It was a place where the industrial song of Coalwood subsided. I would sit on a dead log and listen to nothing except the beating of my own heart and the thoughts racing through my head.
There is clearly this gene inside me or this thing inside me that I’ve always had in my blood. I don’t know, but since very little I’ve always wanted to be in racing cars, and that was without knowing who my dad was and what he was doing for a living.
If we get rid of greyhound racing it will mean job losses and fewer people coming to West Virginia.
When you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9,000 rpm, that’s bad.
It is a responsibility to be who you are and not let this sport [racing] change you and not let the good runs and success or the bad runs change you. You’ve got to be the same person all the time.
At the start of each year I sit down and look at both calendars and plan it that way. Obviously sometimes there are some overlaps but I have to be organised. At the moment motor racing is taking precedence and I have been quite lucky this year in picking and choosing.
All types of racing costs a lot of money no matter what you’re doing.
And Damon Hill is following Damon Hill.
Also, when I started racing he knew a lot of people and it was more easy for me to find the first bike, so I have a good chance for sure.
For obstacle racing, you wanna be as light, lean, and fast as possible. So, if I lift a lot of weights, I’m gonna be a little bit heavier, which will make it harder for me to hold myself up.
We don’t do things we aren’t good at by nature. I wouldn’t play basketball because I’m only 5′ 1″. Find what you enjoy – whether it’s racing, flying a helicopter, being a doctor, or stitching clothes together. Once you’ve done that, you have the passion you need.
I stopped because I was tired of always racing.
I’m happier than I’ve ever been in life. Happy with my life outside of racing. Really happy with my life inside the garage.
There are many different types of prioritites in Motor Racing, the first…being how much you are willing to sacrifice in order to get to where you want to go.
I’m competitive in everything I do. And that started young. Heck, I started racing bicycles when I was 3.
The tires are called wets, because they’re used in the wet. And these tires are called slicks, because they’re very slick.
I found my interest lapse in both acting and racing.
I grew up racing off-road trucks. They were on road courses with jumps. I made a name for myself in that style of racing.
The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anywayвЂ”even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know thatвЂ™s not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.
I wanted to put a really good kids’ racing bike out there for kids under 14: 10-year-olds, eight-year-olds, right down to balance bikes for kids.
I am not the kind of designer who is racing to the finish line, so while collaborations are important for our growth, each and every one has to be strategic and well-timed with what we have going on internally.
Some younger drivers didn’t grow up seeing racing as being dangerous. They break their little finger, and they are surprised. It’s like, ‘Be happy it’s only that.’
In NASCAR, you don’t have to be as physically strong as in some other forms of racing. You’ve just got to be able to endure the heat and endurance of it.
I saw Lotus F1 racing as the best choice for me to progress my career, after considering several other options that were available to me.
Jean Alesi is 4th and 5th.
Half of the time, I’m walking around a construction site, then I’m transitioning into the evening, having drinks with the girlfriends or meeting with my husband and then racing back home to put the kids to bed. I have less time, so I’m a much more efficient decision maker.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
My life was hurrying, racing tragically toward its end. And yet at the same time it was dripping so slowly, so very slowly now, hour by hour, minute by minute. One always has to wait until the sugar melts, the memory dies, the wound scars over, the sun sets, the unhappiness lifts and fades away.
A horse doesn’t know whether the rider on his back wears a dress or pants away from the track.
I want to have a positive influence on the sport of horse racing.
It is unnatural for drivers and team members to be sitting on their hands when we would usually be racing.
The best bet for the horses would be to stop betting on the Derby and other horse races, and to stop breeding, racing and killing thoroughbreds altogether
I want to keep pushing the limits to see whatвЂ™s possible. ThatвЂ™s the nice thing about ski racing – no one is stopping you from going faster.
The gap between the two cars is 0.9 of a second, which is less than one second
But so far, you know who’s been violating the nuclear nonproliferation pact day and night? Those who signed it. Iran, Iraq, Libya and Iran violates it while calling for Israel’s destruction and racing to develop atomic weapons to that end.
