• 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Jean Alesi, Bump Day, Indy 2012

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

    Tony Kanaan, Motegi 2007

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Ryan Hunter Reay, Indy 500 Bump Day 2009

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

    Mike Conway in victory lane, Long Beach 2014

  • Howard and me set the first and third fastest times of the day, and we both got beaten to grid slot 33 by a kid in Methodist Hospital with a smoking wreck of a car. The magic of Indy, huh?

    Paul Tracy, Indy Bump Day 2010

  • 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

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

    Marco Andretti on why the Honda teams were struggling, Barber, April 27th 2015

  • 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

  • Let's wait and watch.

    Tom Carnegie

  • Speed on ovals is insane. Currently re-calibrating my eyes.

    Jimmie Johnson on his first oval test at Texas Motor Speedway, via Twitter, August 30th 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • We are trying to fix them but when you start behind the eight ball like last year you are playing catch-up and you will continue to play catch-up until we get rid of these stupid kits!

    Michael Andretti on aerokits, Autosport.com, 15th April 2016

  • If they want to be on the front page of USA Today, they can be my guest. If I ever want attention, I'm just going to get out of the car and beat the hell out of somebody.

    Tony Kanaan on Dan and Danica, Milwaukee 2007

  • I'm a moving chicane out here!

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

  • I WILL win at Kentucky.

    Will Power, Chicago 2010

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 won't believe it!

    Tom Carnegie

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

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

    Tony Kanaan, Kansas 2007

  • 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

  • Eyes on the starter...

    Tom Carnegie

  • ...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

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

    James Hinchcliffe on an unnamed driver, Long Beach 2014

  • Gentlemen... restart your engines!

    Tom Carnegie, Indy 2004

  • 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'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

  • Some of the drivers roll out this 'safety' word, and suddenly it ties everybody's hands. But those arguments make no sense anyway. Remove downforce and you actually improve safety

    Rick Mears on downforce, Motorsport.com, October 28th 2015

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Having a pulse should make you want to attend the 500.

    James Hinchcliffe on what should make you want to attend the 500, via Twitter, April 2012

  • She's just feeling the pressure of not winning races.

    Dan Wheldon on Danica Patrick, Milwaukee 2007

  • 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

  • I prefer to be here, even 34th, then being at home like last year.

    Fernando Alonso on the Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 19th 2019

  • NASCAR has nothing on us. Look at the crowd at Indy – that's three Daytona 500s all in one place.

    Graham Rahal on the Indianapolis 500, Racer.com, June 4th 2016

  • I told him I'd follow him anywhere he went, as long as it was on the racetrack.

