• Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • I told him I'd follow him anywhere he went, as long as it was on the racetrack.

    Sam Hornish Jr on Tomas Scheckter, Texas 2005

  • I plan to be here hopefully until I'm into my 40s, and to accomplish something like Scott has done.

    Alexander Rossi on building an IndyCar legacy, Mobil1TheGrid.com, December 10th 2018

  • Why do you think there are so many skid marks? It's not because it's a lovely corner.

    John Andretti, Indy 2010

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • We are trying to fix them but when you start behind the eight ball like last year you are playing catch-up and you will continue to play catch-up until we get rid of these stupid kits!

    Michael Andretti on aerokits, Autosport.com, 15th April 2016

  • It's like a reunion to come back here every May. I've never retired. I always say, "I'm not done yet."

    Parnelli Jones, Indy 2007

  • This is a great decision by IndyCar. Plus it gives me another month to get ready.

    Jimmie Johnson on the 2021 season opener being delayed, via Twitter, January 6th 2021

  • You know, bison do seem like some very American animals.

    Conor Daly on Bison, IndyCar.com March 23rd 2021

  • That's a cool shot of the glowing brake disc!

    Colton Herta watching a replay of his pass on Rossi, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 3rd October 2020

  • 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

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • I bet you'd love to drive one, you just wouldn't want to crash one!

    Charlie Kimball to Dale Jr. via Twitter, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • Having raced all over the planet, I would say that IndyCar is the toughest beast yet to master for me.

    Felix Rosenqvist, Motorsports.com, September 17th 2019

  • I was frustrated since Motegi and wanted to prove a point. When you're in a competitive package, you can't let points slip. I can eat breakfast tomorrow morning now instead of stabbing my fork into the table.

    Dan Wheldon, Kansas 2007

  • I miss my fans so much, you have no idea. I think I appreciate them more then I ever did.

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

    Conor Daly on silly season rumours, Trackside, September 13th 2016

  • I need a nap now.

    Colton Herta on winning his first IndyCar race, COTA, 24th March 2019

  • If I ever pit with her again, I'm not racing for this team anymore - ever!

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • I think this is something that will really change the complexion of the sport for a long time to come, so this is big

    Jay Frye on the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

  • I am stupid.

    Zach Veach on Zach Veach after an off track excursion, IMS, July 4th 2020

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • You don't get too many times like that at the Indy 500 where you're out there and you have a chance to win the race right in front of everybody on the last lap.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • I kind of have half an idea of what it means to win this race now. I couldn't be happier.

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • We'll see how it unfolds, and we're going to have to give each other respect and the space on the track.

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, June 2007

  • The only reason I'm wearin' it is so I didn't leave it in no hotel nowhere!

    A.J. Foyt on his Indy 500 winner's ring, Detroit, June 3rd 2016

  • No way. That's the best part about our cars, no power steering, high aero, get it done.

    Scott McLaughlin on adding power steering, via Twitter, April 26th 2021

  • James Hinchcliffe on bumping at Indy, May 19th 2018

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Again, I was scared to death. I had zero grip, and I was lifting at the start/finish line going into one. It's embarrassing.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

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

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • He's grounded.

    Bryan Herta to Marco Andretti on Colton Herta knocking Marco out of P1 in final practice, Long Beach, April 14th 2019

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • When Will was going off on Versus, I was cracking up. I was like, man, I didn't know you could talk like that! And I never knew you could say 'wanker' on TV, but that's my new word for now on... so I guess something good did come out of Toronto!

    Tony Kanaan on Will Power, Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • She probably does not know what that is, so I can say I'm going to Las Vegas to play poker and she'll think it's something like that!

    Fernando Alonso on what his mother would think about the Indy 500, motor.as.com, April 20th 2016

  • 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

  • I think the IRL has been poised for a long time to be discovered by a lot of people.

    Chip Ganassi

  • It's amazing how different an Indycar is from anything else on a racetrack.

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • 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

  • I can tell you one thing, with 50 to go, I thought we were going to go home and close our tent.

    Roger Penske, Indy 2006

  • The day started when I walked into Gasoline Alley and saw the grandstands. It was my first time here on race day and it was quite unbelievable.

    Alex Tagliani on the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

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

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • The Indy 500 is the biggest race in the world. I don't think it's even debatable. It is.

    Dan Wheldon

  • Then again my favorite films of all time are Fast and the Furious 1 through 8 or however many of them there are.

    Conor Daly on underglow. Via Twitter, July 16th 2020

  • If you run around in the back with the squirrels, you're bound to get your nuts cracked.

    PJ Chesson

  • I was going good but then I slipped in my own drool.

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

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 176 0 36.6 105 $250000 $334855 $390000
Patricio O'Ward 20 0 35.3 86 $275000 $299500 $320000
Will Power 176 0 34.9 108 $250000 $334545 $390000
Simon Pagenaud 144 0 33.6 112 $250000 $317153 $335000
Alexander Rossi 79 0 33.0 124 $250000 $315380 $335000
Colton Herta 30 0 32.0 104 $275000 $306500 $320000
Josef Newgarden 142 0 31.9 111 $250000 $312007 $335000
Rinus VeeKay 12 8 31.1 60 $290000 $298750 $315000
Alex Palou 12 7 30.4 61 $290000 $298750 $325000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 176 0 28.7 126 $250000 $318551 $355000
Felix Rosenqvist 29 0 27.2 63 $270000 $308793 $320000
Scott McLaughlin 4 8 26.8 64 $305000 $306250 $310000
Graham Rahal 172 0 25.8 107 $250000 $311919 $340000
James Hinchcliffe 143 0 25.4 95 $250000 $308147 $330000
Tony Kanaan 169 0 25.2 101 $250000 $318314 $360000
Sebastien Bourdais 138 0 24.0 76 $250000 $302971 $325000
Ed Carpenter 91 0 23.1 92 $250000 $296538 $340000
Marcus Ericsson 29 0 22.8 58 $270000 $302931 $315000
Jack Harvey 34 0 22.8 52 $250000 $292794 $315000
Takuma Sato 176 0 21.8 137 $230000 $297528 $325000
Conor Daly 64 0 20.2 69 $250000 $296406 $320000
Ed Jones 50 0 20.1 93 $250000 $301500 $315000
Pietro Fittipaldi 7 7 16.4 28 $280000 $288571 $305000
Dalton Kellett 8 7 13.1 20 $290000 $296250 $305000
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 138 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328442 $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
Oliver Askew 8 5 24.4 64 $290000 $296875 $305000
Santino Ferrucci 29 0 24.4 65 $280000 $301034 $315000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Marco Andretti 173 0 23.6 103 $250000 $310188 $335000
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
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Charlie Kimball 148 0 21.4 78 $250000 $295946 $325000
J.R. Hildebrand 72 0 20.7 76 $240000 $293472 $320000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Stefan Wilson 5 14 19.7 31 $250000 $273000 $300000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
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
Romain Grosjean 2 17 18.5 20 $300000 $305000 $310000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $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
Max Chilton 72 0 17.6 86 $250000 $299931 $315000
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
Sage Karam 26 0 15.4 57 $250000 $292692 $300000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
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
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
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
Jimmie Johnson 2 8 9.5 11 $305000 $307500 $310000
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 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $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