I hate losing. It doesn’t matter if it’s racing or playing Ping-Pong – I hate it.
There are no team orders within Red Bull Racing, other than that the drivers should race each other with respect.
Footballers are kept in such a bubble that horse racing is a release.
We share information really well together ГѓВўГўВ‚В¬ГўВЂВќ all the teams do ГѓВўГўВ‚В¬ГўВЂВќ and we give each other racing room, … It’s fun to race with Matt and these other guys. Man, it’s just unbelievable that our cars run this good.
It’s not really about the competition. Your biggest challenge in a race is yourself. You’re often racing against time. You’re frequently running everything through your mind. You’re always competing against preconceived ideas. It’s not really the person next to you that you worry about.
Imagine how different a world might be if more leaders took time to ponder the finality of death before racing off to war.
My father instilled in me a love for racing.
I think that when we were younger, the fact of knowing our uncle Derrike won the Daytona 500. We were racing go-karts then, and I think that really kind of motivated us.
After I finished racing in the United States, I received a lot of criticism for being dangerous, a little bit stupid, insane, you name it.
When you win a race your on top that day, so take it for what its worth, have a good time and party, cause the next day when you get out of bed, the meter goes back to zero again.
The racing driver needs to be fed a diet of other racing drivers.
I want your hands on my head.вЂќ I nod and edge back to make room for him. вЂњDoes it calm your racing thoughts?вЂќ He shakes his head, then takes my hand and spreads it open over his wide chest, his voice textured as he traps my gaze with his. вЂњIt calms me here.
Racing has reached the point where it is pricing the young driver, no matter his talent, out of the game.
I attribute being a good center fielder to many things, but being outside with friends as a kid, running around and racing, that was a big part of it.
If you don’t know where you’re going, stop racing to get there. — from Just Desert by M. T. Anderson
Street circuits mean that we are racing in the centre of roads that people use everyday, which is very cool for drivers, but it also makes it very easy to make a mistake, which adds more excitement for fans.
I started racing BMX when I was five years old. I followed in my brother’s footsteps, and I was a little tomboy. When I came into the sport, there wasn’t many women. I raced with the boys; I looked up to the boys, and all my mentors were boys.
We didn’t have rest days or weekends because we had to get ready as fast as possible, so we could beat the Americans, who were also racing to send a woman into space.
I like horse racing but I’m not an All-Star in horse racing. I’m an All-Star fan in horse racing.
I want to be up front racing.
And I know how he feelsвЂ”itвЂ™s so good it hurts. I think IвЂ™m going to die from happiness. I think IвЂ™m going to die from pain. Time has stopped; time is racing.
I have never been ready 100% even when I was racing in my gold times.
Short-circuit racing is full of health and safety, but the reason I ride a motorbike is because of the danger, and there is no place more dangerous than the TT.
Any horse can win on any given day.
Racing is bulging at the seams with pure nutball characters, men who can drink more, screw more, fight more, laugh more, joke more, than practically any collection of people in the world.
The excitement of automobile racing did not compare with what I knew must come with aeroplane fighting in France.
And I guess the thing that I really sort of rely on in me is that I love racing and I love competing and so I know that you know when the time comes and the pressure’s on and I have to swim well, I’m sort of able to pull it out and sort of get the best out of myself.
I feel like in the races I watched before I got to NASCAR, nobody ran like right next to the wall. And I feel like since I’ve gotten here, a lot more people do now. I don’t know if it’s the way the cars drive or the tracks age or what, but I feel like I’ve had a part in changing the style of NASCAR racing a little bit.
I can assure you that most of the drivers have a lot of things they’d like to do, but racing keeps them from doing that. We’re so restricted because of our long season. We have a one-and-a-half-month period where we get to do what we want – that’s shorter than any other sport. It makes it tough, for sure.
Surfing big waves is not an extreme sport to me. I fall off, tumble down, and come up. My heart’s racing because I’m thinking I almost drowned, and I thank God I can breathe again, but I always think, ‘What am I hitting?’ Water.
