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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • The last I looked, I earned the label of Indy 500 champion; those lobbing unfounded accusations at me have not.

    Eddie Cheever Jr. after Watkins Glen 06

  • I can't believe it. I cannot believe it. What a year for this Target team. It was so much fun to be a part of.

    Dario Franchitti, Homestead 2009

  • 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

  • I plan to be here hopefully until I'm into my 40s, and to accomplish something like Scott has done.

    Alexander Rossi on building an IndyCar legacy, Mobil1TheGrid.com, December 10th 2018

  • I think it's is a long putt, so I think we're safe for a while.

    Roger Penske on the possibility of F1 returning to Long Beach, April 2014

  • 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

  • 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

  • I miss my fans so much, you have no idea. I think I appreciate them more then I ever did.

    Sarah Fisher, August 2006

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 2010

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

  • It's amazing how different an Indycar is from anything else on a racetrack.

    Alexander Rossi, Autosport.com, April 26th 2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

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

    Marty Roth, Indy Bump Day 2007

  • I drove it like I stole it!

    Helio Castroneves, St Pete's 2006

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

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

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

  • Andy Granatelli for as much as he put into the sport, especially at Indianapolis. I had to deal with that big kiss. I can still smell the garlic.

    Mario Andretti on Andy Granatelli after the 1969 Indianapolis 500

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • We'll see how it unfolds, and we're going to have to give each other respect and the space on the track.

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, June 2007

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

  • If he thinks I'm not going to remember that, HE'S CRAZY!

    Danica Patrick on Dan Wheldon, Milwaukee 2007

  • It's always sad to be out of a race but I'm happy that I walked away; it was a nasty, nasty crash.

    Tony Kanaan at the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • Time to go to the back row party!

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Helio Castroneves

  • When you've driven it for a day, you're going to feel naked without it.

    Will Power on testing the Aeroscreen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, October 2nd 2019

  • 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

  • A happy wife is a happy life!

    Scott Dixon on marriage at the Carb Night Burger Bash, 2015

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • You don't pay me to run second.

    Dan Wheldon to Chip Ganassi, Nashville 2006

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

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

  • I love this championship and everything it represents. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be here. I wouldn't want to have it any other way.

    Alexander Rossi on IndyCar, The Indy Star, September 14th 2018

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

  • The walls are white, the track is grey, the grass is green, and the sky is blue... your job is to keep them all where they belong.

    Johnny Rutherford's advice to Indy 500 rookies

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
Juri Vips 2 6 9.0 12 $295000 $295000 $295000
Marcus Armstrong 11 6 18.5 26 $295000 $303636 $310000
Tom Blomqvist 3 5 5.3 6 $295000 $296667 $300000
Rinus VeeKay 57 5 21.7 60 $290000 $308070 $330000
Patricio O'Ward 66 0 30.7 91 $275000 $314773 $330000
Agustin Canapino 17 0 10.6 19 $300000 $303235 $305000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 199 0 27.0 126 $250000 $317538 $355000
Josef Newgarden 188 0 31.6 111 $250000 $314574 $335000
Marcus Ericsson 75 0 26.1 109 $270000 $314133 $325000
Scott McLaughlin 50 0 26.2 71 $300000 $316100 $330000
Callum Ilott 36 0 14.0 37 $295000 $303889 $310000
Benjamin Pedersen 17 0 7.6 15 $295000 $300882 $305000
Romain Grosjean 46 0 19.5 48 $300000 $311533 $320500
Sting Ray Robb 17 0 8.6 18 $295000 $299706 $300000
Graham Rahal 218 0 24.5 107 $250000 $311812 $340000
Felix Rosenqvist 74 0 22.5 69 $270000 $311689 $320000
Devlin DeFrancesco 34 0 11.3 28 $290000 $301765 $310000
Alexander Rossi 125 0 29.2 124 $250000 $315120 $335000
Kyle Kirkwood 34 0 15.7 54 $295000 $306176 $320000
Santino Ferrucci 55 0 20.3 65 $280000 $303273 $315000
Christian Lundgaard 34 0 21.0 54 $295000 $306176 $315000
Alex Palou 58 0 34.0 85 $290000 $320603 $335000
David Malukas 34 0 16.8 42 $295000 $304706 $310000
Will Power 222 0 33.3 108 $250000 $331667 $390000
Helio Castroneves 179 0 27.1 118 $250000 $324022 $385000
Colton Herta 76 0 27.1 104 $275000 $313553 $325000
Scott Dixon 222 0 35.5 105 $250000 $332655 $390000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Christian Lundgaard 1 19 19.0 19 $290000 $290000 $290000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Ryan Norman 1 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Kevin Magnussen 1 7 7.0 7 $300000 $300000 $300000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 8.3 16 $290000 $290714 $295000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Oliver Askew 12 5 20.9 64 $290000 $296667 $305000
Linus Lundqvist 4 5 11.5 18 $300000 $301250 $305000
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
RC Enerson 7 0 11.1 22 $285000 $294286 $300000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
Takuma Sato 210 0 21.0 137 $230000 $299500 $325000
J.R. Hildebrand 77 0 20.4 76 $240000 $294156 $320000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Conor Daly 103 0 18.2 69 $250000 $301602 $320000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Ed Jones 62 0 19.1 93 $250000 $302661 $315000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Marco Andretti 179 0 23.0 103 $250000 $309958 $335000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Juan Pablo Montoya 57 0 32.1 102 $250000 $319649 $350000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Katherine Legge 13 0 11.3 22 $260000 $269615 $305000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Tony Kanaan 176 0 25.1 101 $250000 $317955 $360000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Jack Harvey 77 0 17.9 52 $250000 $299870 $315000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.1 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Ed Carpenter 104 0 22.1 92 $250000 $298173 $340000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Simon Pagenaud 183 0 30.1 112 $250000 $316585 $335000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
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
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
James Hinchcliffe 155 0 24.5 95 $250000 $308065 $330000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000