• This track, believe it or not, has done worse to me in the past, and we came back swinging.

    James Hinchcliffe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Bump Day, May 19th 2018

  • This is just an excellent race and to be a part of the history, I'm really grateful for that.

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • It's going to be a close finish. I have the bigger nose, I guess I have a good chance.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • I don't know him at all. Is he in his own little world?

    Kevin Lee on Jacques Villeneuve, Trackside, August 2012

  • I still have the passion to drive the hell out of it!

    Juan Pablo Montoya on his motivation, NBCSports.com, July 12th 2016

  • My mom hasn't played much of a role in my racing career. In fact, I think she still wants me to join the Coast Guard. But I still love her.

    PJ Chesson on Mothers Day

  • Everyone remembers the pole winner for two weeks. Everyone remembers the race winner for life.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • Will he get through? Where is he? Where is he? There he is!

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

  • The track is narrower than I thought! You watch the television and you see three cars alongside on the main straight - now I am in the car on the main straight and it's hard to imagine how you can fit three cars there at speed.

    Fernando Alonso after his first test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • What makes IndyCar racing so good is there's not much you can do on your car to differentiate it from the others. It's only dampers, third springs. There's the aero with the aero kits – and hopefully those are going away.

    Bobby Rahal on the benefits of a spec series, Racer.com, May 18th 2016

  • There's fathers out there. There's husbands. There's brothers, sisters. It's something that absolutely we think about. We hope for the best with it.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on the dangers of racing an IndyCar, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • We're all back to square zero!

    James Hinchcliffe on the start of a new season, Trackside, March 18th 2014

  • I'm tired of being nice about it. The fact is, grip created by aerodynamic downforce is our enemy... At the moment, the downforce is so great that it masks the handling and hurts the racing

    Rick Mears on what's wrong with IndyCar, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

  • Cheever had a problem with my dad, he had a problem with me, and now he's taking it out on Marco.

    Michael Andretti, Watkins Glen 2006

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • Rick Mears is a great race car driver. Hopefully I have plenty of years to try to earn his respect again.

    Tony Kanaan, Detroit 2007

  • Well, the elephant in the room is the aero kits.

    Marco Andretti on why the Honda teams were struggling, Barber, April 27th 2015

  • Everyone thinks that running in dirty air causes the front end to wash out, but actually it affects the whole car and you just can't follow someone close in fast or medium-speed corners since the aerokits came in.

    Will Power on aerokits, Motorsport.com, May 4th 2016

  • Some of the drivers who don't want to do the Indy 500, they just have small balls. I think that's the only explanation.

    Mikhail Aleshin on drivers who are too scared to run the Indy 500, May 16th 2017

  • It's a Top-10 but after finishing here fifth last year nothing less than that would really be satisfying because you always want more.

    Ed Carpenter after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • She's just feeling the pressure of not winning races.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • The Indy 500 is one of the greatest events in the sport. Drivers all over the world know this. I belong there. Because I'm a racer.

    Fernando Alonso on The Indy 500, The Players Tribune, May 18th 2017

  • Pounding down toward the yard of bricks...

    Tom Carnegie

  • I'm 38. I'm a legit 38. I don't know how old you are, but I'm legit 38. March 3 1981.

    Ed Carpenter to Tony Kanaan on the suggestion that he was over 40, Gateway, August 24th 2019

  • This place isn't easy. It's not supposed to be easy. This place starts the 33 fastest, best-prepared cars. Obviously, I missed.

    Paul Diatlovitch, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • Now they've got competition and they are not talking about winning. I feel like they want to sit around and hold hands and sing. I want to win.

    Chip Ganassi on Honda, St Petersberg, March 23rd 2013

  • It was so scary for me. I don't know what else to say. I don't know what happened but it felt like my front and rear wings were upside down.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • I think Briscoe and I had a pretty good race going on, but we got what we got.

    Scott Dixon on losing the race and the championship, Homestead 2009

  • That's a good way to lose a championship.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • Hope you're all snug in your beds, while Indycars dance in your head...

    Simon Pagenaud on insomnia, Twitter, 4:31 AM, July 23rd 2019

  • We won a 500-mile race - not the right one, but we won a 500-miler...

    Will Power on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • What a day. This place is magical. It is still the 'beginning of the season' for me but everything is starting to fall into place. This is the best month of May, ever.

    Helio Castroneves after winning the Indy 500, May 2009

  • I'm 19 years old, I drive Indy cars... I'm happy.

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • Finishing in the Top-10 here was because of nutrition.

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • I arrived in Turn 1 and I was convinced that I was doing flat out, but the foot was not flat - it had its own life, it was not connected to my brain at that moment.

