Arie Luyendyk

Arie Luyendyk, anglicised form of Arie Luijendijk (born September 21, 1953 in Sommelsdijk) is a Dutch auto racing driver, twice winner of the Indianapolis 500.

Luyendyk started racing in the early 1970s, winning a number of Dutch national titles. In 1977, he won the European Super Vee championship, and switched to Formula Three. Success continued to elude him until he moved to the United States in 1984, where he immediately won the Super Vee championship.

With the help of sponsor Provimi Veal, Luyendyk ran his first full Champ Car season in 1985, winning the rookie of the year title both for the season and the Indianapolis 500. His first win in the series came five years later in 1990, but it was at the most important race of the series. With a record average speed of 185.981 mph (299.307 km/h) that still stands to this day, Luyendyk won the 1990 Indianapolis 500 for Doug Shierson Racing.

Luyendyk continued to perform well at Indianapolis, scoring pole positions in 1993, 1997 and 1999, and retiring from the race while leading on three occasions. In 1996, he set the qualifying lap record at 237.498 mph (382.216 km/h), although he did not start on the pole since he qualified on the second day of time trials. He won the 1997 Indianapolis 500 from the pole over Treadway Racing teammate Scott Goodyear. Luyendyk also was selected to participate in the 1992, 1993, and 1998 editions of the International Race of Champions.

He retired from racing after the 1999 season, and for a short time, joined ABC Sports as a color commentator. He returned to the Indy 500 in 2001 and 2002. In 2003, he entered at Indianapolis for the final time. He suffered a crash during practice, and did not make an attempt to qualify.

Other Luyendyk victories include the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. His son, Arie Jr., was an Indy Lights racer.

The last corner of the Zandvoort track in the Netherlands carries his name. In 1999, he was presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash award, reflecting upon his Indy 500 career.

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1990 Indianapolis 500 - Box Score - Race Statistics
... Lap Leaders Laps Leader 1-92 Emerson Fittipaldi 93-94 Arie Luyendyk 95-117 Emerson Fittipaldi 118-120 Bobby Rahal 121-122 Arie Luyendyk 123-135 Emerson Fittipaldi 136-167 Bobby Rahal 168-2 ...
1996–1997 Indy Racing League Season - Race Summaries - True Value 500
... presented the checkered flag to Billy Boat as winner of the race, but Arie Luyendyk stormed to victory lane claiming he had won the race ... Foyt slapped Luyendyk and told him to leave ... and it was determined that laps where Luyendyk, and in fact some other drivers, passed through pit road were not properly counted by the scoring system ...
1990 Indianapolis 500 - Practice and Qualifying - Practice - Week 2
... On Monday (May 14), Arie Luyendyk, who was not able to qualify yet, was the fastest car of the day at 221.773 mph ... On Thursday (May 17), Arie Luyendyk again led the speed chart, with a lap of 217.854 mph ... Arie Luyendyk was second at 223.586 mph ...
Arie Luyendyk, Jr. - Racing Record - American Open–wheel Racing Results - Indianapolis 500
... Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team 2005 Dallara Chevrolet DNQ Beck 2006 Panoz Honda 28 ... Luyendyk. ...
1993 Indianapolis 500 - Race Statistics
32-46 Mario Andretti 47-57 Arie Luyendyk 58-63 Al Unser, Sr ... Mansell 92-128 Mario Andretti 129-130 Nigel Mansell 131-132 Arie Luyendyk 133 Mario Andretti 134 Arie Luyendyk 135-151 Al Unser, Jr. 15 Arie Luyendyk 14 Scott Goodyear 5 Kevin Cogan 4 John Andretti 2 Robby Gordon 2 Stéphan Grégoire 1 Cautions 8 for 49 laps Laps Reason 16-20 Crawford spin on backstretch 31-37 Sullivan crash in ...