• 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

  • My mom hasn't played much of a role in my racing career. In fact, I think she still wants me to join the Coast Guard. But I still love her.

    PJ Chesson on Mothers Day

  • Everyone thinks that running in dirty air causes the front end to wash out, but actually it affects the whole car and you just can't follow someone close in fast or medium-speed corners since the aerokits came in.

    Will Power on aerokits, Motorsport.com, May 4th 2016

  • Cheever had a problem with my dad, he had a problem with me, and now he's taking it out on Marco.

    Michael Andretti, Watkins Glen 2006

  • I still have the passion to drive the hell out of it!

    Juan Pablo Montoya on his motivation, NBCSports.com, July 12th 2016

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

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

  • This is a huge day for the IndyCar Series and for our sport as a whole, for sure.

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • I'm the happiest guy on earth right now!

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

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

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • I hope all the fans out there were as excited about that race as I am. It was awesome doing so much passing. Racing can't get any better!

    Graham Rahal on the Kentucky 300, August 2009

  • This is a great decision by IndyCar. Plus it gives me another month to get ready.

    Jimmie Johnson on the 2021 season opener being delayed, via Twitter, January 6th 2021

  • I get one more opportunity to head into the defining racing venue of my career with a single, achievable goal: Win.

    Danica Patrick on her final Indy 500, The Players' Tribune, May 15th 2018

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • They're creating a much bigger problem than the one they're trying to solve. And it's mind-boggling, absolutely mind-boggling, that they don't see it and that these discussions have even made it this far.

    James Hinchcliffe on INDYCAR mandating domed skids, Motorsport.com, April 5th 2016

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

    Scott Dixon on marriage at the Carb Night Burger Bash, 2015

  • You don't get too many times like that at the Indy 500 where you're out there and you have a chance to win the race right in front of everybody on the last lap.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • This place isn't easy. It's not supposed to be easy. This place starts the 33 fastest, best-prepared cars. Obviously, I missed.

    Paul Diatlovitch, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

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

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • I have learned more in one week here than I did in my entire Formula One career.

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • It looks so easy when you watch it on TV, but it's not.

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • 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

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • 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 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

  • 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'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

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

  • He's grounded.

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

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • 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

  • 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

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
Sebastien Bourdais 145 0 23.6 76 $250000 $303241 $325000
Helio Castroneves 141 0 31.0 118 $250000 $328014 $385000
Max Chilton 79 0 17.0 86 $250000 $300190 $315000
Conor Daly 71 0 19.9 69 $250000 $297676 $320000
Scott Dixon 183 0 36.4 105 $250000 $334505 $390000
Marcus Ericsson 36 0 24.6 73 $270000 $305000 $320000
Santino Ferrucci 34 0 25.3 65 $280000 $301176 $315000
Romain Grosjean 7 14 25.2 44 $300000 $310000 $315000
Jack Harvey 41 0 21.4 52 $250000 $296220 $315000
Colton Herta 37 0 31.4 104 $275000 $308649 $325000
James Hinchcliffe 150 0 24.9 95 $250000 $308000 $330000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 183 0 28.3 126 $250000 $318251 $355000
Jimmie Johnson 7 6 9.3 15 $290000 $297857 $310000
Ed Jones 57 0 19.2 93 $250000 $302018 $315000
Dalton Kellett 15 0 11.6 20 $290000 $298000 $305000
Scott McLaughlin 11 0 20.6 64 $300000 $309545 $315000
Josef Newgarden 149 0 31.9 111 $250000 $312416 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 27 0 35.4 88 $275000 $305000 $330000
Simon Pagenaud 151 0 33.3 112 $250000 $317252 $335000
Alex Palou 19 0 34.6 85 $290000 $307632 $330000
Will Power 183 0 34.4 108 $250000 $333798 $390000
Graham Rahal 179 0 25.8 107 $250000 $312067 $340000
Felix Rosenqvist 35 0 24.4 63 $270000 $309143 $320000
Alexander Rossi 86 0 32.2 124 $250000 $315058 $335000
Takuma Sato 183 0 21.9 137 $230000 $298224 $325000
Rinus VeeKay 18 8 32.7 60 $290000 $303056 $325000
Cody Ware 2 11 11.0 11 $290000 $292500 $295000
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
Oliver Askew 9 5 23.8 64 $290000 $297222 $305000
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 93 0 23.4 92 $250000 $296882 $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 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
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 171 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318187 $360000
Sage Karam 28 0 16.3 57 $250000 $293214 $300000
Charlie Kimball 150 0 21.2 78 $250000 $296033 $325000
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
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
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