    Sam Hornish Jr on Tomas Scheckter, Texas 2005

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
Takuma Sato 205 0 21.1 137 $230000 $299220 $325000
Will Power 205 0 34.0 108 $250000 $332537 $390000
Scott Dixon 205 0 35.7 105 $250000 $333363 $390000
Graham Rahal 201 0 25.2 107 $250000 $312114 $340000
Simon Pagenaud 173 0 31.3 112 $250000 $316965 $335000
Josef Newgarden 171 0 32.0 111 $250000 $313743 $335000
Helio Castroneves 162 0 28.7 118 $250000 $325494 $385000
Alexander Rossi 108 0 30.3 124 $250000 $314537 $335000
Conor Daly 93 0 18.8 69 $250000 $300753 $320000
Simona De Silvestro 75 0 15.6 60 $230000 $279020 $320000
Jack Harvey 63 0 19.4 52 $250000 $298968 $315000
Colton Herta 59 0 28.9 104 $275000 $312119 $325000
Marcus Ericsson 58 0 26.2 109 $270000 $311379 $325000
Felix Rosenqvist 57 0 23.4 69 $270000 $310702 $320000
Patricio O'Ward 49 0 31.5 91 $275000 $312755 $330000
Alex Palou 41 0 31.9 85 $290000 $317439 $330000
Rinus VeeKay 40 5 23.7 60 $290000 $307500 $330000
Dalton Kellett 37 0 9.4 20 $290000 $297297 $305000
Scott McLaughlin 33 0 24.9 64 $300000 $314091 $330000
Romain Grosjean 29 0 20.7 48 $300000 $311397 $320500
Jimmie Johnson 28 0 11.5 50 $290000 $299643 $315000
Callum Ilott 19 0 12.5 37 $295000 $299474 $305000
Devlin DeFrancesco 17 0 12.1 28 $290000 $296471 $300000
Kyle Kirkwood 17 0 10.8 26 $295000 $299118 $305000
Christian Lundgaard 17 0 19.0 40 $295000 $302059 $315000
David Malukas 17 0 17.9 41 $295000 $301471 $310000
Currently Inactive Drivers
Driver Total
Races
Points Value
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
Ryan Hunter-Reay 188 0 28.0 126 $250000 $318032 $355000
Marco Andretti 177 0 23.2 103 $250000 $310014 $335000
Tony Kanaan 174 0 25.3 101 $250000 $318075 $360000
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
Ed Carpenter 99 0 22.8 92 $250000 $297677 $340000
Justin Wilson 83 0 22.3 67 $250000 $303494 $335000
Max Chilton 83 0 16.7 86 $250000 $300361 $315000
Ryan Briscoe 78 0 25.4 64 $290000 $330449 $385000
J.R. Hildebrand 77 0 20.4 76 $240000 $294156 $320000
Carlos Munoz 71 0 26.2 115 $250000 $301620 $320000
Alex Tagliani 67 0 17.9 34 $250000 $297164 $350000
Sebastian Saavedra 65 0 15.5 38 $230000 $282462 $320000
EJ Viso 65 7 16.9 46 $260000 $278385 $320000
Dario Franchitti 64 5 30.9 70 $310000 $346352 $395000
James Jakes 64 5 15.9 62 $250000 $279922 $320000
Ed Jones 62 0 19.1 93 $250000 $302661 $315000
Oriol Servia 61 0 21.9 60 $250000 $299918 $330000
Spencer Pigot 58 0 18.9 40 $250000 $299655 $335000
Juan Pablo Montoya 57 0 32.1 102 $250000 $319649 $350000
Jack Hawksworth 48 0 18.1 63 $250000 $294896 $310000
Mike Conway 48 5 21.6 92 $260000 $294167 $325000
Mikhail Aleshin 44 0 22.7 55 $285000 $301023 $315000
Zach Veach 44 0 18.4 48 $250000 $295682 $310000
Gabby Chavez 39 0 18.7 53 $250000 $290769 $310000
Santino Ferrucci 38 0 23.7 65 $280000 $301842 $315000
Danica Patrick 35 12 20.4 40 $250000 $298286 $340000
Matheus Leist 34 0 15.6 34 $250000 $287500 $300000
Vitor Meira 33 10 17.4 30 $240000 $272424 $285000
Sage Karam 30 0 15.6 57 $250000 $293667 $300000
Ana Beatriz 28 5 12.8 19 $240000 $256071 $320000
Tristan Vautier 27 9 17.2 45 $260000 $288519 $320000
Pippa Mann 24 0 13.1 33 $250000 $284583 $320000
Alex Lloyd 22 10 15.0 35 $250000 $261591 $280000
Carlos Huertas 21 0 17.8 58 $250000 $290238 $310000
Raphael Matos 21 10 16.3 32 $260000 $276429 $310000
