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

    Dan Wheldon

  • If we're racing on Superspeedways with catch fencing, I fear we're just playing the odds until we have something protecting our heads. It’s a scary thing to say.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay on canopies, Racer Magazine, 15 September 2014

  • I have learned more in one week here than I did in my entire Formula One career.

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

  • Will he get through? Where is he? Where is he? There he is!

    Tom Carnegie on A.J. Foyt, 1967

  • 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

  • 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

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • Good news is we've won every race we've finished!

    James Hinchcliffe on crashing out at Long Beach, April 22nd 2013

  • 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

  • We are unified.

    Terry Angstadt, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

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

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

  • I can't believe I'm here. It's so cool!

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • He's grounded.

    Bryan Herta to Marco Andretti on Colton Herta knocking Marco out of P1 in final practice, Long Beach, April 14th 2019

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • That was for the team.

    Tony Kanaan, Fontana 2005

  • Maybe he should start thinking about driving and stop thinking about dancing because that was a stupid move.

    Tomas Scheckter on Helio Castroneves, Detroit 2007

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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 a little rough around the edges like him and I say what I feel, there's no B.S. and that's one of the things I've always admired about him.

    Paul Tracy on AJ Foyt, May 2009

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

    Sam Hornish Jr. on winning the 90th Indy 500

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

  • 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

  • Someone asked me if I win the Indy 500 if I'd still retire? I'd still retire. What better way to go out?

    Danica Patrick on her final race, racing.ap.org, March 7th 2018

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

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

  • You need to learn how to f***ing count.

    Arie Luyendyk, Texas '97

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

    Roger Yasukawa, Indy 2007

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • I didn't leave. I was terminated.

    Sebastien Bourdais on the flip side of the Coyne, NBCSports.com, November 22nd 2019

  • Last season, we lost the championship in the last corner of the last lap of the last race to some other guy.

    Chip Ganassi, Daytona 2008

  • Pounding down toward the yard of bricks...

    Tom Carnegie

  • 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

  • That's the kind of incident that leaves skidmarks *inside* the cockpit!

    Tom Sneva

  • Everyone thinks that running in dirty air causes the front end to wash out, but actually it affects the whole car and you just can't follow someone close in fast or medium-speed corners since the aerokits came in.

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

  • You don't gotta win by five seconds - you just gotta win.

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 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

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

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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've never been so happy to be in last place.

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • You don't get too many times like that at the Indy 500 where you're out there and you have a chance to win the race right in front of everybody on the last lap.

    Sam Hornish Jr, Indy 2006

  • She was acting like a spoiled brat. I don't respect that. I tried to step away. She kept grabbing on me like a dog that wanted to bite my ankles.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, June 2007

  • I promise you this: it isn't the last you've seen of me at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. My last time there will not be a day when I'm walking out with my tail between my legs.

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • 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

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
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 7.4 14 $290000 $290714 $295000
Rinus VeeKay 33 5 24.9 60 $290000 $308030 $330000
Takuma Sato 198 0 21.3 137 $230000 $299192 $325000
Josef Newgarden 164 0 32.0 111 $250000 $313262 $335000
Patricio O'Ward 42 0 32.5 88 $275000 $311548 $330000
Dalton Kellett 30 0 9.7 20 $290000 $297833 $305000
Callum Ilott 12 0 8.4 19 $295000 $297083 $305000
Conor Daly 86 0 19.3 69 $250000 $299709 $320000
Marcus Ericsson 51 0 26.0 109 $270000 $309510 $325000
Scott McLaughlin 26 0 20.9 64 $300000 $312885 $330000
Graham Rahal 194 0 25.3 107 $250000 $312242 $340000
Simona De Silvestro 73 0 16.0 60 $230000 $278719 $320000
Romain Grosjean 22 0 21.7 44 $300000 $312295 $320500
Devlin DeFrancesco 10 0 9.6 20 $290000 $295000 $300000
Felix Rosenqvist 50 0 23.2 69 $270000 $310100 $320000
Jimmie Johnson 21 0 9.7 28 $290000 $299524 $315000
Kyle Kirkwood 10 0 11.0 26 $295000 $298500 $305000
Alexander Rossi 101 0 31.0 124 $250000 $314356 $335000
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
Will Power 198 0 33.8 108 $250000 $332803 $390000
Helio Castroneves 155 0 29.5 118 $250000 $326323 $385000
Simon Pagenaud 166 0 32.1 112 $250000 $317199 $335000
Alex Palou 34 0 32.2 85 $290000 $315882 $330000
Scott Dixon 198 0 35.7 105 $250000 $333710 $390000
Colton Herta 52 0 29.4 104 $275000 $311250 $325000
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
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
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
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
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
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
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
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
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
RC Enerson 5 5 14.6 22 $285000 $292000 $300000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
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
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 188 0 28.0 126 $250000 $318032 $355000
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
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Marco Andretti 177 0 23.2 103 $250000 $310014 $335000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $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
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Juan Pablo Montoya 57 0 32.6 102 $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
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Tony Kanaan 174 0 25.3 101 $250000 $318075 $360000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
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
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.1 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Ed Carpenter 97 0 23.0 92 $250000 $297474 $340000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Santino Ferrucci 38 0 23.7 65 $280000 $301842 $315000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
James Hinchcliffe 155 0 24.5 95 $250000 $308065 $330000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
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
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000