• Then again my favorite films of all time are Fast and the Furious 1 through 8 or however many of them there are.

    Conor Daly on underglow. Via Twitter, July 16th 2020

  • Who is the buff guy in blue with the big #Schnozolla?

    Chip Ganassi on Tony Kanaan's Family Feud appearance, via Twitter, July 26th 2016

  • I'm a moving chicane out here!

    Juan Pablo Montoya, lap 42 at St Pete's, March 30th 2014

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I am stupid.

    Zach Veach on Zach Veach after an off track excursion, IMS, July 4th 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The track is narrower than I thought! You watch the television and you see three cars alongside on the main straight - now I am in the car on the main straight and it's hard to imagine how you can fit three cars there at speed.

    Fernando Alonso after his first test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • Back then there were 50-75 cars just trying to make the field. And they were the best drivers in the world. I remember thinking; I can’t believe this. I can't believe I got a spot.

    A.J. Foyt on qualifying for his first Indianapolis 500 mile race

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

    Dan Wheldon

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

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • It's great that it's one minute after six!

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 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

  • 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

  • I arrived in Turn 1 and I was convinced that I was doing flat out, but the foot was not flat - it had its own life, it was not connected to my brain at that moment.

    Fernando Alonso on Turn 1 commitment at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • 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 drove the best race of my whole career!

    Rinus VeeKay on finishing 5th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

  • 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

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • 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

  • We won a 500-mile race - not the right one, but we won a 500-miler...

    Will Power on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

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

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

  • 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

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • Back at the big house next weekend, kids.

    Alexander Rossi on the Harvest GP, Twitter.com, 24th September 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • ...one of the things that has always been wrong with that theory that NASCAR is the enemy... and they are... is because the people at NASCAR need to protect NASCAR.

    Curt Cavin on Trackside, May 13th 2010

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • It takes a lot of guts to expose yourself in front of millions of people, in front of all the media, in front of all your peers. If somebody came to me and said, "Hey, you want to run Texas in an IRL car," I'd say, "Hell, no. I don't want to get embarrassed." She's doing that. I have a lot of respect for that.

    Jeff Burton on Danica Patrick, June 2010

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

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

  • I think it's is a long putt, so I think we're safe for a while.

    Roger Penske on the possibility of F1 returning to Long Beach, April 2014

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • He's grounded.

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

  • No way. That's the best part about our cars, no power steering, high aero, get it done.

    Scott McLaughlin on adding power steering, via Twitter, April 26th 2021

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • 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

  • "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

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

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
Scott McLaughlin 4 8 26.8 64 $305000 $306250 $310000
Rinus VeeKay 12 8 31.1 60 $290000 $298750 $315000
Dalton Kellett 8 7 13.1 20 $290000 $296250 $305000
Pietro Fittipaldi 7 7 16.4 28 $280000 $288571 $305000
Alex Palou 12 7 30.4 61 $290000 $298750 $325000
Patricio O'Ward 20 0 35.3 86 $275000 $299500 $320000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 176 0 28.7 126 $250000 $318551 $355000
Takuma Sato 176 0 21.8 137 $230000 $297528 $325000
Josef Newgarden 142 0 31.9 111 $250000 $312007 $335000
Ed Jones 50 0 20.1 93 $250000 $301500 $315000
Marcus Ericsson 29 0 22.8 58 $270000 $302931 $315000
Conor Daly 64 0 20.2 69 $250000 $296406 $320000
Graham Rahal 172 0 25.8 107 $250000 $311919 $340000
Felix Rosenqvist 29 0 27.2 63 $270000 $308793 $320000
Tony Kanaan 169 0 25.2 101 $250000 $318314 $360000
Jack Harvey 34 0 22.8 52 $250000 $292794 $315000
Alexander Rossi 79 0 33.0 124 $250000 $315380 $335000
Ed Carpenter 91 0 23.1 92 $250000 $296538 $340000
Sebastien Bourdais 138 0 24.0 76 $250000 $302971 $325000
Will Power 176 0 34.9 108 $250000 $334545 $390000
Simon Pagenaud 144 0 33.6 112 $250000 $317153 $335000
Colton Herta 30 0 32.0 104 $275000 $306500 $320000
Scott Dixon 176 0 36.6 105 $250000 $334855 $390000
James Hinchcliffe 143 0 25.4 95 $250000 $308147 $330000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Romain Grosjean 2 17 18.5 20 $300000 $305000 $310000
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
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
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
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
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
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
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
Jimmie Johnson 2 8 9.5 11 $305000 $307500 $310000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
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
Oliver Askew 8 5 24.4 64 $290000 $296875 $305000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
J.R. Hildebrand 72 0 20.7 76 $240000 $293472 $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
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Marco Andretti 173 0 23.6 103 $250000 $310188 $335000
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
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $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
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
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
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Charlie Kimball 148 0 21.4 78 $250000 $295946 $325000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Santino Ferrucci 29 0 24.4 65 $280000 $301034 $315000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Helio Castroneves 138 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328442 $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
Max Chilton 72 0 17.6 86 $250000 $299931 $315000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Sage Karam 26 0 15.4 57 $250000 $292692 $300000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000