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

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

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

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

  • 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

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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'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

  • 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

  • I was a craft beer and a wallet chain away from being a hipster!

    James Hinchcliffe on beard growth, Tim and Sid's Plays of the Week, September 14th 2015

  • That's the kind of incident that leaves skidmarks *inside* the cockpit!

    Tom Sneva

  • The worst thing about crashing A.J.'s car twice in two days is you still have to go to dinner with him. And he makes you buy, and then he eats your bowl of ice cream, too.

    Billy Boat

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

    Graham Rahal on finishing 5th at Toronto, via Twitter, July 2010

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • There's fathers out there. There's husbands. There's brothers, sisters. It's something that absolutely we think about. We hope for the best with it.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on the dangers of racing an IndyCar, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • Hope you're all snug in your beds, while Indycars dance in your head...

    Simon Pagenaud on insomnia, Twitter, 4:31 AM, July 23rd 2019

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

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

  • The Indy 500 was the defining stage of my career.

    Mario Andretti

  • He's grounded.

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

  • 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

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

    Curt Cavin with a new twist on an old saying, GP of Baltimore 2013

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

  • 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

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

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

  • I need a nap now.

    Colton Herta on winning his first IndyCar race, COTA, 24th March 2019

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

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

  • 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

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

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • 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

  • 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

  • If someone said choose one race to win, just one, and that was the only race you ever got to win, it would be the Indy 500.

    Jack Harvey on the Indianapolis 500, indianapolismotorspeedway.com, February 21st 2019

  • 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

  • You don't gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • Now they've got competition and they are not talking about winning. I feel like they want to sit around and hold hands and sing. I want to win.

    Chip Ganassi on Honda, St Petersberg, March 23rd 2013

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

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • It was talent and skill, that's how I did it. A masterful display of driving ability!

    James Hinchcliffe on getting through the gap that took him from 17th to 6th at Mid Ohio, August 2014

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • ...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

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
Dalton Kellett 2 9 9.0 9 $290000 $290000 $290000
Oliver Askew 3 5 13.5 22 $290000 $291667 $295000
Alex Palou 3 7 9.0 11 $290000 $290000 $290000
Rinus VeeKay 3 8 19.0 30 $290000 $290000 $290000
Santino Ferrucci 23 0 20.4 53 $280000 $298696 $315000
Patricio O'Ward 11 0 20.1 44 $275000 $290000 $300000
Colton Herta 21 0 24.9 104 $275000 $302619 $315000
Marcus Ericsson 20 0 17.4 58 $270000 $299500 $310000
Felix Rosenqvist 20 0 23.7 60 $270000 $304250 $320000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 167 0 28.5 126 $250000 $318473 $355000
Josef Newgarden 133 0 29.9 111 $250000 $310789 $335000
Marco Andretti 167 0 23.6 103 $250000 $310284 $335000
Conor Daly 55 0 19.6 69 $250000 $294000 $320000
Graham Rahal 163 0 24.7 107 $250000 $311350 $340000
Zach Veach 40 0 17.8 48 $250000 $294500 $310000
Charlie Kimball 142 0 21.1 78 $250000 $295493 $325000
Alexander Rossi 70 0 32.5 124 $250000 $314500 $335000
Jack Harvey 25 0 17.6 35 $250000 $288800 $305000
Will Power 167 0 34.2 108 $250000 $334970 $390000
Simon Pagenaud 135 0 33.3 112 $250000 $316556 $335000
Max Chilton 66 0 17.2 86 $250000 $299773 $315000
Scott Dixon 167 0 35.3 105 $250000 $334907 $390000
Takuma Sato 167 0 20.6 137 $230000 $296138 $325000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Fernando Alonso 3 0 23.5 47 $300000 $300000 $300000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
RC Enerson 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Pietro Fittipaldi 6 7 15.2 28 $280000 $285833 $295000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Ben Hanley 5 0 6.2 12 $270000 $289000 $300000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
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
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Juan Pablo Montoya 51 0 34.0 102 $250000 $321471 $350000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Tony Kanaan 165 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318515 $360000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
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
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
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
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Ed Carpenter 87 0 23.2 92 $250000 $295575 $340000
Sebastien Bourdais 133 0 24.0 76 $250000 $302782 $325000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Spencer Pigot 57 0 19.1 40 $250000 $299649 $335000
Helio Castroneves 136 0 30.7 118 $250000 $328676 $385000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
James Hinchcliffe 137 0 25.4 95 $250000 $308175 $330000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Stefan Wilson 5 14 19.7 31 $250000 $273000 $300000
Sage Karam 24 0 15.7 57 $250000 $292083 $300000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
J.R. Hildebrand 71 0 20.6 76 $240000 $293239 $320000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Simona De Silvestro 69 6 16.4 60 $230000 $277920 $320000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000