I have never been to Ladies’ Day at the Grand National. I’ve never been to any day there, truth be told, and unless they introduce a Scruffy People Who Believe Horse Racing to Be Deeply Cruel Day and pay me to attend I can’t see that changing.
I was always fast; I was always racing guys that were older than me and beating them, so I always had speed. I was able to make good cuts at a young age, on the side of the house with my dad, going through different plays, working on cuts and stuff like that.
CART is one of the safest racing series in the world.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.
Racing does to white guys what movies do to black guys.
I love cycling. I am going to keep racing as hard as I can until this body doesn’t allow me to any more.
I ski to win. When the day comes that I can’t get myself into a fighting mood anymore, I won’t be able to win and I’ll stop racing.
I just bought a Lambourghini, I’m not even into racing with a windshield full of tickets cause I live right by the station.
My grandfather was very into horse racing, and I found some of his old journals and got into it from there. It has a lot of parallels to skiing. It’s a fun lifestyle, being around the racetrack.
Every racing driver in the world dreams of making it to F1, there’s only 22 spots on the grid.
No wonder women have achieved a more equal footing with men in areas they never fought for — ulcers, hypertension, and heart attacks. We’re racing around trying to be all things to all people, burdened by a brutal mix of ambition, anxiety, and guilt.
I will drive flat out all the time. I love racing.
I didn’t think I was ever going to be a Cup driver. When I was a kid, before I started racing in the Xfinity Series, I thought that I was never going to get a chance, and then, if I did, I wasn’t going to run well enough to maintain that opportunity and keep progressing.
If NASCAR racing gets any more exciting, I may not be able to stand it.
And now Jacques Laffitte is as close to Surer as Surer is to Laffitte
As the time goes by, you change, your learn new things, your attitude is different. For the moment, I’m still enjoying ski racing so much that it would be difficult for me to think about ending my career.
You can’t really learn, not in car racing. You have to make your own mistakes.
We have a very good relationship with Renault. They treat us with absolute parity to the works team, and there is a very good collaboration between Renault engineers and Red Bull Racing engineers.
My mind is always racing with ideas or things I should be doing.
I do not speak the English so good, but then I speak the driving very well.
Americans don’t pay much attention to environmental issues, because they aren’t sexy. I mean, cleaning up coal plants and reining in outlaw frackers is hugely important work, but it doesn’t get anybody’s pulse racing.
For me to train and get ready for racing, I can’t just sit in the gym all the time and that’s the way it is. Responsibility starts and stops with me. My main gig is grand prix driving, that’s what I do and I need to keep that in the forefront of my mind.
For my career, I wouldn’t go racing if I didn’t enjoy it. I still need to have my say, and not just get put with a team and get told to deal with it.
Racing is the only time I feel whole.
But since we’ve been fighting for first or second place, it’s grabbed the media’s attention. I enjoy racing them. They are a good team and when you beat them it’s something to be proud of.
I never collected cars as a financial thing; I wanted to go racing, so I chose the cars I wanted to go racing with. Like the Ferrari 250 GTO. I bought it because it absolutely fulfilled everything I wanted from a car.
When I was younger, all of my family’s money went into racing. We were never a stylish family. We never went shopping, because all the money went into buying tires and fuel and all of that.
This will be the racing competition to end all racing competitions, .. I am extremely pleased to be working with Electronic Arts on this exciting opportunity giving music and gaming fans the chance to live the Need for Speed TM experience.
Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games.
There’s enough Ferraris here to eat a plate of spaghetti.
Many of the technologies that are now racing ahead most rapidly, replacing human workers in factories and offices with machines, making stockholders richer and workers poorer, are indeed tending to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth.
It makes great conversation to discuss what’s wrong with open-wheel racing today.
Everything we do needs to be geared toward making the sport [auto racing] more accessible to the fans – the rules of the sport, how the race plays itself out, how people qualify into the races – everything needs to be as easy to understand as possible.
I am a racer. I’m not a race car driver. I am a racer. I race. That’s what I do. I don’t go on vacations. I don’t take my family on vacations because I don’t have a family. My family is the racing family.
