My Driving List

Ever wondered the great list of Indycar drivers you have seen over the years? I got that curiosity and made a list of all of the drivers that I have seen through the years. First off, here are the thirteen races that I have attended:

  • 1999 Emerson Indy 250, Gateway International Speedway (CART)
  • 2002 Grand Prix at Road America, Road America (CART)
  • 2003, 2006, and 2012 Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • 2007-2014 Iowa Corn Indy 250/300, Iowa Speedway
And here is the list of  the 108 drivers that competed in the 13 races I have atteneded, with the amount of times I have seen them race next to their name:

Tony Kaanan 13
Helio Castroneves 12
Scott Dixon 11
Dario Franchitti 10
Marco Andretti 10
Ed Carpenter 9
Graham Rahal 8
Justin Wilson 8
Ryan Hunter-Reay 8
EJ Viso 7
Ryan Briscoe 7
Will Power 7
Alex Tagliani 6
Dan Wheldon 6
Danica Patrick 6
Oriol Seriva 6
Takuma Sato 6
Vitor Meira 6
Charlie Kimball 5
James Hinchcliffe 5
Simona de Silvestro 5
Buddy Rice 4
James Jakes 4
Josef Newgarden 4
Michael Andretti 4
Mike Conway 4
Sebastian Saavedra 4
Simon Pagenaud 4
Tomas Scheckter 4
AJ Foyt IV 3
Al Unser Jr. 3
Hideki Mutoh 3
Jacques Lazier 3
Jimmy Vasser 3
JR Hildebrand 3
Mario Moraes 3
Michel Jourdain Jr. 3
Milka Duno 3
Sam Hornish Jr. 3
Sarah Fisher 3
Scott Sharp 3
Sebastien Bourdais 3
Adrian Fernandez 2
Airton Dare 2
Alex Barron 2
Alex Lloyd 2
Ana Beatriz 2
Bruno Junqueira 2
Bryan Herta 2
Buddy Lazier 2
Christian Fittipaldi 2
Cristiano da Matta 2
Darren Manning 2
Felipe Giaffone 2
Gil de Ferran 2
Jeff Simmons 2
Juan Pablo Montoya 2
Katherine Legge 2
Kenny Brack 2
Koskue Matsuura 2
Max Papis 2
Patrick Carpentier 2
Paul Tracy 2
PJ Jones 2
Raphael Matos 2
Richie Hearn 2
Robby Gordon 2
Roger Yasukawa 2
Rubens Barrichello 2
Shigeaki Hattori 2
Shinji Nakano 2
Tora Takagi 2
Townsend Bell 2
Arie Luyendyk Jr. 1
Bertrand Baguette 1
Billy Boat 1
Bryan Clauson 1
Carlos Huertas 1
Carlos Munoz 1
Dennis Vitolo 1
Eddie Cheever 1
Enrique Bernoldi 1
Greg Moore 1
Greg Ray 1
Jack Hawksworth 1
Jaime Camara 1
Jean Alesi 1
Jeff Bucknum 1
Jimmy Kite 1
John Andretti 1
Larry Foyt 1
Mario Dominguez 1
Mario Romancini 1
Marty Roth 1
Mauricio Gugelmin 1
Mikhail Aleshin 1
PJ Chesson 1
Robbie Buhl 1
Robby McGehee 1
Robert Doornbos 1
Roberto Moreno 1
Scott Pruett 1
Stephan Gregoire 1
Tarso Marques 1
Thiago Medeiros 1
Tony Renna 1
Tristan Vautier 1
Wade Cunningham 1

Lot of great names on this list! I have been lucky enough to make it to plenty of races and to see names like Franchitti, Moore, Barrichello, Andretti, Renna, Tracy, Fittipaldi, Montoya, and Dixon.

Number one driver I've seen most on my list is Tony Kanaan. I have been to 13 races and Tony Kanaan has raced at all 13. He's one driver I definitely don't want to see retire anytime soon. He's been a privilege to watch.

The best driver I ever got to see race was Dan Wheldon. Wheldon was so aggressive yet so smart in the way he raced. He really knew how to push the car and to come home with points. At the same time, he added to the race experience off the track, taking time to talk to all of the fans. What a joy it was to watch him race.

Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan - Honda Indy 200
Wheldon leads Tony Kanaan in 2008 (Photo: Darrell Ingham / Getty Images North America)

I'm sure many of you folks, especially some of you more seasoned people, have a far better list than I. After all, I'm only 20. Which drivers highlight your list and who was your favorite driver you've ever seen race?! Let me know and thanks for reading!

-Matthew Hickey