• 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

  • 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

  • Heeeeere's something that's amazing... i-dent-ical laps.

    Tom Carnegie

  • And in 7 hours off to NYC!! Can't believe. Don't want to sleep thinking I'm gonna wake up from a dream.

    Sebastian Saavedra, Indy Bump Day 2010, via Twitter

  • 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

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 2010

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • Fernando Alonso on the difference between an IndyCar and an F1 car, May 3rd 2017

  • 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

  • I remember the first year I raced here, I took pictures of the entrance. I was taking pictures. I hoped one day to race here in May.

    Fernando Alonso on Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves

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

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

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

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • He said its the best team out there. If its the best team, he shouldn't have a problem.

    Chip Ganassi on whether he'd allow Jaun Pablo Montoya to test for Penske, Houston, October 2013

  • 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

  • Everyone wants to pick a fight with me. Whatever.

    Sage Karam on everyone wanting to pick a fight with him, IndyStar.com, August 3rd 2015

  • If they want to be on the front page of USA Today, they can be my guest. If I ever want attention, I'm just going to get out of the car and beat the hell out of somebody.

    Tony Kanaan on Dan and Danica, Milwaukee 2007

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • 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

  • 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

  • My picture isn't everywhere, but people recognize me. I'm telling you, it's the nose.

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

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

    PJ Chesson

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 drove the best race of my whole career!

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

  • So it was a bad result but good day. Led laps, good restarts, passed people, worked with the car, but finished crap! movin on!!

    Danica Patrick after Iowa 2009, via Twitter

  • I was going through there as hard as I could. It was for everything. It was for all the marbles.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • Whatever you heard, somebody made it up. For the first two days, he talked nonsense because he had a concussion. It doesn't matter what he was saying. He doesn't even remember it.

    Tony Kanaan on the rumours of Dario Franchitti's retirement after Houston, 2013

  • 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

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

    Simon Pagenaud, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2018

  • 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

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • I am stupid.

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

  • 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
Scott Dixon 198 0 35.7 105 $250000 $333710 $390000
Will Power 198 0 33.8 108 $250000 $332803 $390000
Patricio O'Ward 42 0 32.5 88 $275000 $311548 $330000
Alex Palou 34 0 32.2 85 $290000 $315882 $330000
Simon Pagenaud 166 0 32.1 112 $250000 $317199 $335000
Josef Newgarden 164 0 32.0 111 $250000 $313262 $335000
Alexander Rossi 101 0 31.0 124 $250000 $314356 $335000
Helio Castroneves 155 0 29.5 118 $250000 $326323 $385000
Colton Herta 52 0 29.4 104 $275000 $311250 $325000
Marcus Ericsson 51 0 26.0 109 $270000 $309510 $325000
Graham Rahal 194 0 25.3 107 $250000 $312242 $340000
Rinus VeeKay 33 5 24.9 60 $290000 $308030 $330000
Felix Rosenqvist 50 0 23.2 69 $270000 $310100 $320000
Romain Grosjean 22 0 21.7 44 $300000 $312295 $320500
Takuma Sato 198 0 21.3 137 $230000 $299192 $325000
Scott McLaughlin 26 0 20.9 64 $300000 $312885 $330000
Jack Harvey 56 0 20.4 52 $250000 $298839 $315000
Conor Daly 86 0 19.3 69 $250000 $299709 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 73 0 16.0 60 $230000 $278719 $320000
Christian Lundgaard 10 0 14.8 24 $295000 $301000 $315000
David Malukas 10 0 13.1 28 $295000 $300000 $310000
Kyle Kirkwood 10 0 11.0 26 $295000 $298500 $305000
Dalton Kellett 30 0 9.7 20 $290000 $297833 $305000
Jimmie Johnson 21 0 9.7 28 $290000 $299524 $315000
Devlin DeFrancesco 10 0 9.6 20 $290000 $295000 $300000
Callum Ilott 12 0 8.4 19 $295000 $297083 $305000
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 7.4 14 $290000 $290714 $295000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Juan Pablo Montoya 57 0 32.6 102 $250000 $319649 $350000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 188 0 28.0 126 $250000 $318032 $355000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Tony Kanaan 174 0 25.3 101 $250000 $318075 $360000
James Hinchcliffe 155 0 24.5 95 $250000 $308065 $330000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Santino Ferrucci 38 0 23.7 65 $280000 $301842 $315000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Marco Andretti 177 0 23.2 103 $250000 $310014 $335000
Ed Carpenter 97 0 23.0 92 $250000 $297474 $340000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.1 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
Oliver Askew 12 5 20.9 64 $290000 $296667 $305000
J.R. Hildebrand 77 0 20.4 76 $240000 $294156 $320000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Ed Jones 62 0 19.1 93 $250000 $302661 $315000
Christian Lundgaard 1 19 19.0 19 $290000 $290000 $290000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
RC Enerson 5 5 14.6 22 $285000 $292000 $300000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Stefan Wilson 9 0 11.3 31 $250000 $284444 $300000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
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
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Ryan Norman 1 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Kevin Magnussen 1 7 7.0 7 $300000 $300000 $300000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000