Racing Words of Wisdom

Racing Words of Wisdom

I had a thread on the old board with racing quotes but I think its gone so I'm starting a new one. :)


"Driving a race car is like dancing with a chain saw." - Carl Yarborough

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  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member

    Garlits 8 days ago after firing up his 1967 Swamp Rat 12A at Orlando Speed World where he was the event Grand Marshall:

    " No matter how many times I do that... I still like it. It's the fountain of youth!"

  • GolfRacerGolfRacer Senior Member
    edited November 2019

    My dad told me a well known word of wisdom when I was young and wanting to race my only "go to work" car.


    If you can't afford to crash it, don't start it.

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    Correction: Cale Yarborough

    Stupid spellcheck.....


    I once asked a track guy what tools they find most on the race track:

    "9/16 wrench".

  • a21studa21stud Senior Member
    edited November 2019

    In 2040 it will be a 10mm wrench... or a thrown in anger laptop.

    The most often car part found is: Small block Chevy header bolts. They could be found on race tracks all across the country for decades.

    Turned the solution into a 30+ year old company. Stage 8

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    "Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls."

    — Stirling Moss

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    "Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built." -Henry Ford


    LOL I doubt it took that long, Henry!

  • It's not racing, but I've told the girls fast pitch softball team I coach - "You're just a Facebook post away from being replaced."

  • Oh yeah, "i will tolerate you, until I can replace you."

  • Vernon WildeVernon Wilde Junior Member

    "If the money holds out, the Luck will Come" - Raymond Beadle

  • alkysbcalkysbc Senior Member

    Can you become a millionaire by racing? Sure, if you start as a billionaire.—Unknown

  • a21studa21stud Senior Member

    “I want to introduce you to the next big thing in drag racing.” June 1978 quote from AHRA’s Georgia Miller as she introduced me to a very dirty first round loser named ...John Force

  • FootbrakeFootbrake Senior Member

    Racing is in my blood, I can't quite get out of it yet. -Dick Trickle

  • FootbrakeFootbrake Senior Member

    Racing is the only time I feel whole.- James Dean

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    "There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that's if we quit." - Craig Breedlove

  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member

    "I'm in it till I'm dead... and after I die, I want them to stuff me and put me in front of the trailer to sell more shirts."- Force 2019

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    "Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." - Steve McQueen

  • Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines - Enzo Ferrari

  • mossybackmossyback Senior Member

    "There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games." - Ernest Hemingway

  • RacerRoyRacerRoy Senior Member

    "I would rather be a racer for a moment than a spectator for a life time.."

  • “They (NHRA) treat these tracks just for the fuel cars . Hell , Ray Charles could drive one of them damn things in his current state” . -WJ @ Seattle 2010

  • Gen. DisarrayGen. Disarray Senior Member
    edited December 2019

    Moonshiners put more time , energy , thought , and love into their cars than any racer ever will . Lose on the track , and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey, and you go to jail . - Junior Johnson ...The last American Hero

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    "Suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension." - Ayrton Senna

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator

    " I just hope my hearse is a GM or Ford. (Think I’ll add that to my will.)"

    -a21stud Senior Member CompPlus

  • Gen. DisarrayGen. Disarray Senior Member

    “After the third flip , I lost control .......”

    Don Roberts 1975 the Jade Grenade

  • slugbelchslugbelch Senior Member

    “I made the biggest mistake you can make in motorsports. I borrowed money to go racing,” Thompson told Autoweek about having to sell his dad's world-record Challenger II to pay his bills.

  • Yvonne*Yvonne* Super Moderator
    edited January 21

    "The winner ain't the one with the fastest car. It's the one who refuses to lose." - Dale Earnhardt

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