• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • It felt way better than I ever thought it was going to feel!

    Ed Carpenter on finally winning his first race, Kansas, October 2011

  • The Indy 500 is the biggest race in the world. I don't think it's even debatable. It is.

    Dan Wheldon

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

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

  • If they want to be on the front page of USA Today, they can be my guest. If I ever want attention, I'm just going to get out of the car and beat the hell out of somebody.

    Tony Kanaan on Dan and Danica, Milwaukee 2007

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

  • It's the biggest race in the world. It's not supposed to be easy.

    Marcus Ericsson on The Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 2023

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

  • Beautiful chaos!

    David Malukas on the racing at Texas Motor Speedway, April 2nd 2023

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • I'm a moving chicane out here!

    Juan Pablo Montoya, lap 42 at St Pete's, March 30th 2014

  • It's a great feeling. I wouldn't trade it for anything else.

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

  • 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

  • With photos, sometimes people get old. Not me, but some people do.

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

  • 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

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • It's a new... track... record!

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Whether you're a fan in turn 1 or turn 4, it doesn't matter what position you have. We all make the Indianapolis 500 what it is.

    Josef Newgarden on The Indy 500, June 2023, via Twitter

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

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

  • Good morning from the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    Tom Carnegie

  • We are trying to fix them but when you start behind the eight ball like last year you are playing catch-up and you will continue to play catch-up until we get rid of these stupid kits!

    Michael Andretti on aerokits, Autosport.com, 15th April 2016

  • 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

  • Rick Mears is a great race car driver. Hopefully I have plenty of years to try to earn his respect again.

    Tony Kanaan, Detroit 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

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

    PJ Chesson

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
Ryan Hunter-Reay 199 0 27.0 126 $250000 $317538 $355000
Alexander Rossi 125 0 29.2 124 $250000 $315120 $335000
Helio Castroneves 179 0 27.1 118 $250000 $324022 $385000
Josef Newgarden 188 0 31.6 111 $250000 $314574 $335000
Marcus Ericsson 75 0 26.1 109 $270000 $314133 $325000
Will Power 222 0 33.3 108 $250000 $331667 $390000
Graham Rahal 218 0 24.5 107 $250000 $311812 $340000
Scott Dixon 222 0 35.5 105 $250000 $332655 $390000
Colton Herta 76 0 27.1 104 $275000 $313553 $325000
Patricio O'Ward 66 0 30.7 91 $275000 $314773 $330000
Alex Palou 58 0 34.0 85 $290000 $320603 $335000
Scott McLaughlin 50 0 26.2 71 $300000 $316100 $330000
Felix Rosenqvist 74 0 22.5 69 $270000 $311689 $320000
Santino Ferrucci 55 0 20.3 65 $280000 $303273 $315000
Rinus VeeKay 57 5 21.7 60 $290000 $308070 $330000
Kyle Kirkwood 34 0 15.7 54 $295000 $306176 $320000
Christian Lundgaard 34 0 21.0 54 $295000 $306176 $315000
Romain Grosjean 46 0 19.5 48 $300000 $311533 $320500
David Malukas 34 0 16.8 42 $295000 $304706 $310000
Callum Ilott 36 0 14.0 37 $295000 $303889 $310000
Devlin DeFrancesco 34 0 11.3 28 $290000 $301765 $310000
Marcus Armstrong 11 6 18.5 26 $295000 $303636 $310000
Agustin Canapino 17 0 10.6 19 $300000 $303235 $305000
Sting Ray Robb 17 0 8.6 18 $295000 $299706 $300000
Benjamin Pedersen 17 0 7.6 15 $295000 $300882 $305000
Juri Vips 2 6 9.0 12 $295000 $295000 $295000
Tom Blomqvist 3 5 5.3 6 $295000 $296667 $300000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Takuma Sato 210 0 21.0 137 $230000 $299500 $325000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Simon Pagenaud 183 0 30.1 112 $250000 $316585 $335000
Marco Andretti 179 0 23.0 103 $250000 $309958 $335000
Juan Pablo Montoya 57 0 32.1 102 $250000 $319649 $350000
Tony Kanaan 176 0 25.1 101 $250000 $317955 $360000
James Hinchcliffe 155 0 24.5 95 $250000 $308065 $330000
Ed Jones 62 0 19.1 93 $250000 $302661 $315000
Ed Carpenter 104 0 22.1 92 $250000 $298173 $340000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.1 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
J.R. Hildebrand 77 0 20.4 76 $240000 $294156 $320000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Conor Daly 103 0 18.2 69 $250000 $301602 $320000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Oliver Askew 12 5 20.9 64 $290000 $296667 $305000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Jack Harvey 77 0 17.9 52 $250000 $299870 $315000
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Stefan Wilson 10 0 9.9 31 $250000 $286000 $300000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
RC Enerson 7 0 11.1 22 $285000 $294286 $300000
Katherine Legge 13 0 11.3 22 $260000 $269615 $305000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Christian Lundgaard 1 19 19.0 19 $290000 $290000 $290000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Linus Lundqvist 4 5 11.5 18 $300000 $301250 $305000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 8.3 16 $290000 $290714 $295000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
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
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Ryan Norman 1 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
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 #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000