Arie Luyendyk jr.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. ( born September 18, 1981 in 's- Hertogenbosch ) is a Dutch racing driver. His father is the racing driver Arie Luyendyk.


Luyendyk started his motorsport career in 1992 in karting, where he was active until 1997. He then moved to Formula racing and from 1998 to 2001, including in the U.S. Formula Ford active. He also participated in 1998, 1999 and 2001, partly in Europe in the Benelux Formula Ford, which is his only racing commitments in Europe.

In 2002, Luyendyk in the IRL Infiniti Pro Series to Luyendyk Racing, the team his father. Although he did not win a race, he was charged with four second places behind AJ Foyt IV runner-up in 2003, he moved to Sinden Racing and finished the IRL Infiniti Pro Series with two podium finishes in seventh place in the drivers' standings. In 2004, he played his third season in the IRL Infiniti Pro Series. He entered this season at first for Sam Schmidt Motorsports and finally for AFS Racing. With a second place as best result he finished the season on top of the third.

2005 Luyendyk participated only in 9 of 14 races in the IRL Infiniti Pro Series. For Sam Schmidt Motorsports, he finished in eleventh place. In addition, Luyendyk tried to qualify for the 2005 Indianapolis 500, but could not. 2006 Luyendyk finally succeeded in his father's team at the Indianapolis 500 debut in the IndyCar Series. He left, however, on the 28th place and was 36th in the driver standings. He also started in 2006 for AFS Racing to four races in the IRL Indy Pro Series, the successor series of the IRL Infiniti Pro Series, and finished the season in 15th place.

In 2007, Luyendyk for Guthrie Racing participated in two IRL Indy Pro Series race and was 35th in the championship. He also competed in one race in the American Le Mans Series ( ALMS). In 2008, the Pro Series was renamed again. For Andretti Green Racing AFS Luyendyk met with Raphael Matos in the Indy Lights. At the season finale in Joliet Luyendyk won his first race in the Indy Lights. While Matos won the title, Luyendyk was fourth in the championship.

After a one year break Luyendyk returned in 2010 for four races in the Indy Lights back. With a seventh place as the best result, he finished the season starting on the 17th place overall.


Luyendyks father Arie Luyendyk won twice the Indianapolis 500 four times in a row was Luyendyk Jr. 2003-2006 the Most Popular Driver of the IRL Pro Series selected.

2012 Luyendyk takes on the American television show The Bachelorette, the counterpart to Bachelorette - The dream woman as a candidate in part.


Career stations

  • 2001: U.S. Formula Ford ( 9th place)
  • 2001: Benelux Formula Ford
  • 2002: IRL Infiniti Pro Series (2nd place)
  • 2003: IRL Infiniti Pro Series (No. 7)
  • 2004: IRL Infiniti Pro Series ( 3rd place)
  • 2005: IRL Infiniti Pro Series (No. 11)
  • 2006: IRL Indy Pro Series (No. 15)
  • 2006: IndyCar Series (No. 36)
  • 2007: IRL Indy Pro Series ( No. 35 )
  • 2007: ALMS
  • 2008: Indy Lights (4th place )
  • 2010: Indy Lights ( 17th)

Individual results in the IndyCar Series

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