I believe there is room in the market for a daily driver that embodies all the attributes of the best track racing car and the comfort of a luxurious sports car.
Ask me about the challenge of becoming as good at music as I am at motorsport, and I have to say: my career has been racing, and I don’t plan on music becoming my next career.
We wreck a few times a year, we’re not getting hit in the head as much as football players, but concussions still happen in our form of racing.
Racing runs in the blood of my family and my dream was to do the Dakar one day.
I have stood in a bar in Lambourn and been offered, in the space of five minutes, a poached salmon, a leg of a horse, a free trip to Chantilly, marriage, a large unsolicited loan, ten tips for a ten-horse race, two second-hand cars, a fight, and the copyright to a dying jockey’s life story.
With racing, you never rest on your laurels, and there are no counterfeits.
I’ve driven for A. J. Foyt, now the Andrettis, and my NASCAR team is Richard Childress Racing, which is one of the greats in that sport.
I love F1, the cars and the speed. I love the race in Monaco for example, because there’s such a special atmosphere on the streets and also, the race is very technical. I’m a big racing fan in general, so I’d love to try the cars.
Ill never be as good an actor as I want to be….but I’ll be good.
I didn’t know that you could race your bike until after college. I didn’t know anything about cycling except that I rode my bike from class to class or to my friend’s house. But here I am an athlete, I ran, I played soccer, I swam and people are riding their bikes and racing them? I had never seen a bike race.
I love attacking and racing aggressively, and obviously it’s a big bonus when you’re making an attack and you look around and you see the guys making faces because they’re in pain, that just gives you that extra little percent to make them hurt even more.
I live within the vivid colors of my imagination, soaring with rainbow-feathered birds, racing the desert winds on horseback, wrapped in ancient tribal jewels, dancing with mythical tigers in steamy jungles.
Second place is just the first place loser.
I know it can be dangerous, but I love racing. I worry my wife, but she knows it’s important to me.
Racing is not football or baseball or basketball where you can do it yourself. If you’re good in high school, you just shine. (But in racing) you have to have a family behind you.
You don’t see guys being compared with other guys, you base people on your roots in racing. You would think I’d get more compared with people who do dirt racing.
You can’t make a racehorse out of a pig. But if you work hard enough at it you can make a mighty fast pig.
The next time you find yourself racing quickly down the street, know that you’re not only running to your next appointment, you are literally running from contact with your truest feelings, deepest needs and most valuable insights.
Even though people involved in racing think that it has a big sporting stage, it is a minority sport compared to some of the other high-profile events: football, Formula One or golf.
Beside the brand-ambassador elements of the modern racing driver, the evolution of the athlete has mandated that as drivers, we are very committed to fitness.
Drag racing has played a big role in In-N-Out’s history, and it is also an important part of my family history.
Ayrton Senna was an extraordinary racing driver. His skills, craft, subtlety and courage were of such magnitude that he dwarfed his generation of drivers.
I love to feel a racing car around me, to feel the way it holds me.
I love to make it do all that it was built to do, and then a little bit more.
I love to make it do all that it was built to do, and then a little bit more.
New nemeses keep racing fresh, but I also find challenge in going longer, with only the distance as foe. I run my first 50-mile race, journey across the Grand Canyon and back, circumnavigate Mount St. Helens.
The way money goes so fast these days, they should paint racing stripes on it.
The price for men in motion is the occasional collision.
Ski racing is probably the least guaranteed sport out there. It’s really rare when the favorites win.
My mind is always racing, and always going and always working, and it’s a gift and a curse.
The time to be upset is during the race, when you can actually do something about it. Nothing could be done now. A thousand times I’d told them: the key to racing is to come off the water regretting nothing.
I think our dad and our mom have always told us that in racing we’re a team, and we work together, and that’s how it’s always been, and I think that’s how it’s always going to be.
Get every candidate to wear a NASCAR racing suit when they go debate; this way we can see how their sponsors really are.
I’m an avid collector of toys. I got everything. Name it. From the Easy Bake Oven to Barbies to every TV show doll, racing cars… I’ve been collecting since I was a little kid.
