• Pounding down toward the yard of bricks...

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Dan Wheldon

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • She was acting like a spoiled brat. I don't respect that. I tried to step away. She kept grabbing on me like a dog that wanted to bite my ankles.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

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

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 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

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

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • 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

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, 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

  • If you're an open-wheel racer and not at Indy in May, you're not really a race car driver. You just think you are.

    Eddie Cheever

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • She's just feeling the pressure of not winning races.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

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

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • The only reason I'm wearin' it is so I didn't leave it in no hotel nowhere!

    A.J. Foyt on his Indy 500 winner's ring, Detroit, June 3rd 2016

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

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

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

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

  • 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

  • From now on, Scheckter, when used as a verb, means, "To steal one's wireless internet access."

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

  • I plan to be here hopefully until I'm into my 40s, and to accomplish something like Scott has done.

    Alexander Rossi on building an IndyCar legacy, Mobil1TheGrid.com, December 10th 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

  • 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

  • ...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 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

  • Most importantly, for the Indy 500 we'll probably be all okay, and that's cause to be happy.

    Mikhail Aleshin on Honda's prospects for the 2017 season, Motorsport.com, February 2nd 2017

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • Heeeeere's something that's amazing... i-dent-ical laps.

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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'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

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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 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

  • 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

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

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

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
Ryan Hunter-Reay 165 0 28.6 126 $250000 $318455 $355000
Takuma Sato 165 0 20.7 137 $230000 $295879 $325000
Josef Newgarden 131 0 29.9 111 $250000 $310496 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 9 0 19.9 44 $275000 $288889 $300000
Marco Andretti 165 0 23.8 103 $250000 $310288 $335000
Conor Daly 53 0 19.5 69 $250000 $293679 $320000
Marcus Ericsson 18 0 17.1 58 $270000 $298889 $310000
Zach Veach 38 0 17.3 48 $250000 $293816 $305000
Ben Hanley 5 0 7.8 12 $270000 $289000 $300000
Graham Rahal 161 0 24.7 107 $250000 $311242 $340000
Felix Rosenqvist 18 0 25.0 60 $270000 $302778 $320000
Charlie Kimball 140 0 21.2 78 $250000 $295357 $325000
Alexander Rossi 68 0 33.2 124 $250000 $314118 $335000
Jack Harvey 23 0 17.9 35 $250000 $287826 $305000
Sebastien Bourdais 133 0 24.2 76 $250000 $302782 $325000
Santino Ferrucci 21 0 20.9 53 $280000 $297381 $315000
Simon Pagenaud 133 0 33.3 112 $250000 $316353 $335000
Max Chilton 64 0 17.5 86 $250000 $299766 $315000
Will Power 165 0 34.5 108 $250000 $335030 $390000
Sage Karam 23 0 16.9 57 $250000 $292174 $300000
Colton Herta 19 0 24.4 104 $275000 $301579 $315000
Scott Dixon 165 0 35.1 105 $250000 $334936 $390000
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
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Stefan Wilson 5 14 19.7 31 $250000 $273000 $300000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
RC Enerson 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
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
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Pietro Fittipaldi 6 7 15.2 28 $280000 $285833 $295000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Simona De Silvestro 69 6 16.4 60 $230000 $277920 $320000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
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
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Ed Jones 47 0 20.3 93 $250000 $301277 $315000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Juan Pablo Montoya 51 0 34.0 102 $250000 $321471 $350000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Tony Kanaan 164 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318598 $360000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Fernando Alonso 3 0 23.5 47 $300000 $300000 $300000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
James Davison 11 0 15.3 36 $250000 $280909 $300000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Ed Carpenter 86 0 23.2 92 $250000 $295407 $340000
Spencer Pigot 56 0 19.3 40 $250000 $299643 $335000
Helio Castroneves 136 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328676 $385000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
James Hinchcliffe 135 0 25.5 95 $250000 $308222 $330000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000