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IndyCar Series Stat Attack
Read on as we take you through some of the most intriguing stats from the IndyCar Series (1996-2021).
Sep 16, 2021 at 3:00 PM
by: Laura Leslie
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Scott Dixon now has 123 total career IndyCar Series podiums, the most of any driver in the series. This is an incredible 39 more than the next nearest driver – Helio Castroneves with 84. Dixon has been in the series since 2003 and been with Chip Ganassi for every single one of those 19 seasons. The six-time champion also has more wins than any other driver, scoring 50 and only having one winless season in 2004. Dixon has won 16.13% of his record total of 310 starts.

A total of 100 different drivers have taken at least one podium in the IndyCar Series since 1996. The most recent addition to the list was Penske’s Scott McLaughlin who finished second in the 2021 Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. An impressive 31 of the 43 different drivers who have competed in the 2021 season have stood on the podium at some stage in their career, 15 of them in 2021 alone. Current championship leader Alex Palou leads the way, with seven total podiums in 2021.

The longest winning streak ever recorded in the IndyCar Series is a streak of three. This has been done on nine different occasions, by six different drivers. Dixon has achieved this feat on three occasions while Will Power is the only other driver to have achieved a ‘three-peat’ more than once.

Despite Power having more poles than any other driver in series history, 57, he doesn’t have the record for most poles in-a-row. That record instead falls to Billy Boat who scored 5-in-a-row during the 1998 season. Boat only won one race that year and finished a distant 13th in the championship despite his record breaking run.

Dixon is only two points away from reaching the 10,000 career points mark. He would be the first driver to achieve this number, Helio Castroneves is his nearest challenger on a current total of 8128 points. Only five other drivers have surpassed 5000 career points so far – Tony Kanaan (7701), Will Power (6762), Ryan Hunter-Reay (5870), Marco Andretti (5405) and Graham Rahal (5198).

The youngest ever winner in IndyCar Series history remains Colton Herta. The son of Bryan, Herta won the 2019 visit to COTA at the age of 18y, 11m and 22d. Only three teenagers have ever won an IndyCar race, including Herta. The other two are Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti, both whom were the age of 19 when they won for the first time. Coincidentally all three drivers happen to be the sons of former IndyCar race winners.

*all stats taken from 1996-2021