Don’t get me wrong: I’ve had a lot of fortune, to come where I’ve come from, to be able to move to Europe, to go racing. But I had that fortune behind me. I grabbed it with both hands, and I made the best of it.
When thought races ahead of Being, a civilization is racing towards destruction.
I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world.
I have a lot of great racing memories growing up in Europe as a young boy – playing with car parts on my dad’s desk, watching the races on Sunday afternoons to try and spot him on TV, even having the chance to go to Formula 1 races where he was working.
I was really into motocross. I started racing when I was 10 years old and did very, very well. That was my dream, if anything, more than drumming.
My grandfather’s name is Victor but I’ve always called him Poppy George – I have no idea why! He loved racing Renault rally cars and passed that passion on to my father, Richard.
But I have to say I’m incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there’s not many races where I’ve honestly left the track feeling that we’ve executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class.
I’m full of restlessness. Not lonely, exactly – my head is racing with ideas. But it is that old treacherous feeling that real life is happening somewhere else, and I’m left out.
What idiocy, to racing into this story and its labyrinths, sprinting away from our happiness among the fresh spring grasses by the oak.
The GTO is such an important car because it’s a racing car and a touring car and that’s pretty unusual.
I can tell you I preferred my era. Yes, they make much more money now but I preferred my cycling. The passion for racing. I like more racing. Now riders they train all the time. Not so much racing.
My horse’s jockey was hitting the horse. The horse turns around and says “Why are you hitting me, there is nobody behind us!”
What I know is when the racing is tighter and there’s more passing, there’s just more excitement and more contact and more things that happen. That’s kind of what NASCAR is all about.
Racing amuses me.
Things you don’t expect come up, and you have to adapt. You can’t let it throw you off. You have to cope. Those are all really valuable skills, in life and racing.
That’s what I love about running – I feel like we all celebrate each other. Even if you’re racing somebody at the finish, it’s like you’re in it together.
New parents will feel that euphoric high where they feel like their mind is racing and they can’t sleep. But its important to take quiet moments when you can. Even if you can t get a full sleep, just resting and calming yourself can be so useful.
I think with racing, you never stop improving. If you want to improve, you will.
Like everyone else, I don’t want it to get too far away from the racing because as time progresses, we’re trying to get new fans and still keep the old fans and we’ve still got to have the racing.
Just about any story we think about doing, whether we’ve read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth – by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene
Do I care about what men say at the race track? No, not at all. I’ve always said I race for me, because I love racing. I don’t race to prove a point about how well a woman can do against men on the track.
I had a bike as a kid, and when I worked in Manhattan – I had a 10-speed – I rode from downtown to 68th and Madison for my day job. I knew about fighting traffic, but nothing about racing.
I’ve been in one Derby, and this is my third Belmont. But I’ve never thought of the fact that I haven’t won a Triple Crown race. I’m not like that. I always look at the sunshine of things.
I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign. However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing.
In this country, the most popular form of car racing is the huge multibillion dollar industry that`s called stock car racing. That`s what NASCAR is. That`s what the SC stands for in the middle of NASCAR, Stock cars.
I work six months and get three or four with the family. I’ve stopped racing to get to the red light.
When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.
In the last three years of racing I’ve met as many women fans as men fans, and in NASCAR it’s the same thing. My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn’t have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.
This is what I have heard at last the wind in December lashing the old trees with rain unseen rain racing along the tiles under the moon wind rising and falling wind with many clouds trees in the night wind.
My son is racing his first 24-hour this year with Porsche.
And the first five places are filled by five different cars.
I think the one that’s going to be the hardest to make into a film is the one that’s probably going to be made into a film, which is ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain.’ I mean, it’s narrated by a dog. How do you do that? But hopefully we’ll get to see.
Charlotte is a place I always enjoy racing.
Once in a great while I miss the racing, the feeling of winning. That rush. That adrenaline.
This is racing. There is going to be twists and turns. You’re going to be dealt setbacks.
