• 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

  • Without the IRL, a lot of guys would never have been able to show what they can do.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • I get one more opportunity to head into the defining racing venue of my career with a single, achievable goal: Win.

    Danica Patrick on her final Indy 500, The Players' Tribune, May 15th 2018

  • 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

  • I keep getting asked by Europeans, drivers also, if racing around IMS was boring an' easy. I just want to shake my head and walk away.

    Connor Daly, June 6th 2013, via Twitter

  • The worst thing about crashing A.J.'s car twice in two days is you still have to go to dinner with him. And he makes you buy, and then he eats your bowl of ice cream, too.

    Billy Boat

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • Patience is a virtue... and someone wasn't very virtuous today.

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • This has been the best season of my career in motorsport and I've learned so much. We'll be coming back to win this thing next year.

    Will Power on losing to Dario Franchitti, Homestead, 2010

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • Now it's obvious we were too conservative, we should have just gone for it

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • If someone said choose one race to win, just one, and that was the only race you ever got to win, it would be the Indy 500.

    Jack Harvey on the Indianapolis 500, indianapolismotorspeedway.com, February 21st 2019

  • I think it's is a long putt, so I think we're safe for a while.

    Roger Penske on the possibility of F1 returning to Long Beach, April 2014

  • Racing IndyCars at Richmond is like flying fighter jets in a gymnasium.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • It was a tough day – really disappointing... I guess it was a good day in reality.

    Josef Newgarden on finishing 7th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

  • The walls are white, the track is grey, the grass is green, and the sky is blue... your job is to keep them all where they belong.

    Johnny Rutherford's advice to Indy 500 rookies

  • I'd have finished my career very disappointed had I not won the Indy 500. It's an amazing feeling and an amazing event.

    Will Power on winning the 102nd Indy 500, racer.com, August 7th 2018

  • I just can't wait to get back in the car. I wonder if I'm still any good.

    Will Power on the long off season, St Petersburg, March 21st 2013

  • My picture isn't everywhere, but people recognize me. I'm telling you, it's the nose.

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • I can't control what size I am and how I'm built. All I know is the NBA doesn't lower the hoop for short guys.

    Danica Patrick, June 2005

  • 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

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

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

  • We're all back to square zero!

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

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • Do you think I give a flying f*** what Buddy Rice thinks?

    Dan Wheldon

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • Antony! Yer losin' 3 seconds a lap! Now get yer foot into it, I'm not gonna tell ya again!!

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

  • 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

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

  • Obviously we always see the good days, but Gil de Ferran told me if you can have a bad day and nobody notices, that's how you do a really good job - and that's how you win a championship.

    Simon Pagenaud on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • That's the kind of incident that leaves skidmarks *inside* the cockpit!

    Tom Sneva

  • Everyone wants to pick a fight with me. Whatever.

    Sage Karam on everyone wanting to pick a fight with him, IndyStar.com, August 3rd 2015

  • 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

  • Someone asked me if I win the Indy 500 if I'd still retire? I'd still retire. What better way to go out?

    Danica Patrick on her final race, racing.ap.org, March 7th 2018

  • I was going through there as hard as I could. It was for everything. It was for all the marbles.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • That was the hairiest day I've ever had.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • It felt way better than I ever thought it was going to feel!

    Ed Carpenter on finally winning his first race, Kansas, October 2011

  • If we're racing on Superspeedways with catch fencing, I fear we're just playing the odds until we have something protecting our heads. It’s a scary thing to say.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on canopies, Racer Magazine, 15 September 2014

  • 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

  • Having a pulse should make you want to attend the 500.

    James Hinchcliffe on what should make you want to attend the 500, via Twitter, April 2012

  • I have learned more in one week here than I did in my entire Formula One career.

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • I can't believe I'm here. It's so cool!

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • NASCAR has nothing on us. Look at the crowd at Indy – that's three Daytona 500s all in one place.

    Graham Rahal on the Indianapolis 500, Racer.com, June 4th 2016

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves

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
Will Power 176 0 34.9 108 $250000 $334545 $390000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 176 0 28.7 126 $250000 $318551 $355000
Tony Kanaan 169 0 25.2 101 $250000 $318314 $360000
Simon Pagenaud 144 0 33.6 112 $250000 $317153 $335000
Alexander Rossi 79 0 33.0 124 $250000 $315380 $335000
Josef Newgarden 142 0 31.9 111 $250000 $312007 $335000
Graham Rahal 172 0 25.8 107 $250000 $311919 $340000
Felix Rosenqvist 29 0 27.2 63 $270000 $308793 $320000
James Hinchcliffe 143 0 25.4 95 $250000 $308147 $330000
Colton Herta 30 0 32.0 104 $275000 $306500 $320000
Scott McLaughlin 4 8 26.8 64 $305000 $306250 $310000
Sebastien Bourdais 138 0 24.0 76 $250000 $302971 $325000
Marcus Ericsson 29 0 22.8 58 $270000 $302931 $315000
Ed Jones 50 0 20.1 93 $250000 $301500 $315000
Patricio O'Ward 20 0 35.3 86 $275000 $299500 $320000
Alex Palou 12 7 30.4 61 $290000 $298750 $325000
Rinus VeeKay 12 8 31.1 60 $290000 $298750 $315000
Takuma Sato 176 0 21.8 137 $230000 $297528 $325000
Ed Carpenter 91 0 23.1 92 $250000 $296538 $340000
Conor Daly 64 0 20.2 69 $250000 $296406 $320000
Dalton Kellett 8 7 13.1 20 $290000 $296250 $305000
Jack Harvey 34 0 22.8 52 $250000 $292794 $315000
Pietro Fittipaldi 7 7 16.4 28 $280000 $288571 $305000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Helio Castroneves 138 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328442 $385000
Juan Pablo Montoya 51 0 34.0 102 $250000 $321471 $350000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Marco Andretti 173 0 23.6 103 $250000 $310188 $335000
Jimmie Johnson 2 8 9.5 11 $305000 $307500 $310000
Romain Grosjean 2 17 18.5 20 $300000 $305000 $310000
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Santino Ferrucci 29 0 24.4 65 $280000 $301034 $315000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Max Chilton 72 0 17.6 86 $250000 $299931 $315000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Oliver Askew 8 5 24.4 64 $290000 $296875 $305000
Charlie Kimball 148 0 21.4 78 $250000 $295946 $325000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
J.R. Hildebrand 72 0 20.7 76 $240000 $293472 $320000
Sage Karam 26 0 15.4 57 $250000 $292692 $300000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
RC Enerson 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 69 6 16.4 60 $230000 $277920 $320000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Stefan Wilson 5 14 19.7 31 $250000 $273000 $300000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000