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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • Back at the big house next weekend, kids.

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

  • 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

  • I wish I could get my deadbeat family to participate.

    Kurt St. Angelo on the IndyCarFanZone fantasy league, Twitter, September 14th 2022

  • Racing IndyCars at Richmond is like flying fighter jets in a gymnasium.

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2007

  • 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'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

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves on the return to road courses

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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 am a connoisseur of information!

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

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • Who is the buff guy in blue with the big #Schnozolla?

    Chip Ganassi on Tony Kanaan's Family Feud appearance, via Twitter, July 26th 2016

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • And here comes Max Crappis into the pits!

    Paul Page, Michigan '99

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • You know, bison do seem like some very American animals.

    Conor Daly on Bison, IndyCar.com March 23rd 2021

  • I prefer to be here, even 34th, then being at home like last year.

    Fernando Alonso on the Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 19th 2019

  • Second place is nothing.

    Marco Andretti, Indy 2006

  • 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

  • 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

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • From now on, Scheckter, when used as a verb, means, "To steal one's wireless internet access."

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

  • 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

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

    PJ Chesson

  • 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 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

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

  • She's just feeling the pressure of not winning races.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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
Helio Castroneves 162 0 28.7 118 $250000 $325494 $385000
Conor Daly 93 0 18.8 69 $250000 $300753 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
Devlin DeFrancesco 17 0 12.1 28 $290000 $296471 $300000
Scott Dixon 205 0 35.7 105 $250000 $333363 $390000
Marcus Ericsson 58 0 26.2 109 $270000 $311379 $325000
Romain Grosjean 29 0 20.7 48 $300000 $311397 $320500
Jack Harvey 63 0 19.4 52 $250000 $298968 $315000
Colton Herta 59 0 28.9 104 $275000 $312119 $325000
Callum Ilott 19 0 12.5 37 $295000 $299474 $305000
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
Kyle Kirkwood 17 0 10.8 26 $295000 $299118 $305000
Christian Lundgaard 17 0 19.0 40 $295000 $302059 $315000
David Malukas 17 0 17.9 41 $295000 $301471 $310000
Scott McLaughlin 33 0 24.9 64 $300000 $314091 $330000
Josef Newgarden 171 0 32.0 111 $250000 $313743 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 49 0 31.5 91 $275000 $312755 $330000
Simon Pagenaud 173 0 31.3 112 $250000 $316965 $335000
Alex Palou 41 0 31.9 85 $290000 $317439 $330000
Will Power 205 0 34.0 108 $250000 $332537 $390000
Graham Rahal 201 0 25.2 107 $250000 $312114 $340000
Felix Rosenqvist 57 0 23.4 69 $270000 $310702 $320000
Alexander Rossi 108 0 30.3 124 $250000 $314537 $335000
Takuma Sato 205 0 21.1 137 $230000 $299220 $325000
Rinus VeeKay 40 5 23.7 60 $290000 $307500 $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 177 0 23.2 103 $250000 $310014 $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
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
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 99 0 22.8 92 $250000 $297677 $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
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
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 5 5 14.6 22 $285000 $292000 $300000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Santino Ferrucci 38 0 23.7 65 $280000 $301842 $315000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
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 188 0 28.0 126 $250000 $318032 $355000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
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 174 0 25.3 101 $250000 $318075 $360000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.1 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
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
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
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
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
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
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 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
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 9 0 11.3 31 $250000 $284444 $300000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000