Accomplished open up wheel racer who earned the 1990 and 1997 Indianapolis 500 races. He started racing in the first 1970s, and got much domestic achievement, earning multiple Dutch nationwide titles. He in addition has earned the 12 Hours of Sebring, as well as the a day of Daytona. His boy, Arie Luyendyk Jr, can be an open steering wheel racer. When he earned the 1990 Indy 500 he arranged an average velocity record that stood for 23 years, before becoming damaged by Tony Kanaan in 2013.