    Fernando Alonso on Turn 1 commitment at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • Helio lives for this. This is his passion. He loves Indy.

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • Last season, we lost the championship in the last corner of the last lap of the last race to some other guy.

    Chip Ganassi, Daytona 2008

  • I never would've had my opportunity to race at Indy if it weren't for Tony George and the IRL.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • Whoever has got the big balls is going to go fast!

    Helio Castroneves

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

    Fernando Alonso after crashing in practice, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2019

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 2010

  • Andy Granatelli for as much as he put into the sport, especially at Indianapolis. I had to deal with that big kiss. I can still smell the garlic.

    Mario Andretti on Andy Granatelli after the 1969 Indianapolis 500

  • It looks so easy when you watch it on TV, but it's not.

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • I love this championship and everything it represents. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be here. I wouldn't want to have it any other way.

    Alexander Rossi on IndyCar, The Indy Star, September 14th 2018

  • If he wins this race with what he has to work with, they ought to name this place after him.

    John Barnes on Sam Hornish Jr, indy 2003

  • The things that play on your mind the most are the ones that just got away.

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • I promise you this: it isn't the last you've seen of me at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My last time there will not be a day when I'm walking out with my tail between my legs.

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • Winning is always a great feeling, but winning at your home track, a place that you grew up at and a place that helped you fall in love with the sport of IndyCar racing... this is priceless.

    Graham Rahal on winning at Mid-Ohio, Instagram, August 3rd 2015

Driver Statistics

These statistics are calculated from data compiled by IndyCarFanZone since the first race of the 2010 IndyCar season.

Currently Active Drivers
Driver Total
Events
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Scott Dixon 166 0 35.2 105 $250000 $334907 $390000
Will Power 166 0 34.3 108 $250000 $335000 $390000
Simon Pagenaud 134 0 33.3 112 $250000 $316455 $335000
Alexander Rossi 69 0 32.9 124 $250000 $314348 $335000
Josef Newgarden 132 0 29.9 111 $250000 $310644 $335000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 166 0 28.6 126 $250000 $318464 $355000
James Hinchcliffe 137 0 25.4 95 $250000 $308175 $330000
Graham Rahal 162 0 24.6 107 $250000 $311296 $340000
Colton Herta 20 0 24.5 104 $275000 $302000 $315000
Felix Rosenqvist 19 0 24.2 60 $270000 $303684 $320000
Marco Andretti 166 0 23.7 103 $250000 $310286 $335000
Oliver Askew 2 22 22.0 22 $290000 $290000 $290000
Charlie Kimball 141 0 21.2 78 $250000 $295426 $325000
Takuma Sato 166 0 20.6 137 $230000 $296024 $325000
Santino Ferrucci 22 0 20.3 53 $280000 $298182 $315000
Patricio O'Ward 10 0 19.7 44 $275000 $289000 $300000
Conor Daly 54 0 19.6 69 $250000 $293796 $320000
Spencer Pigot 57 0 19.3 40 $250000 $299649 $335000
Zach Veach 39 0 17.8 48 $250000 $294103 $305000
Jack Harvey 24 0 17.7 35 $250000 $288333 $305000
Max Chilton 65 0 17.3 86 $250000 $299769 $315000
Marcus Ericsson 19 0 16.7 58 $270000 $299211 $310000
Sage Karam 24 0 16.1 57 $250000 $292083 $300000
Rinus VeeKay 2 8 8.0 8 $290000 $290000 $290000
Alex Palou 2 7 7.0 7 $290000 $290000 $290000
Dalton Kellett 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Juan Pablo Montoya 51 0 34.0 102 $250000 $321471 $350000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Helio Castroneves 136 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328676 $385000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Tony Kanaan 165 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318515 $360000
Sebastien Bourdais 133 0 24.0 76 $250000 $302782 $325000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Fernando Alonso 3 0 23.5 47 $300000 $300000 $300000
Ed Carpenter 87 0 23.2 92 $250000 $295575 $340000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
J.R. Hildebrand 71 0 20.6 76 $240000 $293239 $320000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Ed Jones 47 0 20.3 93 $250000 $301277 $315000
Stefan Wilson 5 14 19.7 31 $250000 $273000 $300000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
RC Enerson 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 69 6 16.4 60 $230000 $277920 $320000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
James Davison 11 0 15.3 36 $250000 $280909 $300000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Pietro Fittipaldi 6 7 15.2 28 $280000 $285833 $295000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Ben Hanley 5 0 6.2 12 $270000 $289000 $300000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000