Looking for some inspiration for your next race? Check out our collection of racing quotes. Whether you’re competing against others or yourself, these quotes will help you push harder to cross the finish line.
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.-Hunter S. Thompson
The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car. It’s the one who refuses to lose.-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
What’s behind you doesn’t matter.-Enzo Ferrari
To achieve anything in this game you must be prepare to dabble in the boundary of disaster.-Stirling Moss
Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.-Ayrton Senna
Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.-Jeremy Clarkson
You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.-Ayrton Senna
Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that’s really what it feels like.-Mario Andretti
When I look fast, I’m not smooth and I am going slowly. And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.-Alain Prost
Barrel Racing Quotes
I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.-Steven Wright
Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog.-Damon Hill
Let’s stop the startwatch.-Murray Walker
Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines.-Enzo Ferrari
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.-Carroll Smith
There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.-Ernest Hemingway
As you can see, visually, with your eyes.-Murray Walker
It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.-Mario Andretti
I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it.-Ayrton Senna
Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.-Ayrton Senna
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.-Carroll Smith
Money is how we keep the score in motor racing nowadays.-Colin Chapman
Motor racing can never be totally safe and it never should be in my opinion.-Murray Walker
The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.-Murray Walker
Aerodynamics is for those who cannot manufacture good engines.-Enzo Ferrari
“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, I have finished. There is a lot more satisfaction in that.”- Fred Lebow.
Racing Quotes And Sayings
“There are only three sports: bull fighting, auto racing, and mountain climbing; all the rest are merely games.”- Ernest Hemingway.
“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.”- Mario Andretti.
“Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.”- Enzo Ferrari.
“Nobody remembers the guy who finished second, but the guy who finished second.”- Bobby Unser.
“Racing makes everything else look like a vague wish for something more or remotely adventurous.”- Peter Egan.
“This is the track that will separate the brave from the weak after the boys are gone.”- Jimmy Thompson.
“You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.”- Ayrton Senna.
“When speed gets in the blood, one must drive to live.”– Rudolf Caracciola.
“A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments.”- Mario Andretti.
“What’s behind you doesn’t matter.”- Enzo Ferrari.
“In auto racing you win some, lose some, and wreck some.”- Dale Earnhardt.
“You’re a car, but most of all, what you are, what you’ve become, is a mate. And that’s what makes a car special. That’s what makes a car great. You start to think of it as a person. You start to love it.”- Jeremy Clarkson.
“Sometimes you have to bring back only the steering wheel so the car owner will know that you’re giving it all you have.”- Mario Andretti.
“The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.”- Murray Walker.
“The ideal race car will expire 100 yards past the finish line.”- Stirling Moss.
“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.”- Kevin Magnussen.
Famous Racing Quotes
“Racing is an escape from society. From symbols of status, and self-perception. A chance to just be. For everyone to just be, with each other.”- Erin Beresini.
“When I was three years old, I had race-car wallpaper, a race-car bed, race-car toys. That was all I wanted. And nothing has changed. Except now I have a race-car!”- Joey Logano.
“There is magic in misery. Just ask any racer.”- Dean Karnazes.
“For me, races are the celebration of my training.”- Dan Browne.
“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.”- Steve Prefontaine.
“We are much more than just drivers who drive a race car.”- Bubba Wallace
“Once you’ve raced, you never forget it, and you never get over it.”- Richard Childress.
“Racing is the fun part; it’s the reward of all the hard work.”- Kara Goucher.
“Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end.”- Kim Cowart.
“Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine.”- John Trautmann.
“I will continue to get behind the wheel of a racing car as long as I am able. But that could all end tomorrow.”- Paul Newman.
“I think a race car driver is somebody who is comfortable being behind the wheel of something that’s somewhat out of control.”- Jeff Gordon.
“The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car. It’s the one who refuses to lose.”- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Best Racing Quotes
“My entire life has been focused on being the best race car driver I can be.”- Scott Pruett.
“Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.”- Colin McRae.
“I’ve been racing for my whole life, and I know what I need to do to be able to win.”- J. R. Celsk.
“Big races which have been eagerly anticipated almost to the point of dread, are where great deeds can be accomplished.”- Jack Lovelock.
“Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along.”- Carroll Shelby.
“Racing is what I live for, and it makes my world go around.”- Charlie Kimball.
“When I’m outside the car, I’m just kind of relaxed but when I get in the race car, I don’t feel like anybody can beat me.”- Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Track Racing Quotes
“If winning the race won’t please you, then why are you racing like your life depends on it?”- Scaylen Renvac.
“I don’t think I will drive forever, because it is not so much a question of being competitive, but of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.”- Alex Zanardi.
“Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.”- Amby Burfoot.
“The thing about racing that appeals to me is your destiny is in your own hands at that moment.”- Robert Carradine.
“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.”- Lewis Hamilton.
“I get around that race car, I completely change. The focus changes. The competitive juices get flowing.”- Denny Hamlin.