• 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

  • ...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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Back at the big house next weekend, kids.

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

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

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • I was a craft beer and a wallet chain away from being a hipster!

    James Hinchcliffe on beard growth, Tim and Sid's Plays of the Week, September 14th 2015

  • "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've never been so happy to be in last place.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • I need a nap now.

    Colton Herta on winning his first IndyCar race, COTA, 24th March 2019

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

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

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

  • 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

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tom Carnegie

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • I can hardly believe it. Who would have thought it?!

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • Gentlemen, start your engines.

    Wilbur Shaw

  • As a past driver, I'd answer the phone if Roger or Chip called...

    Sarah Fisher on keeping Josef Newgarden in her team, Racer.com, August 3rd 2015

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

    Tony Stewart, May 2007

  • Milka, if you're gonna go that slow you gotta drive your mirrors, hon'!

    Ryan Hunter-Reay to Milka Duno after Watkins Glen qualifying, July 2010

  • Someone asked me if I win the Indy 500 if I'd still retire? I'd still retire. What better way to go out?

    Danica Patrick on her final race, racing.ap.org, March 7th 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • Some people strap on their helmet and lose their brains.

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • When Will was going off on Versus, I was cracking up. I was like, man, I didn't know you could talk like that! And I never knew you could say 'wanker' on TV, but that's my new word for now on... so I guess something good did come out of Toronto!

    Tony Kanaan on Will Power, Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • It's going to be a close finish. I have the bigger nose, I guess I have a good chance.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • 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

  • Sometimes you're the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug. And sometimes you have an air gun failure.

    Simon Pagenaud on equipment issues, St Petersburg, March 11th 2018

  • Last season, we lost the championship in the last corner of the last lap of the last race to some other guy.

    Chip Ganassi, Daytona 2008

  • This is just an excellent race and to be a part of the history, I'm really grateful for that.

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • I just kept focused, focused, focused, all day long, getting every corner perfect.

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • That's the kind of incident that leaves skidmarks *inside* the cockpit!

    Tom Sneva

  • Off to heat yoga with @PitFitTraining. Gonna be sweating like a rapist.

    Tomas Scheckter showing his class on Twitter, April 6th 2011

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