• 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 drove the best race of my whole career!

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

  • The worst thing about crashing A.J.'s car twice in two days is you still have to go to dinner with him. And he makes you buy, and then he eats your bowl of ice cream, too.

    Billy Boat

  • 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

  • The wall came too close and too quickly.

    Fernando Alonso after crashing in practice, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 15th 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • 3-horse chase. Power, Dixie and GR

    Curt Cavin with a new twist on an old saying, GP of Baltimore 2013

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

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

  • My picture isn't everywhere, but people recognize me. I'm telling you, it's the nose.

    Tony Kanaan, May 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • We're all back to square zero!

    James Hinchcliffe on the start of a new season, Trackside, March 18th 2014

  • 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

  • Antony! Yer losin' 3 seconds a lap! Now get yer foot into it, I'm not gonna tell ya again!!

    AJ Foyt, Chicagoland 2004

  • The day started when I walked into Gasoline Alley and saw the grandstands. It was my first time here on race day and it was quite unbelievable.

    Alex Tagliani on the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sometimes you're the windshield, and sometimes you're the bug. And sometimes you have an air gun failure.

    Simon Pagenaud on equipment issues, St Petersburg, March 11th 2018

  • I'm 38. I'm a legit 38. I don't know how old you are, but I'm legit 38. March 3 1981.

    Ed Carpenter to Tony Kanaan on the suggestion that he was over 40, Gateway, August 24th 2019

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

    Dan Wheldon

  • The Indy 500 was the defining stage of my career.

    Mario Andretti

  • 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

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Michael Andretti, February 22nd 2008

  • 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

  • To finish first you must first finish.

    Rick Mears

  • You're not going to out-Dixon Dixon!

    James Hinchcliffe on trying to beat Scott Dixon on fuel mileage, during the Bommarito Automative 500, August 27th 2023

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • 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

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • I'm a moving chicane out here!

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

  • ...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • He's grounded.

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

  • You won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Tom Carnegie

  • It's just great, pure racing.

    Sebastien Bourdais on IndyCar, June 2015

  • 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

  • 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

  • If I ever pit with her again, I'm not racing for this team anymore - ever!

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • Not bad for a part timer ;o)

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

  • Then again my favorite films of all time are Fast and the Furious 1 through 8 or however many of them there are.

    Conor Daly on underglow. Via Twitter, July 16th 2020

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

    PJ Chesson

  • Hope you're all snug in your beds, while Indycars dance in your head...

    Simon Pagenaud on insomnia, Twitter, 4:31 AM, July 23rd 2019

  • 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

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
Theo Pourchaire 5 8 14.5 20 $305000 $309000 $310000
Kyffin Simpson 8 6 12.7 18 $305000 $309375 $310000
Agustin Canapino 25 0 11.0 19 $300000 $303200 $305000
Scott McLaughlin 58 0 25.9 71 $300000 $317414 $330000
Romain Grosjean 54 0 18.9 48 $300000 $311306 $320500
Linus Lundqvist 12 5 12.7 36 $300000 $306250 $310000
Sting Ray Robb 25 0 8.8 18 $295000 $298400 $300000
Luca Ghiotto 3 5 7.0 9 $295000 $295000 $295000
Kyle Kirkwood 42 0 17.1 54 $295000 $308810 $320000
Christian Lundgaard 42 0 20.9 54 $295000 $307381 $315000
Marcus Armstrong 19 5 18.8 35 $295000 $303158 $315000
Christian Rasmussen 8 5 9.3 19 $295000 $295000 $295000
Alex Palou 66 0 33.9 85 $290000 $321591 $335000
Rinus VeeKay 65 5 21.2 60 $290000 $308308 $330000
Pietro Fittipaldi 17 0 12.8 28 $280000 $293235 $305000
Santino Ferrucci 63 0 20.2 65 $280000 $304127 $315000
Patricio O'Ward 74 0 30.4 91 $275000 $315676 $330000
Colton Herta 84 0 27.0 104 $275000 $314226 $325000
Marcus Ericsson 83 0 25.5 109 $270000 $314759 $325000
Felix Rosenqvist 82 0 22.6 69 $270000 $312317 $320000
Josef Newgarden 196 0 31.3 111 $250000 $315153 $335000
Graham Rahal 226 0 24.3 107 $250000 $311726 $340000
Alexander Rossi 133 0 29.0 124 $250000 $315414 $335000
Jack Harvey 84 0 17.5 52 $250000 $300298 $315000
Will Power 230 0 33.2 108 $250000 $331435 $390000
Helio Castroneves 182 0 26.9 118 $250000 $323791 $385000
Scott Dixon 230 0 35.5 105 $250000 $332476 $390000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Kyle Larson 1 21 21.0 21 $315000 $315000 $315000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
Nolan Siegel 1 10 10.0 10 $305000 $305000 $305000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Kevin Magnussen 1 7 7.0 7 $300000 $300000 $300000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Colin Braun 2 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Callum Ilott 39 0 14.3 37 $295000 $304359 $310000
Benjamin Pedersen 17 0 7.6 15 $295000 $300882 $305000
Tom Blomqvist 9 5 7.8 15 $295000 $297222 $300000
Juri Vips 2 6 9.0 12 $295000 $295000 $295000
David Malukas 34 0 16.8 42 $295000 $304706 $310000
Ryan Norman 1 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
Christian Lundgaard 1 19 19.0 19 $290000 $290000 $290000
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 8.3 16 $290000 $290714 $295000
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
Devlin DeFrancesco 34 0 11.3 28 $290000 $301765 $310000
Oliver Askew 12 5 20.9 64 $290000 $296667 $305000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
RC Enerson 7 0 11.1 22 $285000 $294286 $300000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Katherine Legge 14 0 10.9 22 $260000 $272143 $305000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Tristan Vautier 28 9 17.0 45 $260000 $288750 $320000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 200 0 26.9 126 $250000 $317500 $355000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
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
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Marco Andretti 180 0 22.9 103 $250000 $309958 $335000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Conor Daly 104 0 18.2 69 $250000 $301635 $320000
Juan Pablo Montoya 57 0 32.1 102 $250000 $319649 $350000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Tony Kanaan 176 0 25.1 101 $250000 $317955 $360000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Charlie Kimball 151 0 21.1 78 $250000 $296060 $325000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Ed Carpenter 105 0 22.0 92 $250000 $298286 $340000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Simon Pagenaud 183 0 30.1 112 $250000 $316585 $335000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
James Hinchcliffe 155 0 24.5 95 $250000 $308065 $330000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Stefan Wilson 10 0 9.9 31 $250000 $286000 $300000
J.R. Hildebrand 77 0 20.4 76 $240000 $294156 $320000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Takuma Sato 212 0 20.8 137 $230000 $299646 $325000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000