?Shirley (Cha Cha) Muldowney, the only woman licensed by the National Hot Rod Association, explaining what motivates her to drive a top fuel dragster: "I want to be the fastest woman in the world—in a manner of speaking."
?Eubie Blake, 92-year-old ragtime pianist, upon having a race named after him at Pimlico: "I wouldn't bet on a horse unless he came up to my house and told me to himself."
? Steve Wright, wandering offensive tackle, who most recently played for the Chicago Fire, on the wave of big-money offers being made by the World Football League: "I just got a million-dollar offer from the WFL. One dollar a year for a million years."
? Bill Veeck, on the role of baseball in life: "Baseball is the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even Edward Bennett Williams can't get you off."