• 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

  • Maybe he should start thinking about driving and stop thinking about dancing because that was a stupid move.

    Tomas Scheckter on Helio Castroneves, Detroit 2007

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • Some of the drivers roll out this 'safety' word, and suddenly it ties everybody's hands. But those arguments make no sense anyway. Remove downforce and you actually improve safety

    Rick Mears on downforce, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • So it was a bad result but good day. Led laps, good restarts, passed people, worked with the car, but finished crap! movin on!!

    Danica Patrick after Iowa 2009, via Twitter

  • Going into Texas with four wheels on the car is pretty exciting!

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

  • When you tug at a guy in the pit lane, I think that is taking advantage of your gender, because it puts me in an awkward position.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

  • There is nothing like winning the Indianapolis 500 and fortunately I was able to do so.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • As a past driver, I'd answer the phone if Roger or Chip called...

    Sarah Fisher on keeping Josef Newgarden in her team, Racer.com, August 3rd 2015

  • 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

  • It's always sad to be out of a race but I'm happy that I walked away; it was a nasty, nasty crash.

    Tony Kanaan at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • If we're not racing hard, we're not racing.

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

  • It's just crazy. If I never won another pole, I wouldn't care. Almost.

    James Hinchcliffe on winning the pole for the 100th Indy 500, May 22nd 2016

  • We'll be fine. I'll take them to Six Flags tomorrow and we'll all be fine.

    Tony Kanaan on Marco & Danica, June 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway

  • 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

  • He's grounded.

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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • I didn't leave. I was terminated.

    Sebastien Bourdais on the flip side of the Coyne, NBCSports.com, November 22nd 2019

  • The minute he got in front of me, he slowed down half-a-second a lap because he knows I'm fighting him for the championship and he was out of the race. It's probably the most unsportsmanlike thing I've ever seen on the racetrack, apart from shunting someone into a wall.

    Wade Cunningham on Sebastien Saavedra, Iowa 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • It's a great feeling. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • 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

  • ...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

  • Any time I get to come to Indianapolis, any time I get to participate in the greatest spectacle in motor racing, it's a great day.

    Paul Diatlovitch, Indy Bump Day 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

  • At 220mph friendship, risk and victory become extremely volatile.

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • It was a very good test in terms of outright speed, but I did destroy a car the first day.

    Dan Wheldon, Homestead test 2007

  • F1 is for sissies, this is proper racing, you can quote me on that!

    Dan Wheldon

  • When you've driven it for a day, you're going to feel naked without it.

    Will Power on testing the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

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
Marco Andretti 165 0 23.8 103 $250000 $310288 $335000
Oliver Askew 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Sebastien Bourdais 133 0 24.2 76 $250000 $302782 $325000
Max Chilton 64 0 17.5 86 $250000 $299766 $315000
Conor Daly 53 0 19.5 69 $250000 $293679 $320000
Scott Dixon 165 0 35.1 105 $250000 $334936 $390000
Marcus Ericsson 18 0 17.1 58 $270000 $298889 $310000
Santino Ferrucci 21 0 20.9 53 $280000 $297381 $315000
Ben Hanley 5 0 7.8 12 $270000 $289000 $300000
Jack Harvey 23 0 17.9 35 $250000 $287826 $305000
Colton Herta 19 0 24.4 104 $275000 $301579 $315000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 165 0 28.6 126 $250000 $318455 $355000
Sage Karam 23 0 16.9 57 $250000 $292174 $300000
Charlie Kimball 140 0 21.2 78 $250000 $295357 $325000
Felipe Nasr 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Josef Newgarden 131 0 29.9 111 $250000 $310496 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 9 0 19.9 44 $275000 $288889 $300000
Simon Pagenaud 133 0 33.3 112 $250000 $316353 $335000
Alex Palou 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Will Power 165 0 34.5 108 $250000 $335030 $390000
Graham Rahal 161 0 24.7 107 $250000 $311242 $340000
Felix Rosenqvist 18 0 25.0 60 $270000 $302778 $320000
Alexander Rossi 68 0 33.2 124 $250000 $314118 $335000
Takuma Sato 165 0 20.7 137 $230000 $295879 $325000
Zach Veach 38 0 17.3 48 $250000 $293816 $305000
Rinus VeeKay 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Fernando Alonso 3 0 23.5 47 $300000 $300000 $300000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Ed Carpenter 86 0 23.2 92 $250000 $295407 $340000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Helio Castroneves 136 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328676 $385000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
James Davison 11 0 15.3 36 $250000 $280909 $300000
Simona De Silvestro 69 6 16.4 60 $230000 $277920 $320000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
RC Enerson 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Pietro Fittipaldi 6 7 15.2 28 $280000 $285833 $295000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
J.R. Hildebrand 71 0 20.6 76 $240000 $293239 $320000
James Hinchcliffe 135 0 25.5 95 $250000 $308222 $330000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Ed Jones 47 0 20.3 93 $250000 $301277 $315000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Tony Kanaan 164 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318598 $360000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Juan Pablo Montoya 51 0 34.0 102 $250000 $321471 $350000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Spencer Pigot 56 0 19.3 40 $250000 $299643 $335000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
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
Stefan Wilson 5 14 19.7 31 $250000 $273000 $300000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000