Luca Filippi 19 0 17.5 41 $270000 $292368 $310000
Dan Wheldon 19 10 23.9 50 $300000 $303684 $320000
Hideki Mutoh 18 12 14.6 18 $250000 $267222 $320000
Mario Moraes 17 10 17.2 30 $270000 $274706 $290000
Bertrand Baguette 17 10 14.9 26 $230000 $242353 $280000
Stefano Coletti 16 6 13.5 29 $250000 $282188 $295000
Milka Duno 16 10 11.4 12 $220000 $231250 $240000
Rubens Barrichello 15 10 19.4 32 $300000 $302000 $310000
Robert Wickens 15 8 29.4 54 $250000 $303667 $315000
Jordan King 14 0 14.4 34 $250000 $281786 $300000
Townsend Bell 12 0 18.8 55 $250000 $295000 $320000
James Davison 12 0 14.8 36 $250000 $282500 $300000
Oliver Askew 12 5 20.9 64 $290000 $296667 $305000
Katherine Legge 11 8 12.9 22 $260000 $263636 $270000
Paul Tracy 11 10 15.6 28 $270000 $290000 $310000
Zachary Claman De Melo 11 7 14.8 26 $250000 $277727 $290000
Jay Howard 10 10 12.9 24 $230000 $260000 $300000
Mario Romancini 10 12 13.6 20 $220000 $242000 $260000
Tomas Scheckter 9 10 15.2 24 $260000 $273333 $285000
Buddy Lazier 9 0 7.5 14 $250000 $291667 $320000
Pietro Fittipaldi 9 0 13.9 28 $280000 $291667 $305000
Stefan Wilson 9 0 11.3 31 $250000 $284444 $300000
Kyle Kaiser 8 0 9.6 14 $250000 $280000 $300000
Francesco Dracone 7 7 8.9 12 $240000 $257143 $265000
Tetiana Calderon 7 5 8.3 16 $290000 $290714 $295000
Sarah Fisher 7 12 13.1 15 $240000 $244286 $250000
A.J. Allmendinger 7 0 13.2 37 $280000 $292143 $320000
Ben Hanley 6 0 7.5 14 $270000 $290833 $300000
Esteban Gutierrez 6 8 15.2 27 $280000 $290833 $295000
RC Enerson 5 5 14.6 22 $285000 $292000 $300000
Rene Binder 5 8 12.2 17 $280000 $285000 $290000
Martin Plowman 5 0 11.0 19 $250000 $270000 $300000
Bryan Clauson 5 0 10.3 21 $250000 $277000 $300000
Rodolfo Gonzalez 5 10 18.8 44 $265000 $277000 $290000
Wade Cunningham 4 10 15.5 26 $250000 $261250 $270000
Fernando Alonso 4 0 21.7 47 $300000 $303750 $315000
Davey Hamilton 4 10 12.0 14 $250000 $267500 $280000
Giorgio Pantano 4 10 13.3 16 $250000 $253750 $265000
John Andretti 3 12 15.7 22 $240000 $253333 $270000
Cody Ware 3 5 8.7 11 $290000 $291667 $295000
Matt Brabham 3 0 12.3 23 $280000 $288333 $300000
Buddy Rice 2 12 17.0 22 $300000 $300000 $300000
Jacques Villeneuve 2 0 14.5 29 $285000 $292500 $300000
Roger Yasukawa 2 12 12.0 12 $250000 $250000 $250000
Adam Carroll 2 12 13.0 14 $240000 $240000 $240000
Car #18 Dale Coyne Racing 2 11 11.5 12 $285000 $292500 $300000
Bruno Junqueira 2 12 12.5 13 $275000 $275000 $275000
Michel Jourdain 2 10 10.0 10 $260000 $290000 $320000
Lucas Luhr 2 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Kurt Busch 2 0 40.0 80 $300000 $300000 $300000
Alfonso Celis Jr. 2 10 11.5 13 $275000 $280000 $285000
Christian Lundgaard 1 19 19.0 19 $290000 $290000 $290000
Car #40 Ed Carpenter Racing 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
Car #99 Schmidt Peterson 1 $320000 $320000 $320000
RC Enerson 1 0 0.0 0 $300000 $300000 $300000
Ho-Pin Tung 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Jean Alesi 1 10 10.0 10 $260000 $260000 $260000
Car #98 Barracuda Racing 1 14 14.0 14 $285000 $285000 $285000
Franck Montagny 1 8 8.0 8 $270000 $270000 $270000
Felipe Nasr 1 0 0.0 0 $290000 $290000 $290000
Kevin Magnussen 1 7 7.0 7 $300000 $300000 $300000
Joao Paulo de Oliveira 1 10 10.0 10 $240000 $240000 $240000
Dillon Battistini 1 10 10.0 10 $250000 $250000 $250000
Ryan Norman 1 10 10.0 10 $295000 $295000 $295000
Robert Doornbos 1 $270000 $270000 $270000