• To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • 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

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • F1 is for sissies, this is proper racing, you can quote me on that!

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • That's a cool shot of the glowing brake disc!

    Colton Herta watching a replay of his pass on Rossi, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 3rd October 2020

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

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

    Kevin Lee on Jacques Villeneuve, Trackside, August 2012

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

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

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

    Curt Cavin with a new twist on an old saying, GP of Baltimore 2013

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

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

  • 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

  • It's like a reunion to come back here every May. I've never retired. I always say, "I'm not done yet."

    Parnelli Jones, Indy 2007

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

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • You know, if you're going to have an example of how not to go about things, this is 100 percent how you would do it.

    Scott Dixon on Alex Palou's contract dispute, Toronto, July 15th 2022

  • 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

  • What a day. This place is magical. It is still the 'beginning of the season' for me but everything is starting to fall into place. This is the best month of May, ever.

    Helio Castroneves after winning the Indy 500, May 2009

  • The minute he got in front of me, he slowed down half-a-second a lap because he knows I'm fighting him for the championship and he was out of the race. It's probably the most unsportsmanlike thing I've ever seen on the racetrack, apart from shunting someone into a wall.

    Wade Cunningham on Sebastien Saavedra, Iowa 2009

  • Heeeeeee's on it!

    Tom Carnegie

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

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

  • Well, the elephant in the room is the aero kits.

    Marco Andretti on why the Honda teams were struggling, Barber, April 27th 2015

  • Brad Pitt got a super license before me. Tough.

    Colton Herta on Brad Pitt joining the F1 grid to film a movie, Twitter, May 4th 2023

  • The Indy 500 was the defining stage of my career.

    Mario Andretti

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

  • 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

  • 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

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 2005

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 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

  • 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

  • I'm throwing this one out to Dan. This is his hometown, this is his car.

    James Hinchcliffe after his first career victory, St. Petersburg, March 24th 2013

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • 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

  • Again, I was scared to death. I had zero grip, and I was lifting at the start/finish line going into one. It's embarrassing.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

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

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

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

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • P2 to P8 to P20 to who knows to P2. Confirmed… Portland IS weird.

    Alexander Rossi on another wild race at Portland, via Twitter, September 13th 2021

  • 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

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
Marcus Armstrong 11 6 18.5 26 $295000 $303636 $310000
Tom Blomqvist 3 5 5.3 6 $295000 $296667 $300000
Agustin Canapino 17 0 10.6 19 $300000 $303235 $305000
Helio Castroneves 179 0 27.1 118 $250000 $324022 $385000
Devlin DeFrancesco 34 0 11.3 28 $290000 $301765 $310000
Scott Dixon 222 0 35.5 105 $250000 $332655 $390000
Marcus Ericsson 75 0 26.1 109 $270000 $314133 $325000
Santino Ferrucci 55 0 20.3 65 $280000 $303273 $315000
Romain Grosjean 46 0 19.5 48 $300000 $311533 $320500
Colton Herta 76 0 27.1 104 $275000 $313553 $325000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 199 0 27.0 126 $250000 $317538 $355000
Callum Ilott 36 0 14.0 37 $295000 $303889 $310000
Kyle Kirkwood 34 0 15.7 54 $295000 $306176 $320000
Christian Lundgaard 34 0 21.0 54 $295000 $306176 $315000
David Malukas 34 0 16.8 42 $295000 $304706 $310000
Scott McLaughlin 50 0 26.2 71 $300000 $316100 $330000
Josef Newgarden 188 0 31.6 111 $250000 $314574 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 66 0 30.7 91 $275000 $314773 $330000
Alex Palou 58 0 34.0 85 $290000 $320603 $335000
Benjamin Pedersen 17 0 7.6 15 $295000 $300882 $305000
Will Power 222 0 33.3 108 $250000 $331667 $390000
Graham Rahal 218 0 24.5 107 $250000 $311812 $340000
Sting Ray Robb 17 0 8.6 18 $295000 $299706 $300000
Felix Rosenqvist 74 0 22.5 69 $270000 $311689 $320000
Alexander Rossi 125 0 29.2 124 $250000 $315120 $335000
Rinus VeeKay 57 5 21.7 60 $290000 $308070 $330000
Juri Vips 2 6 9.0 12 $295000 $295000 $295000
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 179 0 23.0 103 $250000 $309958 $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 104 0 22.1 92 $250000 $298173 $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
Conor Daly 103 0 18.2 69 $250000 $301602 $320000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
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 7 0 11.1 22 $285000 $294286 $300000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
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 Harvey 77 0 17.9 52 $250000 $299870 $315000
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
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
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 176 0 25.1 101 $250000 $317955 $360000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
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 13 0 11.3 22 $260000 $269615 $305000
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
Linus Lundqvist 4 5 11.5 18 $300000 $301250 $305000
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
Simon Pagenaud 183 0 30.1 112 $250000 $316585 $335000
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
Takuma Sato 210 0 21.0 137 $230000 $299500 $325000
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 10 0 9.9 31 $250000 $286000 $300000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000