• Broke a glass at a restaurant. Apologize to the waiter, he looks at me, says "Accidents happen. YOU know what I mean!"

    James Hinchcliffe via Twitter, December 17th 2015

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

  • I mean this guy can't even keep his lies straight. He's told so many in the last week, he's not sure what the truth is.

    Robin Miller on Kevin Kalkoven, February 2008

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • 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

  • Off to heat yoga with @PitFitTraining. Gonna be sweating like a rapist.

    Tomas Scheckter showing his class on Twitter, April 6th 2011

  • I can hardly believe it. Who would have thought it?!

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

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

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

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

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I know a lot of people say that Iowa is in the middle of nowhere, but you know what, we get such a great crowd and they're so enthusiastic. As a driver you could put me in paradise, but if there's nobody in the grandstands then it's not good racing.

    Dan Wheldon on Iowa Speedway, June 2009

  • 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

  • I remember the first year I raced here, I took pictures of the entrance. I was taking pictures. I hoped one day to race here in May.

    Fernando Alonso on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • 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

  • Fernando Alonso on the difference between an IndyCar and an F1 car, May 3rd 2017

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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've never been so happy to be in last place.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I wasn't thinking, 'That's Eddie [Cheever] and he's in an Infiniti and so I need to beat him.' I was thinking, 'That's Eddie, and I want to kick his ass!'

    Robbie Buhl, after winning at WDW in 2000

  • Milka, if you're gonna go that slow you gotta drive your mirrors, hon'!

    Ryan Hunter-Reay to Milka Duno after Watkins Glen qualifying, July 2010

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • When you go home and you're slow, there's nothing you can do. But when you go home under these conditions it's kind of tough.

    Alex Tagliani, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

  • 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

  • If they want to be on the front page of USA Today, they can be my guest. If I ever want attention, I'm just going to get out of the car and beat the hell out of somebody.

    Tony Kanaan on Dan and Danica, Milwaukee 2007

  • The last I looked, I earned the label of Indy 500 champion; those lobbing unfounded accusations at me have not.

    Eddie Cheever Jr. after Watkins Glen 06

  • 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've got the Grandfathers Club with Helio and Juan, right?!

    Roger Penske on his older two drivers, motorsport.com, March 22nd 2016

  • Brian Clauson's car got pretty beat up yesterday. It's black and blue all over

    Justin Wilson on Brian Clauson's patchwork DW12, bump day, Indy 2012

  • For a moment, all is right with the world - Danica Patrick is leading the Indianapolis 500.

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • I don't want to take a defeatist attitude here but it's going to be ugly. If IndyCar goes the domed skid route, we're going to be taking a knife to a gunfight.

    Sam Schmidt on Chevy's advantage with domed skids, Racer.com, April 7th 2016

  • ...if everyone agrees on a spec kit, IndyCar needs to really use the chance to get something that looks good, doesn't have all this winglet crap stuck all over it, and doesn't create all this dirty air.

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

  • When I saw he was slowing down, I have to say it was a relief. I thought, 'Now we can finally unleash the beast inside and go for the win.'

    Simon Pagenaud on Will Power's misfortune at Sonoma, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • You don't gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • 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

  • This is a huge day for the IndyCar Series and for our sport as a whole, for sure.

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • I just kept focused, focused, focused, all day long, getting every corner perfect.

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

  • We'd love to see Buddy Rice in a car and in the Indy 500, but as best we can tell, no driver has ever qualified for the Indy 500 from their couch.

    TrackSideOnline, May 2009

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

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
Will Power 166 0 34.3 108 $250000 $335000 $390000
Scott Dixon 166 0 35.2 105 $250000 $334907 $390000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 166 0 28.6 126 $250000 $318464 $355000
Simon Pagenaud 134 0 33.3 112 $250000 $316455 $335000
Alexander Rossi 69 0 32.9 124 $250000 $314348 $335000
Graham Rahal 162 0 24.6 107 $250000 $311296 $340000
Josef Newgarden 132 0 29.9 111 $250000 $310644 $335000
Marco Andretti 166 0 23.7 103 $250000 $310286 $335000
James Hinchcliffe 137 0 25.4 95 $250000 $308175 $330000
Felix Rosenqvist 19 0 24.2 60 $270000 $303684 $320000
Colton Herta 20 0 24.5 104 $275000 $302000 $315000
Max Chilton 65 0 17.3 86 $250000 $299769 $315000
Spencer Pigot 57 0 19.3 40 $250000 $299649 $335000
Marcus Ericsson 19 0 16.7 58 $270000 $299211 $310000
Santino Ferrucci 22 0 20.3 53 $280000 $298182 $315000
Takuma Sato 166 0 20.6 137 $230000 $296024 $325000
Charlie Kimball 141 0 21.2 78 $250000 $295426 $325000
Zach Veach 39 0 17.8 48 $250000 $294103 $305000
Conor Daly 54 0 19.6 69 $250000 $293796 $320000
Sage Karam 24 0 16.1 57 $250000 $292083 $300000
Dalton Kellett 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Oliver Askew 2 22 22.0 22 $290000 $290000 $290000
Alex Palou 2 7 7.0 7 $290000 $290000 $290000
Rinus VeeKay 2 8 8.0 8 $290000 $290000 $290000
Patricio O'Ward 10 0 19.7 44 $275000 $289000 $300000
Jack Harvey 24 0 17.7 35 $250000 $288333 $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 136 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328676 $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
Tony Kanaan 165 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318515 $360000
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
Sebastien Bourdais 133 0 24.0 76 $250000 $302782 $325000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Ed Jones 47 0 20.3 93 $250000 $301277 $315000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Fernando Alonso 3 0 23.5 47 $300000 $300000 $300000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Ed Carpenter 87 0 23.2 92 $250000 $295575 $340000
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 71 0 20.6 76 $240000 $293239 $320000
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
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
Ben Hanley 5 0 6.2 12 $270000 $289000 $300000
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
Pietro Fittipaldi 6 7 15.2 28 $280000 $285833 $295000
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
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
James Davison 11 0 15.3 36 $250000 $280909 $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
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
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