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53 Most Inspiring Racing Quotes (MOTOR)

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“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
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. - Hunter S. Thompson
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. – Hunter S. Thompson
Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games. — Ernest Hemingway
Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports… all the others are games. — Ernest Hemingway
It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down. — Mario Andretti
It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down. — Mario Andretti
Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers. - Colin McRae
Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers. – Colin McRae
Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you. — Jeremy Clarkson
Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you. — Jeremy Clarkson
To achieve anything in this game you must be prepared to dabble in the boundary of disaster. — Sterling Moss
To achieve anything in this game you must be prepared to dabble in the boundary of disaster. — Sterling Moss
The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John Bingham
The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. – John Bingham
Once you’ve raced, you never forget it… and you never get over it. — Richard Childress
Once you’ve raced, you never forget it… and you never get over it. — Richard Childress
Cornering perfectly is like bringing a woman to climax. - Jackie Stewart
Cornering perfectly is like bringing a woman to climax. – Jackie Stewart
Racing makes everything else look like a vague wish for something more or remotely adventurous. - Peter Egan
Racing makes everything else look like a vague wish for something more or remotely adventurous. – Peter Egan

8 Short Racing Quotes

When speed gets in the blood, one must drive to live. – Rudolf Caracciola
When speed gets in the blood, one must drive to live. – Rudolf Caracciola
If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough. — Parnelli Jones
If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough. — Parnelli Jones
To finish first, you must first finish. — Juan Manuel Fangio
To finish first, you must first finish. — Juan Manuel Fangio
Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built. — Henry Ford
Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built. — Henry Ford
The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses. — Mario Andretti
The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses. — Mario Andretti
A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments. - Mario Andretti
A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments. – Mario Andretti
My entire life has been focused on being the best race car driver I can be. - Scott Pruett
My entire life has been focused on being the best race car driver I can be. – Scott Pruett
Racing is what I live for, and it makes my world go around. - Charlie Kimball
Racing is what I live for, and it makes my world go around. – Charlie Kimball

4 Racing Quotes by Ayrton Senna

Racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else. - Ayrton Senna
Racing, competing, it’s in my blood. It’s part of me, it’s part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else. – Ayrton Senna
You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood. - Ayrton Senna
You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood. – Ayrton Senna
Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others. - Ayrton Senna
Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than others. – Ayrton Senna
I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it. - Ayrton Senna
I believe if you are doing something like competing, like motor racing, you either do well or forget it. – Ayrton Senna

4 Racing Quotes by Enzo Ferrari

Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win. - Enzo Ferrari
Race cars are neither beautiful nor ugly. They become beautiful when they win. – Enzo Ferrari
What’s behind you doesn’t matter. — Enzo Ferrari
What’s behind you doesn’t matter. — Enzo Ferrari
Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines. — Enzo Ferrari
Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines. — Enzo Ferrari
The era of gentleman racing drivers is ended. - Enzo Ferrari
The era of gentleman racing drivers is ended. – Enzo Ferrari

10 Inspirational Quotes About Motor Racing

“There have been other tracks that separated the men from the boys. This is the track (Daytona International Speedway) that will separate the brave from the weak after the boys are gone.”

Jimmy Thompson
Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that's really what it feels like. - Mario Andretti
Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that’s really what it feels like. – Mario Andretti
There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose. - Garth Stein
There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose. – Garth Stein
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
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
Motor racing can never be totally safe and it never should be in my opinion. - Murray Walker
Motor racing can never be totally safe and it never should be in my opinion. – Murray Walker
Speed cuts through the fog of drab and keeps us on our toes. Speed works. Speed is good. And we should have more of it, not less. - Jeremy Clarkson
Speed cuts through the fog of drab and keeps us on our toes. Speed works. Speed is good. And we should have more of it, not less. – Jeremy Clarkson
I get around that race car, I completely change. The focus changes. The competitive juices get flowing. - Denny Hamlin
I get around that race car, I completely change. The focus changes. The competitive juices get flowing. – Denny Hamlin
The goal is not to count medals, it's just racing the best I can. - Caeleb Dressel
The goal is not to count medals, it’s just racing the best I can. – Caeleb Dressel
Racing is the fun part; it's the reward of all the hard work. - Kara Goucher
Racing is the fun part; it’s the reward of all the hard work. – Kara Goucher
Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine. - John Trautmann
Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine. – John Trautmann

5 Quotes About Winning in Races

The winner ain't the one with the fastest car. It's the one who refuses to lose. - Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car. It’s the one who refuses to lose. – Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
In racing, the fastest person wins. It is very simple. - Paul Newman
In racing, the fastest person wins. It is very simple. – Paul Newman
In auto racing you win some, lose some, and wreck some. - Dale Earnhardt
In auto racing you win some, lose some, and wreck some. – Dale Earnhardt
Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog. - Damon Hill
Winning is everything. The only ones who remember you when you come second are your wife and your dog. – Damon Hill
No, I don’t drive her to win, I just drive her as fast as she will go. - Juan Fangio
No, I don’t drive her to win, I just drive her as fast as she will go. – Juan Fangio

11 Racing Quotes that Will Make You Think

When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting. - Steve McQueen
When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting. – Steve McQueen
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
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
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
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
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
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
Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think fear is what keeps us from going over the edge. I mean, I don't think what makes a good race car driver is a fearless person. - Jeff Gordon
I think fear is what keeps us from going over the edge. I mean, I don’t think what makes a good race car driver is a fearless person. – Jeff Gordon
You can tell that you’re in trouble when you feel the air on the back of your neck instead of in your face. — Buddy Baker
You can tell that you’re in trouble when you feel the air on the back of your neck instead of in your face. — Buddy Baker
The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical. - Murray Walker
The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical. – Murray Walker
Nobody remembers the guy who finished second, but the guy who finished second. - Bobby Unser
Nobody remembers the guy who finished second, but the guy who finished second. – Bobby Unser
There is magic in misery. Just ask any racer. - Dean Karnazes
There is magic in misery. Just ask any racer. – Dean Karnazes
IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards. - Murray Walker
IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards. – Murray Walker

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