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

    Chip Ganassi

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • I can't believe it. I cannot believe it. What a year for this Target team. It was so much fun to be a part of.

    Dario Franchitti, Homestead 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • "Many people always ask me why I sign off 'Until we meet again.' Because goodbye is so final. Goodbye, Dan Wheldon."

    Marty Reid, Las Vegas, October 16th 2011

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

    Scott Dixon on marriage at the Carb Night Burger Bash, 2015

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

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

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • I've seen this place be absolutely great to me, and I've seen it wrench my heart from my body.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • The Indianapolis 500 is about the fastest 33 Indy car drivers going for one prize. If they happen to come from America, that's great.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • He's grounded.

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

  • 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 prefer to be here, even 34th, then being at home like last year.

    Fernando Alonso on the Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 19th 2019

  • Since last fall I've been wondering what in the hell it's going to feel like, and now I know.

    Danica Patrick on driving an IndyCar after 7 years away, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 1st 2018

  • 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

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

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

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

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • I lifted a little, but I didn't touch the brake.

    Will Power on the art of restarting, St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • 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

  • 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

  • ...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

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

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Some people strap on their helmet and lose their brains.

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • I wish Beaux Barfield was officiating when I was driving - I'd have gotten a lot less penalties!

    Paul Tracy on lax penalties for avoidable contact, Long Beach 2014

  • I hope all the fans out there were as excited about that race as I am. It was awesome doing so much passing. Racing can't get any better!

    Graham Rahal on the Kentucky 300, August 2009

  • 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

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • My Father said if you are going to win one race, make sure it is the Indianapolis 500

    Eddie Cheever after winning the Indy 500

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
Takuma Sato 165 0 20.7 137 $230000 $295879 $325000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 165 0 28.6 126 $250000 $318455 $355000
Alexander Rossi 68 0 33.2 124 $250000 $314118 $335000
Simon Pagenaud 133 0 33.3 112 $250000 $316353 $335000
Josef Newgarden 131 0 29.9 111 $250000 $310496 $335000
Will Power 165 0 34.5 108 $250000 $335030 $390000
Graham Rahal 161 0 24.7 107 $250000 $311242 $340000
Scott Dixon 165 0 35.1 105 $250000 $334936 $390000
Colton Herta 19 0 24.4 104 $275000 $301579 $315000
Marco Andretti 165 0 23.8 103 $250000 $310288 $335000
Max Chilton 64 0 17.5 86 $250000 $299766 $315000
Charlie Kimball 140 0 21.2 78 $250000 $295357 $325000
Sebastien Bourdais 133 0 24.2 76 $250000 $302782 $325000
Conor Daly 53 0 19.5 69 $250000 $293679 $320000
Felix Rosenqvist 18 0 25.0 60 $270000 $302778 $320000
Marcus Ericsson 18 0 17.1 58 $270000 $298889 $310000
Sage Karam 23 0 16.9 57 $250000 $292174 $300000
Santino Ferrucci 21 0 20.9 53 $280000 $297381 $315000
Zach Veach 38 0 17.3 48 $250000 $293816 $305000
Patricio O'Ward 9 0 19.9 44 $275000 $288889 $300000
Jack Harvey 23 0 17.9 35 $250000 $287826 $305000
Ben Hanley 5 0 7.8 12 $270000 $289000 $300000
Alex Palou 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Felipe Nasr 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Oliver Askew 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Rinus VeeKay 1 $290000 $290000 $290000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Helio Castroneves 136 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328676 $385000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Juan Pablo Montoya 51 0 34.0 102 $250000 $321471 $350000
Tony Kanaan 164 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318598 $360000
James Hinchcliffe 135 0 25.5 95 $250000 $308222 $330000
Ed Jones 47 0 20.3 93 $250000 $301277 $315000
Ed Carpenter 86 0 23.2 92 $250000 $295407 $340000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
J.R. Hildebrand 71 0 20.6 76 $240000 $293239 $320000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 69 6 16.4 60 $230000 $277920 $320000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Fernando Alonso 3 0 23.5 47 $300000 $300000 $300000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Spencer Pigot 56 0 19.3 40 $250000 $299643 $335000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
James Davison 11 0 15.3 36 $250000 $280909 $300000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Stefan Wilson 5 14 19.7 31 $250000 $273000 $300000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Pietro Fittipaldi 6 7 15.2 28 $280000 $285833 $295000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
RC Enerson 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $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
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000