• I never would've had my opportunity to race at Indy if it weren't for Tony George and the IRL.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • 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

  • I was going good but then I slipped in my own drool.

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

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

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

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

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • Why do you think there are so many skid marks? It's not because it's a lovely corner.

    John Andretti, Indy 2010

  • Maybe he should start thinking about driving and stop thinking about dancing because that was a stupid move.

    Tomas Scheckter on Helio Castroneves, Detroit 2007

  • 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

  • There comes a time in a race where money doesn't matter, living doesn't matter. Winning is the only thing that matters, and so when you go into those corners, it's winning that tells all.

    Al Unser Jr.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brian Clauson's car got pretty beat up yesterday. It's black and blue all over

    Justin Wilson on Brian Clauson's patchwork DW12, bump day, Indy 2012

  • It was a very good test in terms of outright speed, but I did destroy a car the first day.

    Dan Wheldon, Homestead test 2007

  • 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 can't control what size I am and how I'm built. All I know is the NBA doesn't lower the hoop for short guys.

    Danica Patrick, June 2005

  • 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 just can't wait to get back in the car. I wonder if I'm still any good.

    Will Power on the long off season, St Petersburg, March 21st 2013

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • 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'm 38. I'm a legit 38. I don't know how old you are, but I'm legit 38. March 3 1981.

    Ed Carpenter to Tony Kanaan on the suggestion that he was over 40, Gateway, August 24th 2019

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • Will he get through? Where is he? Where is he? There he is!

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

  • You need to learn how to f***ing count.

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

  • I wish Beaux Barfield was officiating when I was driving - I'd have gotten a lot less penalties!

    Paul Tracy on lax penalties for avoidable contact, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • Brad Pitt got a super license before me. Tough.

    Colton Herta on Brad Pitt joining the F1 grid to film a movie, Twitter, May 4th 2023

  • 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

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

    Will Power on the art of restarting, St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • Beautiful chaos!

    David Malukas on the racing at Texas Motor Speedway, April 2nd 2023

  • For a moment, all is right with the world - Danica Patrick is leading the Indianapolis 500.

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • The Indy 500 is the biggest race in the world. I don't think it's even debatable. It is.

    Dan Wheldon

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • ...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

  • I promise you this: it isn't the last you've seen of me at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My last time there will not be a day when I'm walking out with my tail between my legs.

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

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

  • 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

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • I think the IRL has been poised for a long time to be discovered by a lot of people.

    Chip Ganassi

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
Marcus Armstrong 19 5 18.8 35 $295000 $303158 $315000
Agustin Canapino 25 0 11.0 19 $300000 $303200 $305000
Helio Castroneves 182 0 26.9 118 $250000 $323791 $385000
Scott Dixon 230 0 35.5 105 $250000 $332476 $390000
Marcus Ericsson 83 0 25.5 109 $270000 $314759 $325000
Santino Ferrucci 63 0 20.2 65 $280000 $304127 $315000
Pietro Fittipaldi 17 0 12.8 28 $280000 $293235 $305000
Luca Ghiotto 3 5 7.0 9 $295000 $295000 $295000
Romain Grosjean 54 0 18.9 48 $300000 $311306 $320500
Jack Harvey 84 0 17.5 52 $250000 $300298 $315000
Colton Herta 84 0 27.0 104 $275000 $314226 $325000
Kyle Kirkwood 42 0 17.1 54 $295000 $308810 $320000
Christian Lundgaard 42 0 20.9 54 $295000 $307381 $315000
Linus Lundqvist 12 5 12.7 36 $300000 $306250 $310000
Scott McLaughlin 58 0 25.9 71 $300000 $317414 $330000
Josef Newgarden 196 0 31.3 111 $250000 $315153 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 74 0 30.4 91 $275000 $315676 $330000
Alex Palou 66 0 33.9 85 $290000 $321591 $335000
Theo Pourchaire 5 8 14.5 20 $305000 $309000 $310000
Will Power 230 0 33.2 108 $250000 $331435 $390000
Graham Rahal 226 0 24.3 107 $250000 $311726 $340000
Christian Rasmussen 8 5 9.3 19 $295000 $295000 $295000
Sting Ray Robb 25 0 8.8 18 $295000 $298400 $300000
Felix Rosenqvist 82 0 22.6 69 $270000 $312317 $320000
Alexander Rossi 133 0 29.0 124 $250000 $315414 $335000
Kyffin Simpson 8 6 12.7 18 $305000 $309375 $310000
Rinus VeeKay 65 5 21.2 60 $290000 $308308 $330000
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 180 0 22.9 103 $250000 $309958 $335000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Oliver Askew 12 5 20.9 64 $290000 $296667 $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
Tom Blomqvist 9 5 7.8 15 $295000 $297222 $300000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Colin Braun 2 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 8.3 16 $290000 $290714 $295000
Ed Carpenter 105 0 22.0 92 $250000 $298286 $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
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
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
Conor Daly 104 0 18.2 69 $250000 $301635 $320000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
Devlin DeFrancesco 34 0 11.3 28 $290000 $301765 $310000
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 7 0 11.1 22 $285000 $294286 $300000
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
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 77 0 20.4 76 $240000 $294156 $320000
James Hinchcliffe 155 0 24.5 95 $250000 $308065 $330000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 200 0 26.9 126 $250000 $317500 $355000
Callum Ilott 39 0 14.3 37 $295000 $304359 $310000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
Ed Jones 62 0 19.1 93 $250000 $302661 $315000
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 176 0 25.1 101 $250000 $317955 $360000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.1 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Kyle Larson 1 21 21.0 21 $315000 $315000 $315000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Katherine Legge 14 0 10.9 22 $260000 $272143 $305000
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
David Malukas 34 0 16.8 42 $295000 $304706 $310000
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 57 0 32.1 102 $250000 $319649 $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
Simon Pagenaud 183 0 30.1 112 $250000 $316585 $335000
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
Benjamin Pedersen 17 0 7.6 15 $295000 $300882 $305000
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
Takuma Sato 212 0 20.8 137 $230000 $299646 $325000
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
Nolan Siegel 1 10 10.0 10 $305000 $305000 $305000
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 28 9 17.0 45 $260000 $288750 $320000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Juri Vips 2 6 9.0 12 $295000 $295000 $295000
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 10 0 9.9 31 $250000 $286000 $300000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000