ARIE LUYENDYK FACT SHEET
BIRTHDATE: September 21, 1953
BIRTHPLACE: Sommelsdyk, Holland
RESIDENCE: Scottsdale, Ariz.
WEIGHT: 170 lbs
WEDDING DATE: March 20, 1981
CHILDREN: Arie Jr.; September 18, 1981
Maida; June 14, 1988
Luca; July 23, 1993
Alec; July 23, 1993
INDY CAR RACES: 166 (131 CART, 11 USAC, 24 IRL) from 1984-1998.
FIRST INDY CAR RACE: Road America (CART), August 5, 1984. Started 18th. Finished eighth.
INDY CAR WINS: 7
1990-Indianapolis 500 (USAC; counted in CART standings)
1991-Phoenix, Nazareth (CART)
1997-Indianapolis 500, Texas (IRL)
1998-Las Vegas (IRL)
PRIZE MONEY: Over $10 Million
HIGHLIGHTS: 1972-Started career in Dutch Formula Vee series, seventh in points.
1973-Firestone Trophy champion and second in Dutch Formula Ford 1600 series with five wins.
1974-Drove in German Formula Three and Formula Ford races.
1975-European Formula Ford champion.
1976-Drove in European Formula Ford and Super Vee races.
1977-European Super Vee Champion
1978-Drove in European Super Vee and Formula Three races.
1979-Drove in European Super Vee and Formula Three races.
1980-Second in European Super Vee series.
1981-Fourth in U.S. Super Vee series.
1982-Drove in European Super Vee races.
1983-Drove in U.S. Super Vee series.
1984-U.S. Super Vee champion with four wins.
1985-18th in CART point standings, best finish fifth at Cleveland.
1986-17th in CART point standings, best finish sixth at Phoenix and Toronto.
1987-Seventh in CART point standings, best finish third at Phoenix.
1988-14th in CART point standings, best finish second at Portland.
1989-10th in CART point standings, best finish third at Portland.
1990-Eighth in CART point standings, best finish first at Indianapolis 500.
1991-Sixth in CART point standings, best finish first at Phoenix and Nazareth.
1992-Two Indy car starts.
1993-Eighth in CART point standings, best finish second at Indianapolis 500.
1994-17th in CART point standings, best finish second at Michigan 500.
1995-Two Indy car starts.
1996-Seventh in IRL point standings, best finish first at Phoenix.
1997-Sixth in IRL point standings, best finish first at Indianapolis 500 and Texas.
1998-Eighth in IRL point standings, best finish first at Las Vegas.
OTHER WINS/AWARDS: 1985-Indianapolis 500 and CART Rookie of the Year.
1986-Second place, Daytona 24 hours (sports cars).
1987-CART Most Improved Driver Award.
1989-Winner, Sebring 12 hours (sports cars).
1992-Named to People magazine "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" list. Invited to drive in International Race of Champions series. Second place, Sebring 12 hours (sports cars).
1993-Indianapolis 500 pole winner. Invited to drive in IROC series.
1997-Indianapolis 500 pole winner. IRL Most Popular Driver Award.
1998-Winner, Daytona 24 hours (sports cars). IRL Most Popular Driver Award. Invited to drive in IROC series.
ARIE LUYENDYK INDIANAPOLIS 500 RECORD
Year Team Start Finish Laps/Status
1985 Provimi 20 7 198/running
1986 Provimi-Hasselhoff 19 15 188/accident
1987 Provimi 7 18 125/suspension
1988 Provimi 6 10 196/running
1989 Provimi 15 21 123/engine
1990 Shierson 3 1 200/led 37
(Record average speed 185.981 mph)
1991 Uno/Granatelli 14 3 199/running
1992 Ganassi 4 15 135/led 1/accident
1993 Ganassi 1 2 200/led 14
1994 Indy Regency 8 18 179/engine
1995 Menard 2 7 200/led 7 laps
1996 Byrd's/Treadway 20 16 149/accident
(Record four-lap qualifying speed 236.986 mph)
1997 Treadway 1 1 200/led 62
1998 Treadway 28 20 151/led 4/clutch
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