From a prestige standpoint, the U.S. needs to host Formula 1. And I think Formula 1, they know they need the U.S. as well. So many companies that are global are based in the United States support Formula 1.

I love technology - yes, I have fallen in love with older cars, but I'm all for new technology.

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.

My wife loves football, but I think she's resigned to the fact that I'll never make it there.

At Andretti Winery, I'm not the winemaker.

What I learned is that in business you must make decisions based on facts, not react with your heart.

The day of parochialism in sports is over. The world is too small for what people like to call 'the good old days.' Fans want the best, wherever they come from.

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.

Everything comes to those who wait... except a cat.

A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments.

I don't have any feeling of accomplishment about anything unless there's a lot of risk to it.

With tennis, you can go pick up a racket, take a lesson, and understand how much talent and skill it takes to be as good as the top pros. Same with golf: pick up a club. But not many can go out and get in a race car and experience a drive at over 200 miles an hour.

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.

Whenever you're aggressive, you're at the edge of mistakes.

I've driven just about every kind of car there is.

Nothing compares to the Indianapolis 500.

I wanted to have a career that would last a hundred years if possible.

I lived the true American dream, because I was able to pursue what I set as my goals at a very young age.

In the U.S., we really have fallen short of road-racing facilities that have kept up with the times, unfortunately, but it's a fact.

You do a period of go-karting until you're at the age of qualifying for a ride in a 'school-kart,' then you qualify for driving school. And several of the driving schools have a competition series for their own students.

Every NASCAR driver watches Formula One in the morning; they are well informed.

Long Beach is the best. I tell everyone that.

You dream what you're supposed to do.

Whatever the changes, from one era to the next, Pocono has maintained its character and significance to me, and it always will. My family shares this sentiment.

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

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.

If the Indy Racing League didn't have the Indianapolis 500, do you think it would have lasted more than six months? No chance.

Tom Carnegie will never be replaced.

At Indy, we are the NASA of the production-car world, and that's clearly why manufacturers are involved - it's such a good testbed.

I wish we could be 100% shielded from danger, but nothing is in life.

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.

I still have the competitive spirit, which is good.

Age doesn't affect driving - how do you like that?

Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it.

I don't remember as a kid wanting to do or be anything else but drive something, be a race driver.

When you start thinking you may get hurt, it's time to get out of racing.

I look at myself as the luckiest man alive.

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.

I see all these old people who don't have anything to do but eat, drink and sleep. I will never say 'retired' because that's such a finality that I don't want to be part of my life. I'll work until they throw me in a box.

The most important thing at Daytona is, are you going to have friends willing to work with you during the race as far as drafting? You've got to have friends out there. You can't do it alone. You form those relationships as the race moves along.

If you're so afraid of failure, you will never succeed. You have to take chances.

I don't want to go out there and do something 3,000 other people can do.

Not all teammates tell the truth.

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

I love all motor sports at the top level.

Staging Formula One is incredibly expensive.

Foreign players is what makes golf so popular now.

There is so much more demand for Formula One than it can supply. You have governments investing in circuits all over the world, and the private sector sometimes has a tough time competing with that.

If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving?