Ernie Irvan (born January 13, 1959, in Salinas) is a former race car driver in NASCAR. His comeback after a serious head injury at Michigan International Speedway in 1994 has earned him numerous awards.
- Man, I remember those nasty turns, and how hard it was to judge them … That's what made it so difficult, and the reason the drivers are always so competitive. I always said if you could win at Stockton, you could win anywhere.
- On the closing of Stockton 99 Speedway, in "Stockton 99 heads for the finish line" by Scott Linesburgh in Record (26 March 2006).
- If you look at the record books, Dale Earnhardt's done everything, except win the Daytona 500. Now they can't have that riding over him. Now they're just going to say, 'Dale Earnhardt, 1998 Daytona 500 winner,' and his shoulders are going to get lighter every time.
- As quoted in "Daytona 500's Magical Aura: Dale Earnhardt's 1998 Ride" by Ashley McCubbin in Bleacher Report (15 February 2011).