• 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 don't know him at all. Is he in his own little world?

    Kevin Lee on Jacques Villeneuve, Trackside, August 2012

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

  • Broke a glass at a restaurant. Apologize to the waiter, he looks at me, says "Accidents happen. YOU know what I mean!"

    James Hinchcliffe via Twitter, December 17th 2015

  • I love this championship and everything it represents. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be here. I wouldn't want to have it any other way.

    Alexander Rossi on IndyCar, The Indy Star, September 14th 2018

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Helio Castroneves

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

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • When you tug at a guy in the pit lane, I think that is taking advantage of your gender, because it puts me in an awkward position.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 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 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

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • We'd love to see Buddy Rice in a car and in the Indy 500, but as best we can tell, no driver has ever qualified for the Indy 500 from their couch.

    TrackSideOnline, May 2009

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

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

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

  • 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

  • If he thinks I'm not going to remember that, HE'S CRAZY!

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • This has been the best season of my career in motorsport and I've learned so much. We'll be coming back to win this thing next year.

    Will Power on losing to Dario Franchitti, Homestead, 2010

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • No way. That's the best part about our cars, no power steering, high aero, get it done.

    Scott McLaughlin on adding power steering, via Twitter, April 26th 2021

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • All up it was one of the toughest weekends of my career in ANY form of motorsport, and you can sometimes learn more from your roughest days out there.

    Scott McLaughlin on his Detroit weekend, June15th 2021, Speedcafe.com

  • 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

  • We won a 500-mile race - not the right one, but we won a 500-miler...

    Will Power on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • 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

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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • The last I looked, I earned the label of Indy 500 champion; those lobbing unfounded accusations at me have not.

    Eddie Cheever Jr. after Watkins Glen 06

  • 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

  • I'm tired of being nice about it. The fact is, grip created by aerodynamic downforce is our enemy... At the moment, the downforce is so great that it masks the handling and hurts the racing

    Rick Mears on what's wrong with IndyCar, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

  • The things that play on your mind the most are the ones that just got away.

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • I plan to be here hopefully until I'm into my 40s, and to accomplish something like Scott has done.

    Alexander Rossi on building an IndyCar legacy, Mobil1TheGrid.com, December 10th 2018

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • I can tell you one thing, with 50 to go, I thought we were going to go home and close our tent.

    Roger Penske, Indy 2006

  • 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

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 183 0 36.4 105 $250000 $334505 $390000
Will Power 183 0 34.4 108 $250000 $333798 $390000
Helio Castroneves 141 0 31.0 118 $250000 $328014 $385000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 183 0 28.3 126 $250000 $318251 $355000
Simon Pagenaud 151 0 33.3 112 $250000 $317252 $335000
Alexander Rossi 86 0 32.2 124 $250000 $315058 $335000
Josef Newgarden 149 0 31.9 111 $250000 $312416 $335000
Graham Rahal 179 0 25.8 107 $250000 $312067 $340000
Romain Grosjean 7 14 25.2 44 $300000 $310000 $315000
Scott McLaughlin 11 0 20.6 64 $300000 $309545 $315000
Felix Rosenqvist 35 0 24.4 63 $270000 $309143 $320000
Colton Herta 37 0 31.4 104 $275000 $308649 $325000
James Hinchcliffe 150 0 24.9 95 $250000 $308000 $330000
Alex Palou 19 0 34.6 85 $290000 $307632 $330000
Patricio O'Ward 27 0 35.4 88 $275000 $305000 $330000
Marcus Ericsson 36 0 24.6 73 $270000 $305000 $320000
Sebastien Bourdais 145 0 23.6 76 $250000 $303241 $325000
Rinus VeeKay 18 8 32.7 60 $290000 $303056 $325000
Ed Jones 57 0 19.2 93 $250000 $302018 $315000
Santino Ferrucci 34 0 25.3 65 $280000 $301176 $315000
Max Chilton 79 0 17.0 86 $250000 $300190 $315000
Takuma Sato 183 0 21.9 137 $230000 $298224 $325000
Dalton Kellett 15 0 11.6 20 $290000 $298000 $305000
Jimmie Johnson 7 6 9.3 15 $290000 $297857 $310000
Conor Daly 71 0 19.9 69 $250000 $297676 $320000
Jack Harvey 41 0 21.4 52 $250000 $296220 $315000
Cody Ware 2 11 11.0 11 $290000 $292500 $295000
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
Juan Pablo Montoya 54 0 33.1 102 $250000 $320556 $350000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Tony Kanaan 171 0 25.1 101 $250000 $318187 $360000
Marco Andretti 175 0 23.4 103 $250000 $310129 $335000
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
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $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
Oliver Askew 9 5 23.8 64 $290000 $297222 $305000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Ed Carpenter 93 0 23.4 92 $250000 $296882 $340000
Charlie Kimball 150 0 21.2 78 $250000 $296033 $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 74 0 20.6 76 $240000 $293851 $320000
Sage Karam 28 0 16.3 57 $250000 $293214 $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
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
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
RC Enerson 4 11 17.0 22 $285000 $290000 $295000
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
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
Stefan Wilson 7 0 13.8 31 $250000 $280714 $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
Simona De Silvestro 71 0 16.1 60 $230000 $278542 $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
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
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
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