• 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

  • 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 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

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • Winning is always a great feeling, but winning at your home track, a place that you grew up at and a place that helped you fall in love with the sport of IndyCar racing... this is priceless.

    Graham Rahal on winning at Mid-Ohio, Instagram, August 3rd 2015

  • Do you think I give a flying f*** what Buddy Rice thinks?

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • I was frustrated since Motegi and wanted to prove a point. When you're in a competitive package, you can't let points slip. I can eat breakfast tomorrow morning now instead of stabbing my fork into the table.

    Dan Wheldon, Kansas 2007

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

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

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

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

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

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

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • You've only seen me smile here.

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

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • Now it's obvious we were too conservative, we should have just gone for it

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    John Andretti, Indy 2010

  • 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

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • It's great that it's one minute after six!

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • Do you still remember how to celebrate these things?!

    Tim Cindric on the radio to Will Power, Detroit, 5th June 2016

  • Back at the big house next weekend, kids.

    Alexander Rossi on the Harvest GP, Twitter.com, 24th September 2020

  • ...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

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

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

  • It's always sad to be out of a race but I'm happy that I walked away; it was a nasty, nasty crash.

    Tony Kanaan at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • We're all back to square zero!

    James Hinchcliffe on the start of a new season, Trackside, March 18th 2014

  • 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

  • Howard and me set the first and third fastest times of the day, and we both got beaten to grid slot 33 by a kid in Methodist Hospital with a smoking wreck of a car. The magic of Indy, huh?

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • Without the IRL, a lot of guys would never have been able to show what they can do.

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • I bet you'd love to drive one, you just wouldn't want to crash one!

    Charlie Kimball to Dale Jr. via Twitter, Pocono, August 23rd 2015

  • 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

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 2005

  • This is and always will be the greatest spectacle in racing. This is the Indianapolis 500.

    Leigh Diffey, as the green flag waved at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 29th 2022

  • 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

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 205 0 35.7 105 $250000 $333363 $390000
Will Power 205 0 34.0 108 $250000 $332537 $390000
Josef Newgarden 171 0 32.0 111 $250000 $313743 $335000
Alex Palou 41 0 31.9 85 $290000 $317439 $330000
Patricio O'Ward 49 0 31.5 91 $275000 $312755 $330000
Simon Pagenaud 173 0 31.3 112 $250000 $316965 $335000
Alexander Rossi 108 0 30.3 124 $250000 $314537 $335000
Colton Herta 59 0 28.9 104 $275000 $312119 $325000
Helio Castroneves 162 0 28.7 118 $250000 $325494 $385000
Marcus Ericsson 58 0 26.2 109 $270000 $311379 $325000
Graham Rahal 201 0 25.2 107 $250000 $312114 $340000
Scott McLaughlin 33 0 24.9 64 $300000 $314091 $330000
Rinus VeeKay 40 5 23.7 60 $290000 $307500 $330000
Felix Rosenqvist 57 0 23.4 69 $270000 $310702 $320000
Takuma Sato 205 0 21.1 137 $230000 $299220 $325000
Romain Grosjean 29 0 20.7 48 $300000 $311397 $320500
Jack Harvey 63 0 19.4 52 $250000 $298968 $315000
Christian Lundgaard 17 0 19.0 40 $295000 $302059 $315000
Conor Daly 93 0 18.8 69 $250000 $300753 $320000
David Malukas 17 0 17.9 41 $295000 $301471 $310000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
Callum Ilott 19 0 12.5 37 $295000 $299474 $305000
Devlin DeFrancesco 17 0 12.1 28 $290000 $296471 $300000
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
Kyle Kirkwood 17 0 10.8 26 $295000 $299118 $305000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
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 32.1 102 $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 99 0 22.8 92 $250000 $297677 $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
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
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
Ryan Norman 1 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
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
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 8.3 16 $290000 $290714 $295000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
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