Not only is Dario Franchitti hot by association (his actress wife is regularly featured in People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" issue) but he's found success on the IndyCar circuit as a two-time Indy 500 winner and three-time IndyCar series champion. Bing: See more photos of him. Find: How much did he earn for his 2010 Indy 500 win? Find out.
Trailblazing is always sexy, and before there was Danica, there was Sarah Fisher. The Ohio native raced in nine Indy 500s, and while never finishing above 17, Fisher was a solid competitor year-in and year-out. In November 2010 Fisher announced her retirement after 15 years of racing. Bing: See more photos of her. Find: She was the first and only female IndyCar team owner and also the youngest owner in a certain series (which one?).
He may be better known as a bit of a hothead on the NASCAR circuit, but Tony Stewart got his start in IndyCar racing in five Indy 500s, pulling doubles in 1998 and 2001, where he flew from Indianapolis just after the Indy 500 to Charlotte to race in NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. Bing: See more photos of him. Search: He's a top earner in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Her best finish at the Indy 500 is 19th, but that's OK because Venezuelan Milka Duno adds a little spice to the racing world. Before racing, this former model also put her mind to good use working as a naval engineer. Bing: See more photos of her. Find: She has the highest finish for a female driver in a legendary Indy race (which one?) Also, did you know she appeared as a driver in a 2008 movie with Emile Hirsch and Susan Sarandon? Find out the movie.
Rumor has it that this well-to-do Frenchman took a swig of Champagne at every pit stop en route to winning the 1913 Indy 500. He won the race handily (by how many minutes?). Bing: See old race car photos. Find: He earned a spot in the history books with his Indy 500 win by becoming the first to accomplish this feat.
Dan Wheldon and his rock star looks won the 2005 Indy 500 and finished second in both 2009 and 2010. And to gain more mass appeal, it's been rumored that the British racer is considering a hop over to NASCAR. Bing: See more photos of him. Find: His earnings for his second-place finish last year?
Marco Andretti, a member of racing's royal family, jumped onto the IndyCar scene in 2006 and boasts three top-five Indy 500 finishes in five starts. The kid was just born with it. Bing: See more photos of him. Find: He's looking to break a family curse. When's the last time an Andretti won the Indy 500?
Juan Pablo Montoya
In 2000, Juan Pablo Montoya decided to give the Indy 500 a whirl — and won. Montoya is the only driver to have competed in — finishing fourth or better — all three major racing events at Indianapolis: the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR's Brickyard 400 and Formula One's US Grand Prix. Bing: See more photos of him. Find: Did you know he appeared in a 2001 movie with Sylvester Stallone? Find out which one.
Will Power has it all: a superhero name, piercing blue eyes and an Australian accent. It doesn't hurt that this IndyCar superstar wins races — a lot of races. Power scored five wins in 2010 on the IndyCar circuit and has won two of the four 2011 races so far. Bing: See more photos of him.
In the 1960s, Brit Jim Clark raced just about every circuit, from Formula One to touring cars to NASCAR. Clark certainly left his mark at the Indy 500, where in five races he won once and finished second twice. Bing: See more photos of him. Find: He was killed in a racing accident (find out more).
Brazilian CART racer Christian Fittipaldi earned Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year honors back in 1995 with a second-place finish his first time on the track. It's no surprise, really, seeing as Fittipaldi is the nephew of two-time Formula One champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi. Bing: See more photos of him. Find: His father was a Grand Prix driver and team owner.
If you think of the Indy 500 over the last decade, one name comes to mind: Helio Castroneves. In his 10 Indy 500 starts, the Brazilian has finished in the top 10 nine times, winning the race in 2001, 2002 and 2009. Bing: See more photos of him. Find: He placed ninth in the 2010 race. Find out how much he earned.
Danica Patrick burst onto the racing scene in 2005 with a fourth-place Indy 500 finish. While she also races in NASCAR, it was IndyCar that propelled Patrick into the national spotlight. Bing: See more photos of her. Search: In 2008, she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race (which one?)