If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments.
As far as I'm concerned, Parnelli Jones was the greatest driver of his era. He had aggressiveness and also a finesse that no one else possessed. And he won with everything he put his hands on, including off-road.
Al Unser Sr. was one of the smartest drivers I've ever raced against. And I often said, I wish I could've had some of his patience. I know it would have worked for me many times.
Nobody had race savvy like Al Unser in his prime.
I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.
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.
You should never get away from where the real foundation of Formula One has been, which is Europe. Of course, there is nothing wrong with the expansion to countries like Asia, China, Malaysia.
In NASCAR, you can do a lot of banging around and get pretty serious and even get yourself upside down. All of those things can happen - and then you give an interview two seconds later.
I like to think that the Grand Prix helped Long Beach to pretty much change its image.
Long Beach is the best. I tell everyone that.
Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that's really what it feels like.
It seemed like whenever I got a bona fide offer from Ferrari, I couldn't do it. And vice versa - when I was ready, their seats were taken. We always had a relationship, but what's important is that I pretty much started my F1 career with them and ended it there, too.
My last race was at Le Mans in 2000, my first race was in 1959, so I dodged a lot of bullets along the way, I can tell you that.
The man upstairs is pushing the buttons, and if your name happens to be on that button, well, thank you.
You're safer in the race car than you are in cars going to and from the track.
If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving?
Tom Carnegie will never be replaced.
If you weren't on Chris Economaki's radar screen, you probably weren't on anybody's.