• Obviously we always see the good days, but Gil de Ferran told me if you can have a bad day and nobody notices, that's how you do a really good job - and that's how you win a championship.

    Simon Pagenaud on the 2016 season, ESPN.com, September 18th 2016

  • It looks so easy when you watch it on TV, but it's not.

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • The only reason I'm wearin' it is so I didn't leave it in no hotel nowhere!

    A.J. Foyt on his Indy 500 winner's ring, Detroit, June 3rd 2016

  • 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

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • 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

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

  • 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 think this is something that will really change the complexion of the sport for a long time to come, so this is big

    Jay Frye on the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

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

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • The track is narrower than I thought! You watch the television and you see three cars alongside on the main straight - now I am in the car on the main straight and it's hard to imagine how you can fit three cars there at speed.

    Fernando Alonso after his first test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 3rd 2017

  • 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

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

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

  • I think the IRL has been poised for a long time to be discovered by a lot of people.

    Chip Ganassi

  • There comes a time in a race where money doesn't matter, living doesn't matter. Winning is the only thing that matters, and so when you go into those corners, it's winning that tells all.

    Al Unser Jr.

  • I think Briscoe and I had a pretty good race going on, but we got what we got.

    Scott Dixon on losing the race and the championship, Homestead 2009

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

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

    Adam Alexander, Indy 2005

  • At 220mph friendship, risk and victory become extremely volatile.

    Dan Wheldon

  • 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

  • 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

  • ...if everyone agrees on a spec kit, IndyCar needs to really use the chance to get something that looks good, doesn't have all this winglet crap stuck all over it, and doesn't create all this dirty air.

    Will Power on aerokits, motorsport.com, May 4th 2016

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • Since last fall I've been wondering what in the hell it's going to feel like, and now I know.

    Danica Patrick on driving an IndyCar after 7 years away, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 1st 2018

  • Back then there were 50-75 cars just trying to make the field. And they were the best drivers in the world. I remember thinking; I can’t believe this. I can't believe I got a spot.

    A.J. Foyt on qualifying for his first Indianapolis 500 mile race

  • I've seen this place be absolutely great to me, and I've seen it wrench my heart from my body.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • It's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • If I have to race until I am 86 years old, I am going to race until I win another Indianapolis 500.

    Dan Wheldon after finishing 2nd in the 2010 Indianapolis 500

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

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • 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 know a lot of people say that Iowa is in the middle of nowhere, but you know what, we get such a great crowd and they're so enthusiastic. As a driver you could put me in paradise, but if there's nobody in the grandstands then it's not good racing.

    Dan Wheldon on Iowa Speedway, June 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I came in not knowing what to expect. I basically fell in love with IndyCar.

    Romain Grosjean on his rookie season, Laguna Seca, September 19th 2021

  • You've only seen me smile here.

    Romain Grosjean on being in IndyCar, after the GMR Grand Prix, IMS, May 15th 2021

  • 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

  • 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

  • That's a good way to lose a championship.

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

  • 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

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
Will Power 198 0 33.8 108 $250000 $332803 $390000
Scott Dixon 198 0 35.7 105 $250000 $333710 $390000
Helio Castroneves 155 0 29.5 118 $250000 $326323 $385000
Graham Rahal 194 0 25.3 107 $250000 $312242 $340000
Josef Newgarden 164 0 32.0 111 $250000 $313262 $335000
Alexander Rossi 101 0 31.0 124 $250000 $314356 $335000
Simon Pagenaud 166 0 32.1 112 $250000 $317199 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 42 0 32.5 88 $275000 $311548 $330000
Scott McLaughlin 26 0 20.9 64 $300000 $312885 $330000
Alex Palou 34 0 32.2 85 $290000 $315882 $330000
Rinus VeeKay 33 5 24.9 60 $290000 $308030 $330000
Takuma Sato 198 0 21.3 137 $230000 $299192 $325000
Marcus Ericsson 51 0 26.0 109 $270000 $309510 $325000
Colton Herta 52 0 29.4 104 $275000 $311250 $325000
Romain Grosjean 22 0 21.7 44 $300000 $312295 $320500
Conor Daly 86 0 19.3 69 $250000 $299709 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 73 0 16.0 60 $230000 $278719 $320000
Felix Rosenqvist 50 0 23.2 69 $270000 $310100 $320000
Jimmie Johnson 21 0 9.7 28 $290000 $299524 $315000
Jack Harvey 56 0 20.4 52 $250000 $298839 $315000
Christian Lundgaard 10 0 14.8 24 $295000 $301000 $315000
David Malukas 10 0 13.1 28 $295000 $300000 $310000
Dalton Kellett 30 0 9.7 20 $290000 $297833 $305000
Callum Ilott 12 0 8.4 19 $295000 $297083 $305000
Kyle Kirkwood 10 0 11.0 26 $295000 $298500 $305000
Devlin DeFrancesco 10 0 9.6 20 $290000 $295000 $300000
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 7.4 14 $290000 $290714 $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
Tony Kanaan 174 0 25.3 101 $250000 $318075 $360000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 188 0 28.0 126 $250000 $318032 $355000
Juan Pablo Montoya 57 0 32.6 102 $250000 $319649 $350000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Ed Carpenter 97 0 23.0 92 $250000 $297474 $340000
Marco Andretti 177 0 23.2 103 $250000 $310014 $335000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
James Hinchcliffe 155 0 24.5 95 $250000 $308065 $330000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.1 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
J.R. Hildebrand 77 0 20.4 76 $240000 $294156 $320000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Ed Jones 62 0 19.1 93 $250000 $302661 $315000
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
Santino Ferrucci 38 0 23.7 65 $280000 $301842 $315000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
Oliver Askew 12 5 20.9 64 $290000 $296667 $305000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
RC Enerson 5 5 14.6 22 $285000 $292000 $300000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $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
Stefan Wilson 9 0 11.3 31 $250000 $284444 $300000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
Ryan Norman 1 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Christian Lundgaard 1 19 19.0 19 $290000 $290000 $290000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
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
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000