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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2005

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • I was just hanging back there waiting for someone to make a mistake and it turned out to be me!

    Colton Herta on the final restart, Road America, June 12th 2022

  • 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

  • Downforce is the enemy of racing.

    Rick Mears, Motorsport.com, September 15th 2016

  • I've got the Grandfathers Club with Helio and Juan, right?!

    Roger Penske on his older two drivers, motorsport.com, March 22nd 2016

  • If we're not racing hard, we're not racing.

    Tony Kanaan, St Pete's 2007

  • The race that made the IRL famous!

    Eddie Gossage on the Bombardier Lear Jet 500, May 2009

  • She probably does not know what that is, so I can say I'm going to Las Vegas to play poker and she'll think it's something like that!

    Fernando Alonso on what his mother would think about the Indy 500, motor.as.com, April 20th 2016

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • I am stupid.

    Zach Veach on Zach Veach after an off track excursion, IMS, July 4th 2020

  • I can hardly believe it. Who would have thought it?!

    Dario Franchitti on winning the 91st Indy 500

  • Wild thought. This 18th Indy 500 means I've been in IndyCar for exactly half of my life. 👀😅

    Marco Andretti on getting older, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 18th 2023, via Twitter

  • 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

  • Beautiful chaos!

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

  • I'm just so f***ing disappointed!

    Kosuke Matsuura, St Pete's 2007

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • What makes IndyCar racing so good is there's not much you can do on your car to differentiate it from the others. It's only dampers, third springs. There's the aero with the aero kits – and hopefully those are going away.

    Bobby Rahal on the benefits of a spec series, Racer.com, May 18th 2016

  • 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

  • Going into Texas with four wheels on the car is pretty exciting!

    Sarah Fisher after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • I don't want to take a defeatist attitude here but it's going to be ugly. If IndyCar goes the domed skid route, we're going to be taking a knife to a gunfight.

    Sam Schmidt on Chevy's advantage with domed skids, Racer.com, April 7th 2016

  • This place isn't easy. It's not supposed to be easy. This place starts the 33 fastest, best-prepared cars. Obviously, I missed.

    Paul Diatlovitch, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • I can't control what size I am and how I'm built. All I know is the NBA doesn't lower the hoop for short guys.

    Danica Patrick, June 2005

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

    Chip Ganassi

  • You've only seen me smile here.

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • 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

  • 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

  • Less than a mile an hour and I'm on pole. It's tough. It's IndyCar. It's why we love it.

    Scott McLaughlan on qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 22nd 2023, via Speed Street

  • If he wins this race with what he has to work with, they ought to name this place after him.

    John Barnes on Sam Hornish Jr, indy 2003

  • 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

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

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

  • ...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

  • ...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

  • 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

  • It was so scary for me. I don't know what else to say. I don't know what happened but it felt like my front and rear wings were upside down.

    Marco Andretti, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • Heeeeere's something that's amazing... i-dent-ical laps.

    Tom Carnegie

  • Pounding down toward the yard of bricks...

    Tom Carnegie

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 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 228 0 33.3 108 $250000 $331491 $390000
Scott Dixon 228 0 35.5 105 $250000 $332520 $390000
Helio Castroneves 180 0 27.1 118 $250000 $323972 $385000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 200 0 27.0 126 $250000 $317500 $355000
Graham Rahal 224 0 24.3 107 $250000 $311741 $340000
Ed Carpenter 105 0 22.1 92 $250000 $298286 $340000
Josef Newgarden 194 0 31.3 111 $250000 $315000 $335000
Marco Andretti 180 0 23.0 103 $250000 $309958 $335000
Alexander Rossi 131 0 28.9 124 $250000 $315344 $335000
Alex Palou 64 0 34.3 85 $290000 $321328 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 72 0 30.2 91 $275000 $315417 $330000
Scott McLaughlin 56 0 25.9 71 $300000 $317054 $330000
Rinus VeeKay 63 5 21.2 60 $290000 $308254 $330000
Takuma Sato 211 0 21.0 137 $230000 $299573 $325000
Marcus Ericsson 81 0 25.6 109 $270000 $314630 $325000
Colton Herta 82 0 27.4 104 $275000 $314085 $325000
Romain Grosjean 52 0 19.3 48 $300000 $311356 $320500
Conor Daly 104 0 18.2 69 $250000 $301635 $320000
Felix Rosenqvist 80 0 22.8 69 $270000 $312125 $320000
Kyle Kirkwood 40 0 16.3 54 $295000 $308250 $320000
Santino Ferrucci 61 0 20.0 65 $280000 $303852 $315000
Christian Lundgaard 40 0 21.0 54 $295000 $307000 $315000
Kyle Larson 1 $315000 $315000 $315000
Callum Ilott 39 0 14.1 37 $295000 $304359 $310000
Linus Lundqvist 10 5 14.3 36 $300000 $306500 $310000
Kyffin Simpson 6 11 15.0 18 $310000 $310000 $310000
Marcus Armstrong 17 5 18.6 31 $295000 $302059 $310000
Agustin Canapino 23 0 10.9 19 $300000 $303043 $305000
Katherine Legge 14 0 11.3 22 $260000 $272143 $305000
Pietro Fittipaldi 15 0 13.1 28 $280000 $293000 $305000
Sting Ray Robb 23 0 8.5 18 $295000 $298478 $300000
Tom Blomqvist 9 5 8.1 15 $295000 $297222 $300000
Christian Rasmussen 6 5 8.0 11 $295000 $295000 $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 176 0 25.1 101 $250000 $317955 $360000
Juan Pablo Montoya 57 0 32.1 102 $250000 $319649 $350000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Simon Pagenaud 183 0 30.1 112 $250000 $316585 $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
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
J.R. Hildebrand 77 0 20.4 76 $240000 $294156 $320000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $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
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
Jack Harvey 82 0 17.6 52 $250000 $300183 $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
Theo Pourchaire 3 8 12.7 19 $305000 $308333 $310000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Devlin DeFrancesco 34 0 11.3 28 $290000 $301765 $310000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
David Malukas 34 0 16.8 42 $295000 $304706 $310000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
Benjamin Pedersen 17 0 7.6 15 $295000 $300882 $305000
Nolan Siegel 1 10 10.0 10 $305000 $305000 $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 7 0 11.1 22 $285000 $294286 $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
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
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $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 10 0 9.9 31 $250000 $286000 $300000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Colin Braun 2 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 8.3 16 $290000 $290714 $295000
Luca Ghiotto 2 5 7.0 9 $295000 $295000 $295000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Juri Vips 2 6 9.0 12 $295000 $295000 $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
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $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
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $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