65 Racing Quotes On Success In Life

These racing quotes will inspire you. Racing, the sport or profession of engaging in or holding races.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging racing quotes, racing sayings, and racing proverbs.

Best Racing Quotes

  1. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” ~ John Bingham
  2. “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” ~ Mario Andretti
  3. “Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.” ~ Jeremy Clarkson
  4. “Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built.” ~ Henry Ford

  5. “Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  6. “Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  7. “I love to feel a racing car around me, to feel the way it holds me.I love to make it do all that it was built to do, and then a little bit more.” ~ Stirling Moss
  8. “Cornering perfectly is like bringing a woman to climax.” ~ Jackie Stewart

  9. “There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.” ~ Garth Stein
  10. “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
  11. “You win some, lose some, and wreck some.” ~ Dale Earnhardt
  12. “In racing, the fastest person wins. It is very simple.” ~ Paul Newman

  13. “Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers.” ~ Colin McRae
  14. “When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.” ~ Steve McQueen , Racing quotes about life
  15. “IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards.” ~ Murray Walker
  16. “Racing is the fun part; it’s the reward of all the hard work.” ~ Kara Goucher

  17. “If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower.” ~ Mark Donohue
  18. “Oh yes. It’s not when you brake but when you take them off that counts. Most people don’t understand that.” ~ Jackie Stewart
  19. “A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments.” ~ Mario Andretti
  20. “It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down.” ~ Mario Andretti

  21. “My No. 1 goal in racing was never to be the most popular driver.” ~ Brad Keselowski
  22. “In racing, I wanted to be a winner and to be a winner, you have to be willing to roll the dice.” ~ Bobby Rahal
  23. “Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog.” ~ Damon Hill
  24. “The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car. It’s the one who refuses to lose.” ~ Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

  25. “We broke something, I think it was traction.” ~ Carl Edwards
  26. “Stardom equals financial success and financial success equals security. I’ve spent too much of my life feeling insecure. I still have nightmares about being poor, of everything I own just vanishing away. Stardom means that can’t happen.” ~ Steve McQueen
  27. “Once you’ve raced, you never forget it…and you never get over it.” ~ Richard Childress
  28. “If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough.” ~ Parnelli Jones

  29. “I make jokes about the fact that as a neuro-surgeon I shouldn’t be required at a motor race because the drivers don’t have any brains…. otherwise they wouldn’t race.” ~ Sid Watkins
  30. “By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people. And if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver because we are competing, we are competing to win.” ~ Ayrton Senna
  31. “Nobody is born with a steering wheel or a gear shift in his hand. It’s something you choose to do or you don’t.” ~ Mario Andretti
  32. “My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.” ~ Bill Rodgers

  33. “Different people have different reasons for racing, but one is simply the incentive to get out and run, increase mileage and feel good.” ~ Hal Higdon , Racing quotes running
  34. “Be confident in the work you did to prepare for the race. Take a look back at your training logs to remind yourself that you’ve done everything possible to prepare. The race is the fun part where you get to see the hard work pay off. Enjoy it.” ~ Desiree Linden
  35. “When you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9,000 rpm, that’s bad.” ~ Robert Duvall
  36. “A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.” ~ Steve Prefontaine

  37. “When you win a race your on top that day, so take it for what its worth, have a good time and party, cause the next day when you get out of bed, the meter goes back to zero again.” ~ Bobby Allison
  38. “Finishing races is important, but racing is more important.” ~ Dale Earnhardt
  39. “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.” ~ Peter Golenbock
  40. “When you’re in the back of the pack, you can gamble a little bit more.” ~ Michael Andretti

  41. “I’ve tried everything other than jumping out of a plane, but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car.” ~ Nigel Mansell
  42. “It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance.” ~ Jackie Stewart
  43. “Racing is dangerous, but I’ve been in a lot worse situations as a pipe fitter.” ~ Neil Bonnett
  44. “When I started racing my father told me, ‘Cristiano, nobody has three balls but some people have two very good ones.'” ~ Cristiano da Matta

  45. “At some point in every racer’s life he has to make his peace with cheating. I do not approve of cheating … at all. Of course, like every successful racer, I differentiate between taking advantage of loopholes in the regulations, stretching the grey areas and outright cheating. In any given racing series I will not start the cheating. If someone else starts it, I will appeal to them and to the officials to stop it. If my efforts do not succeed, then I’ll show them how it is done.” ~ Carroll Smith
  46. “If lightning strikes while you’re in the car it’s your fault.” ~ Doc Bundy
  47. “It’s basically the same, just darker. (on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons, 1991” ~ Alan Kulwicki
  48. “Sitting beside the pool is fine for two weeks, but after that I think it’d be quite hard to live with – so I need to keep racing.” ~ Mark Webber

  49. “Nothing good has ever been written about the full rotation of a racecar about its roll axis.” ~ Carroll Smith
  50. “I want to be up front racing.” ~ Dale Earnhardt
  51. “In the old days drivers were fat and tires were skinny.” ~ Jose Froilan Gonzalez
  52. “Racing drivers have balls, unfortunantly, none of them are crystal” ~ David Coulthard

  53. “The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.” ~ Juan Manuel Fangio
  54. “Racing is not what I like to do; it’s winning.” ~ Jeff Gordon
  55. “In racing there are always things you can learn, every single day. There is always space for improvement, and I think that applies to everything in life.” ~ Lewis Hamilton
  56. “Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls.” ~ Stirling Moss

  57. “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
  58. “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
  59. “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.” ~ Coo Coo Marlin
  60. “Racing is the constant search for the weakest link.” ~ Duane Bailey

  61. “I just bought a Lambourghini, I’m not even into racing with a windshield full of tickets cause I live right by the station.” ~ Drake
  62. “There are seven winners of the Monaco Grand Prix on the starting line today, and four of them are Michael Schumacher.” ~ Murray Walker
  63. “You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.” ~ Ayrton Senna
  64. “When I first started racing, my father said, “Win the race as slow as you can.” ~ Richard Petty

  65. “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

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