• 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

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

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This has been the best season of my career in motorsport and I've learned so much. We'll be coming back to win this thing next year.

    Will Power on losing to Dario Franchitti, Homestead, 2010

  • If I have to race until I am 86 years old, I am going to race until I win another Indianapolis 500.

    Dan Wheldon after finishing 2nd in the 2010 Indianapolis 500

  • The last time this flag was on the front row of the Indy500, I wasn’t born. Makes me proud.

    Rinus Veekay on the Dutch flag, Twitter.com, May 25th 2021

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • I came in not knowing what to expect. I basically fell in love with IndyCar.

    Romain Grosjean on his rookie season, Laguna Seca, September 19th 2021

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • 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

  • If you run around in the back with the squirrels, you're bound to get your nuts cracked.

    PJ Chesson

  • 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

  • I'm throwing this one out to Dan. This is his hometown, this is his car.

    James Hinchcliffe after his first career victory, St. Petersburg, March 24th 2013

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 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

  • I am stupid.

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

  • We are trying to fix them but when you start behind the eight ball like last year you are playing catch-up and you will continue to play catch-up until we get rid of these stupid kits!

    Michael Andretti on aerokits, Autosport.com, 15th April 2016

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

    Marco Andretti, July 2006

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 2010

  • 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

  • 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

  • The day started when I walked into Gasoline Alley and saw the grandstands. It was my first time here on race day and it was quite unbelievable.

    Alex Tagliani on the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • You've only seen me smile here.

    Romain Grosjean on being in IndyCar, after the GMR Grand Prix, IMS, May 15th 2021

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

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

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • 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

  • I drove the best race of my whole career!

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

  • 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

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • Speed on ovals is insane. Currently re-calibrating my eyes.

    Jimmie Johnson on his first oval test at Texas Motor Speedway, via Twitter, August 30th 2020

  • If we're racing on Superspeedways with catch fencing, I fear we're just playing the odds until we have something protecting our heads. It’s a scary thing to say.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on canopies, Racer Magazine, 15 September 2014

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • It was a tough day – really disappointing... I guess it was a good day in reality.

    Josef Newgarden on finishing 7th at the IMS Road Course, July 4th 2020

  • I think Danica's pretty aggressive in our cars. I mean, you know especially if you catch her at the right time of the month, she might be trading plenty of paint out there!

    Ed Carpenter, July 2006

  • 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

  • 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

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
Oliver Askew 12 5 22.0 64 $290000 $296667 $305000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Helio Castroneves 145 0 30.4 118 $250000 $327621 $385000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Conor Daly 76 0 19.7 69 $250000 $298816 $320000
Scott Dixon 188 0 36.1 105 $250000 $334359 $390000
Marcus Ericsson 41 0 25.3 73 $270000 $306829 $320000
Romain Grosjean 12 8 24.2 44 $300000 $312083 $315000
Jack Harvey 46 0 21.5 52 $250000 $298261 $315000
Colton Herta 42 0 31.0 104 $275000 $310595 $325000
James Hinchcliffe 155 0 24.6 95 $250000 $308065 $330000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 188 0 28.1 126 $250000 $318032 $355000
Callum Ilott 3 5 6.5 8 $295000 $295000 $295000
Jimmie Johnson 11 5 9.5 15 $290000 $296364 $310000
Ed Jones 62 0 19.1 93 $250000 $302661 $315000
Dalton Kellett 20 0 10.7 20 $290000 $298500 $305000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.2 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
Scott McLaughlin 16 0 19.6 64 $300000 $311250 $315000
Josef Newgarden 154 0 31.9 111 $250000 $312825 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 32 0 34.1 88 $275000 $308281 $330000
Simon Pagenaud 156 0 32.8 112 $250000 $317340 $335000
Alex Palou 24 0 32.8 85 $290000 $312292 $330000
Will Power 188 0 34.1 108 $250000 $333484 $390000
Graham Rahal 184 0 25.7 107 $250000 $312283 $340000
Felix Rosenqvist 40 0 23.7 63 $270000 $309875 $320000
Alexander Rossi 91 0 31.6 124 $250000 $315055 $335000
Takuma Sato 188 0 21.7 137 $230000 $298670 $325000
Rinus VeeKay 23 6 27.4 60 $290000 $305652 $325000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
Marco Andretti 175 0 23.4 103 $250000 $310129 $335000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Ed Carpenter 94 0 23.2 92 $250000 $297021 $340000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Simona De Silvestro 71 0 16.1 60 $230000 $278542 $320000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
RC Enerson 5 5 14.6 22 $285000 $292000 $300000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Santino Ferrucci 34 0 25.1 65 $280000 $301176 $315000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
J.R. Hildebrand 74 0 20.6 76 $240000 $293851 $320000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Tony Kanaan 172 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318140 $360000
Sage Karam 28 0 16.3 57 $250000 $293214 $300000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Christian Lundgaard 1 19 19.0 19 $290000 $290000 $290000
Kevin Magnussen 1 7 7.0 7 $300000 $300000 $300000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Juan Pablo Montoya 54 0 33.1 102 $250000 $320556 $350000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Ryan Norman 1 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Stefan Wilson 7 0 13.8 31 $250000 $280714 $300000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000