I think I’m drawn to people who dream big, and both films have that. In ‘Street Fight, Cory Booker wants to become Mayor of Newark, and in ‘Racing Dreams,’ three kids want to become NASCAR drivers.
Well, at first, I was sure that he would feel the cosmic forces pulling us together. I wanted him so badly, I could feel my heart racing for him with every beat. It was destiny. “He was a magnet and I was steel.
I can now officially to the wife “It’s work, darling” I have to watch racing. I have to watch every second. And actually, my wife who can’t stand racing has got into it and once she understood the politics it becomes more interesting for non-racing people I think.
I want to have time. When you’re doing a monthly book, you’re like a man racing after a bus. You’re breathless and red-faced. I want to build in quality control.
I won Formula Four. I went to New Zealand and won the Toyota Racing Series. I won the F3 European championship in 2016.
The truth is, when you’re at the track, it was an interesting thing about stock car racing as a sport, is you almost get more out of it watching it on TV.
But to personally satisfy my own adrenalin needs, I’ve been racing cars a little bit, which has been fun.
There is a severe horse overpopulation crisis caused by overbreeding in the racing industry. It’s time for that industry to accept responsibility for its castoffs and take dramatic action to protect a species that has so loyally served humankind.
Since I started in motor racing I’ve worked with people from all over the world. We are all here to go racing and prejudice will never play any part in that.
Racing may be a minority sport, but I wouldn’t swap it for all the money in the world.
I would rather have racing without computers. The human side is forgotten, and instead of talking over what’s happening and just trusting the feel of the driver, the data becomes almost more important.
It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.
It’s actually one of the only things that I do that I don’t get frustrated over. Everything else I do – racing, golf, video games – those things I want to win at. With photography, I think the camera wins every time.
Any car which holds together for a whole race is too heavy.
Nobody is born with a steering wheel or a gear shift in his hand. It’s something you choose to do or you don’t.
Villeneuve is now twelve seconds ahead of Villeneuve.
I don’t mind when my horse is left at the post. I don’t mind when my horse comes up to me in the stands and asks, “Which way do I go?” But when the horse I bet on is at the $2 window betting on another horse in the same race…
He’s a very competitive competitor, that’s the sort of competitor he is.
Racing can still be good even though you don’t push others off the track.
My restlessness leaves my mind racing as I try to wind down at the end of mandatory recovery day. It keeps me tossing after poor performances. And if I played well, well… playing well makes me itch to play better; there is always room for improvement.
Tombay’s hopes, which were nil before, are absolutely zero now
When you grow up around racing, you just want to race for a living. It doesn’t matter what it is.
I fell in love with this idea of becoming a swimmer. I knew two strokes at the time but I went and I just loved racing these girls with legs.
I don’t tend to listen to music in training, except maybe the radio in the gym. I do use music prior to racing though; it helps to fire me up plus it’s good for blocking out the distractions around me.
Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.
You try to do the best with what you’ve got and ignore everything else. That’s why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step.
My school reports always used to point out that my concentration levels were appalling. I never listened in class because I was always daydreaming about racing. I never thought for a moment about doing anything else. There was no guarantee that I’d make a career in it but I never had any plan B.
As a racing driver, everything you do is to get to Formula 1 and one day it stops.
Recycle those nerves and make them adreneline.
Why did I take up racing? I was too lazy to work and too chicken to steal
You don’t have to be Einstein to see that horse racing is dangerous. Those two ambulances driving behind you aren’t there for the scenery. I will never get over the fatalities of colleagues. It is the saddest and toughest part of this sport.
The national sport of England is obstacle-racing. People fill their rooms with useless and cumbersome furniture, and spend the rest of their lives in trying to dodge it.
I’m not against competitive racing. I obviously grew up with horses.
If I had one wish, I would say to be born in the ’30s and be young in the ’50s and ’60s. It hurts my racing heart when I see things so far from what it was back then. I envy those guys so much.
Many people thought that riding for a new team and racing on a brand new bike would be a lot to overcome.
I am not entirely against horse racing. I even had a share in a horse syndicate with a few mates.
