INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Twenty years and one week after Arie Luyendyk became the fastest man to conquer Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile oval, his records remain untouched and unchallenged. And unlikely to fall anytime soon. The man who sped around the 2.5-mile oval at a mind-blowing 237.498 mph during qualifying in 1996 and finished with a four-lap average of 236.986 finds it...
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RACE: 74th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 27, 1990 WINNER: Arie Luyendyk AVERAGE SPEED: 185.981 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Luyendyk, driving for Doug Shierson Racing, took the lead with 32 laps to go to earn his first victory in championship-level competition. The Dutchman was the second consecutive foreign-born winner, the first time since 1965 and 1966 that happened. Luyendyk completed...
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The Verizon IndyCar series sanctioning organization, INDYCAR, takes the next step in competition rule enforcement by streamlining and making the public aware of their penalty process. Prior to the 2016 IndyCar season Arie Luyendyk, Max Papis and chief Steward Dan Davis announced that they would all have at their disposal a more simplified penalty system for on-track infractions...
At first glance, the race officiating crew for the Verizon IndyCar Series appears largely unchanged entering the 2016 campaign. In part yes, since Brian Barnhart returns as race director, a role he held since the IndyCar circuit had switched to an in-house officiating staff after severing ties with the United States Auto Club in the summer of 1997. It was a role Barnhart held up...
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 24, 2016) – INDYCAR announced today it has strengthened its race control program by naming three race stewards with extensive motorsports experience to monitor on-track competition at all 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series events. Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, former Indy car driver Max Papis and longtime motorsports executive Dan Davis will make up...
MISHAWAKA, Ind. — I realize there is a certain reaction and astonishment when a huge speed is dropped in qualifications. I mean everyone in NASCAR was stunned in October of this year when Tony Stewart fired off a lap at Texas Motor Speedway at over 200 miles per hour. I am also sure there was some excitement in 1996 when Arie Luyendyk ripped off a practice lap at 239.260 mph...
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