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13 Racing Quotes to Know


#1

Everyone loves having a good quote up their sleeve. You never know when you might need one, especially around your motorsports pals. Here’s a list of some great quotes from race car drivers and people with a love for speed. Have one you want to share? Comment below!

“The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one who refuses to lose.”
-Dale Earnhardt

“If you can’t drive fast with 90 hp, then 900 hp will not help you.”
-Bob Hall

“Racing top fuel is for people who love work and hate money.”
-Brendan Murry

“The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.”
-Murray Walker

“Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second.”
-Bobby Unser

“Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.”
-Colin Mcrae

“Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.”
-Enzo Ferrari

“If I had all the money I’d spent on cars … I’d spend it all on cars.”
-Scott Fisher

“It might sound stupid, but I don’t enter a race to win - I enter a race because I love racing.”
-Bronte Campbell

“I love speed. I love racing cars, whether it’s on the streets or wherever. Don’t tell the St. Louis police, though.”
-Nelly

“You win a race, the next race it’s a question mark. Are you still the best or not? That’s what is funny. But that’s what is interesting. And that’s what is challenging. You have to prove yourself every time.”
-Michael Schumacher

“Really, you should always discuss the defeats because you can learn much more from failure than from success.”
-Niki Lauda

“Sometimes you need to ease off in order to go faster”
-Jackie Stewart


#2

When the green flag drops the BS stops.
-Unknown


#3

If you ain’t first, you’re last.
–Ricky Bobby


#4

Dammed if u do dammed if u dont lol


#5

Second place is just the first looser.


#6

If you are going to be stupid, you better be tough!


#7

There’s no substitute for cubic DOLLARS.


#8

“Speed is just a question of money, How fast do you want to go?” - Mad Max (tire shop mechanic)


#9

I’d rather be lucky then good…unknown, Paul Newman I think


#10

The older I get the faster I was.


#11

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
-Mario Andretti


#12

Raoul Julia in the movie Cannonball Run: “What’s behind me is not my problem”.


#13

How about some from Kimi Raikkonen?

“Leave me alone. I know what I am doing.”

Interviewer: “The most exciting moment during the race weekend?”
Kimi Raikkonen: “I think so it’s the race start, always.”
Interviewer: “The most boring?”
KR: “Now.”

Interviewer: “The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you?”
Kimi: “It protects my head.”