Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.— Colin McRae
Sensational Funny Car Racing quotations
To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.
What's behind you doesn't matter.
Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance.
Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.
Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports.
.. all the others are games.
I tried to be normal once. Worst to minutes of my life.
If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower.
As far as cheating goes, they'll never stop it.
The only way it can be done successfully, only one person can know about it.
When I look fast, I'm not smooth and I am going slowly.
And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
If you're in control, you're not going fast enough.
Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built.
The older I get, the faster I was.
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Turbochargers are for people who cant build engines.
Once you've raced, you never forget it...and you never get over it.
We broke something, I think it was traction.
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
It's basically the same, just darker.
It's like flying jet fighters in a gymnasium
Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a racing car not called a racist?
Trust me, You can dance.
Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others.
Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls.
And the first five places are filled by five different cars.
Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win.
And the first three cars are all Escorts, which isn't surprising as this is an all Escort race.
The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses.
It's basically the same, just darker.
(on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons, 1991
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
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.
The best way to make a small fortune in racing is to start with a big one.
And there's no damage to the car. Except to the car itself.
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
In the old days drivers were fat and tires were skinny.
I feel safe when I'm on the racetrack, I really do.
I know that I'm surrounded by the best drivers in the world. That's something you can't say when you're driving down the interstate.
Motor racing's less of a sport these days than a commercial break doing 150 mph.
Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.
I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver.
Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide.
Wrecks are going to happen in this business, that's just a risk of the sport.
If you can't keep from worrying about it, then you're in the wrong line of work.
The price for men in motion is the occasional collision.
The harder you work, the luckier you become.
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.