I always love racing the 100 fly, it has just always been an event that I enjoy.
I hate to take compromises with a racing car. The more standard a car is, the more compromises you have to take.
Pure driving, pure racing, thatВґs what makes me happy.
Racing is what I live for, and it makes my world go around. Having said that, without the support of the diabetes community, I may not have gotten back into the race car after my diagnosis in October 2007.
After karting in Venezuela, I came to Europe in 1998 to compete in international kart races, which was great for me to get experience racing outside my country. After consistently being at the top, I decided to move to Italian Formula Renault.
There is no doubt about precisely when folks began racing each other in automobiles. It was the day they built the second automobile.
Let’s just say it and be done with it. Racing hurts. But here’s another truth: having put in the effort to prepare for a race and then not giving it your all hurts even more. The first kind of hurt goes away in hours or a day. The second kind of hurt can last a lifetime.
I prefer going, training, on the bike and to the gym, which is, for me, also very good on the mental side. I don’t have the feeling I need to do online racing.
Racing and hunting excite man’s heart to madness.
Campaigning actress ASHLEY JUDD refuses to ‘breed’ with her racing star husband DARIO FRANCHITTI while there are starving children in the world. .В .В . She says, ‘It’s unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.’
Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison.
The thing I love about off-road racing is the pride in how abusive it is.
Sixty points is massive, especially when you are racing a Mercedes with another 70 horsepower.
I feel comfortable around every driver out there and each driver is in charge of their own car, but you feel very secure racing the competition out there.
I enjoy Saturday night racing.
The band is built on fire and venom, as is the energy that goes into racing – but it is a completely different discipline. They are very similar in a lot of ways but poles apart in others.
The racing that we’ve got in our industry right now is the best racing in the worldperiod.
Thackwell really can metaphorically coast home now
People wonder where I get my aggressiveness. Since I was 8 I’ve been racing that way.
I mean, when I was growing up, my family was always into racing. So, we’d always have the TV on on Sundays watching the Cup races or whatever, and ultimately I kinda thought about wanting to become a race car driver. I thought it would be cool to get paid to do what you love to do most.
Cornering perfectly is like bringing a woman to climax.
Racing drivers have balls, unfortunantly, none of them are crystal
Every once in a while someone along the road lets us know how far behind we are. A man shouts: вЂFaster!вЂ™ He probably thinks bicycle racing is about going fast.
A racing tipster who only reached Hitler’s level of accuracy would not do well for his clients.
Every day I am part of my local town community, part of Rio Mesa High School Alumni, part of the racing world, part of the diabetes community worldwide.
In Athens I was 17 and I didn’t have any expectations. I was just swimming fast and racing everybody. I didn’t have the joy after my races in 2007. I didn’t want to go to Beijing. I had to for sponsors.
I didn’t have parents who were, you know, racing to get a reality television show, you know? Or looking to benefit in some way from their daughter’s fame.
I’ve had a passion for horses since I was very young – I used to sit on the floor in front of the races on television and pretend to be a jockey – and I first began reading the racing form on the set of ‘The Partridge Family.’
I think I was always realistic – well, not the Percy thing, that was ridiculous – but I never dreamed of being a racing car driver or anything.
I like movies that are scary, but I don’t want them to be dirt dumb. I want a movie that gets my blood racing, makes me laugh, but also gives me something to think about, with maybe a little sexy thrown in. Hollywood doesn’t make movies like that.
The older I get, the faster I was.
Racing is the fun part; it’s the reward of all the hard work.
To be a racing driver it’s essential you have very good eyesight, and that’s especially relevant at night. Your senses are heightened, you’re travelling over 200mph, you need to focus on that 110-metre braking point and you have to have absolute faith and commitment in your driving.
There is a sociology of horses, as well as a psychology. It is most evident in the world of horse racing, where many horses are gathered together, where year after year, decade after decade, they do the same, rather simple thing – run in races and try to win.
I’ll watch a bit of Formula One, and motorcycle racing. I’ve always had an interest in all motorsports, and I still ride bikes.