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

    Dan Wheldon

  • It was so scary for me. I don't know what else to say. I don't know what happened but it felt like my front and rear wings were upside down.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • Good news is we've won every race we've finished!

    James Hinchcliffe on crashing out at Long Beach, April 22nd 2013

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • 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

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

    Fernando Alonso after crashing in practice, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2019

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • Whatever you heard, somebody made it up. For the first two days, he talked nonsense because he had a concussion. It doesn't matter what he was saying. He doesn't even remember it.

    Tony Kanaan on the rumours of Dario Franchitti's retirement after Houston, 2013

  • Helio lives for this. This is his passion. He loves Indy.

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • 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

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

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

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • We're all back to square zero!

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

  • 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

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • With photos, sometimes people get old. Not me, but some people do.

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • I'm a little rough around the edges like him and I say what I feel, there's no B.S. and that's one of the things I've always admired about him.

    Paul Tracy on AJ Foyt, May 2009

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • What makes IndyCar racing so good is there's not much you can do on your car to differentiate it from the others. It's only dampers, third springs. There's the aero with the aero kits – and hopefully those are going away.

    Bobby Rahal on the benefits of a spec series, Racer.com, May 18th 2016

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • Good morning from the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Do you still remember how to celebrate these things?!

    Tim Cindric on the radio to Will Power, Detroit, 5th June 2016

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • 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

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 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
Will Power 165 0 34.5 108 $250000 $335030 $390000
Scott Dixon 165 0 35.1 105 $250000 $334936 $390000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 165 0 28.6 126 $250000 $318455 $355000
Graham Rahal 161 0 24.7 107 $250000 $311242 $340000
Josef Newgarden 131 0 29.9 111 $250000 $310496 $335000
Marco Andretti 165 0 23.8 103 $250000 $310288 $335000
Alexander Rossi 68 0 33.2 124 $250000 $314118 $335000
Simon Pagenaud 133 0 33.3 112 $250000 $316353 $335000
Takuma Sato 165 0 20.7 137 $230000 $295879 $325000
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
Santino Ferrucci 21 0 20.9 53 $280000 $297381 $315000
Max Chilton 64 0 17.5 86 $250000 $299766 $315000
Colton Herta 19 0 24.4 104 $275000 $301579 $315000
Marcus Ericsson 18 0 17.1 58 $270000 $298889 $310000
Zach Veach 38 0 17.3 48 $250000 $293816 $305000
Jack Harvey 23 0 17.9 35 $250000 $287826 $305000
Patricio O'Ward 9 0 19.9 44 $275000 $288889 $300000
Ben Hanley 5 0 7.8 12 $270000 $289000 $300000
Sage Karam 23 0 16.9 57 $250000 $292174 $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
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Helio Castroneves 136 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328676 $385000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Tony Kanaan 164 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318598 $360000
Juan Pablo Montoya 51 0 34.0 102 $250000 $321471 $350000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Ed Carpenter 86 0 23.2 92 $250000 $295407 $340000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Spencer Pigot 56 0 19.3 40 $250000 $299643 $335000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
James Hinchcliffe 135 0 25.5 95 $250000 $308222 $330000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
J.R. Hildebrand 71 0 20.6 76 $240000 $293239 $320000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 69 6 16.4 60 $230000 $277920 $320000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Ed Jones 47 0 20.3 93 $250000 $301277 $315000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Fernando Alonso 3 0 23.5 47 $300000 $300000 $300000
James Davison 11 0 15.3 36 $250000 $280909 $300000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Stefan Wilson 5 14 19.7 31 $250000 $273000 $300000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
RC Enerson 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Pietro Fittipaldi 6 7 15.2 28 $280000 $285833 $295000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000