• 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

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

    Graham Rahal on the carnage at Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • It was talent and skill, that's how I did it. A masterful display of driving ability!

    James Hinchcliffe on getting through the gap that took him from 17th to 6th at Mid Ohio, August 2014

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

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

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

    Tony Kanaan's blog, May 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This is a great decision by IndyCar. Plus it gives me another month to get ready.

    Jimmie Johnson on the 2021 season opener being delayed, via Twitter, January 6th 2021

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Franck Perera on racing ovals, Homestead 2008

  • 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

  • When you go home and you're slow, there's nothing you can do. But when you go home under these conditions it's kind of tough.

    Alex Tagliani, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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's a living, breathing, organism.

    Eddie Cheever on Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • 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

  • As a past driver, I'd answer the phone if Roger or Chip called...

    Sarah Fisher on keeping Josef Newgarden in her team, Racer.com, August 3rd 2015

  • Whatever you heard, somebody made it up. For the first two days, he talked nonsense because he had a concussion. It doesn't matter what he was saying. He doesn't even remember it.

    Tony Kanaan on the rumours of Dario Franchitti's retirement after Houston, 2013

  • 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

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

    Buddy Lazier on the Indy 500

  • It's a Top-10 but after finishing here fifth last year nothing less than that would really be satisfying because you always want more.

    Ed Carpenter after the 2009 Indianapolis 500

  • 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

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

    Eddie Cheever Jr.

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

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • Finishing in the Top-10 here was because of nutrition.

    A Sarah Fisher malapropism, Texas 2007

  • Winning is always a great feeling, but winning at your home track, a place that you grew up at and a place that helped you fall in love with the sport of IndyCar racing... this is priceless.

    Graham Rahal on winning at Mid-Ohio, Instagram, August 3rd 2015

  • It takes a lot of guts to expose yourself in front of millions of people, in front of all the media, in front of all your peers. If somebody came to me and said, "Hey, you want to run Texas in an IRL car," I'd say, "Hell, no. I don't want to get embarrassed." She's doing that. I have a lot of respect for that.

    Jeff Burton on Danica Patrick, June 2010

  • I am a connoisseur of information!

    Conor Daly on silly season rumours, Trackside, September 13th 2016

  • Everyone remembers the pole winner for two weeks. Everyone remembers the race winner for life.

    Dan Wheldon on the Indy 500

  • 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

  • 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 wall came too close and too quickly.

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

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

  • Now it's obvious we were too conservative, we should have just gone for it

    Eric Bachelart, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

  • When Will was going off on Versus, I was cracking up. I was like, man, I didn't know you could talk like that! And I never knew you could say 'wanker' on TV, but that's my new word for now on... so I guess something good did come out of Toronto!

    Tony Kanaan on Will Power, Toronto, July 2011

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • No way. That's the best part about our cars, no power steering, high aero, get it done.

    Scott McLaughlin on adding power steering, via Twitter, April 26th 2021

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Helio Castroneves, June 2009

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
Agustin Canapino 17 0 10.6 19 $300000 $303235 $305000
Scott McLaughlin 50 0 26.2 71 $300000 $316100 $330000
Romain Grosjean 46 0 19.5 48 $300000 $311533 $320500
Callum Ilott 36 0 14.0 37 $295000 $303889 $310000
Benjamin Pedersen 17 0 7.6 15 $295000 $300882 $305000
Sting Ray Robb 17 0 8.6 18 $295000 $299706 $300000
Tom Blomqvist 3 5 5.3 6 $295000 $296667 $300000
Kyle Kirkwood 34 0 15.7 54 $295000 $306176 $320000
Christian Lundgaard 34 0 21.0 54 $295000 $306176 $315000
Juri Vips 2 6 9.0 12 $295000 $295000 $295000
David Malukas 34 0 16.8 42 $295000 $304706 $310000
Marcus Armstrong 11 6 18.5 26 $295000 $303636 $310000
Devlin DeFrancesco 34 0 11.3 28 $290000 $301765 $310000
Alex Palou 58 0 34.0 85 $290000 $320603 $335000
Rinus VeeKay 57 5 21.7 60 $290000 $308070 $330000
Santino Ferrucci 55 0 20.3 65 $280000 $303273 $315000
Patricio O'Ward 66 0 30.7 91 $275000 $314773 $330000
Colton Herta 76 0 27.1 104 $275000 $313553 $325000
Marcus Ericsson 75 0 26.1 109 $270000 $314133 $325000
Felix Rosenqvist 74 0 22.5 69 $270000 $311689 $320000
Ryan Hunter-Reay 199 0 27.0 126 $250000 $317538 $355000
Josef Newgarden 188 0 31.6 111 $250000 $314574 $335000
Graham Rahal 218 0 24.5 107 $250000 $311812 $340000
Alexander Rossi 125 0 29.2 124 $250000 $315120 $335000
Helio Castroneves 179 0 27.1 118 $250000 $324022 $385000
Will Power 222 0 33.3 108 $250000 $331667 $390000
Scott Dixon 222 0 35.5 105 $250000 $332655 $390000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
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
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Linus Lundqvist 4 5 11.5 18 $300000 $301250 $305000
Kevin Magnussen 1 7 7.0 7 $300000 $300000 $300000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
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
Oliver Askew 12 5 20.9 64 $290000 $296667 $305000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
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
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
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
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Robert Doornbos 1 $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 13 0 11.3 22 $260000 $269615 $305000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Marco Andretti 179 0 23.0 103 $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 103 0 18.2 69 $250000 $301602 $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
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
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
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
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
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
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
Ed Carpenter 104 0 22.1 92 $250000 $298173 $340000
Sebastien Bourdais 150 0 23.3 76 $250000 $303467 $325000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
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
Simon Pagenaud 183 0 30.1 112 $250000 $316585 $335000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
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
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
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 210 0 21.0 137 $230000 $299500 $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
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000