12 Facts About Arie Luyendyk


Arie Luyendyk was inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame in 2009, and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2014.

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Arie Luyendyk won a total of seven Indy car races, including three in the CART series, all of them on ovals.

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Arie Luyendyk started racing in the early 1970s, winning a number of Dutch national titles.

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Arie Luyendyk won the 1990 Indianapolis 500 for Doug Shierson Racing.

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In 1995, Arie Luyendyk controlled the race early until an incident with Scott Sharp put him several laps down.

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Arie Luyendyk won the 1997 Indianapolis 500 from the pole over Treadway Racing teammate Scott Goodyear.

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The race ended in controversy when on the final restart the white and green flag waved to end a caution but the yellow lights stayed on with Arie Luyendyk pulling away to the win while the other competitors were confused.

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IndyCar officials reviewed the race tape and discovered that Arie Luyendyk had actually finished on a lap by himself and completed more laps than the scheduled race distance, thus he was declared the official winner.

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Arie Luyendyk only won one race, and had several races where he didn't finish the full distance.

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Arie Luyendyk retired from racing after the 1999 season, and for a short time, joined ABC Sports as a color commentator.

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Arie Luyendyk suffered a crash during practice, and did not make an attempt to qualify.

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In 2016, Arie Luyendyk was selected as a chief steward for the IndyCar Series alongside fellow racer Max Papis and Dan Davis.

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