After 2 decades, Luyendyk is still Indy's fastest driver

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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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 81st running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 81st Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 25-26-27, 1997 WINNER: Arie Luyendyk AVERAGE SPEED: 145.827 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Rain washed out the day the race was scheduled to begin, and then stopped the race after 15 laps on Monday. The race resumed Tuesday and pole-sitter Luyendyk led teammate Scott Goodyear when a caution came out on lap 199. Teams expected the race to finish under caution...
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May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

INDYCAR issues New Competition Penalty Guidelines

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...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

VICS: New Race Overseers Seem To Know The IndyCar Game Well

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...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

INDYCAR names veteran motorsports trio as race stewards for 2016 season

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...
Via On Pit Road
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

LE MANS: Are Sub 3:20 Times At Circuit De La Sarthe Worth It?

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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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Arie Luyendyk Jr. Eyeing Return to Series in 2014

Photo Courtesy of IndyCar’s media site Sebring, Fla. -The son of former two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Arie Luyendyk is eyeing a return to the IndyCar Series for next season. Arie Luyendyk Jr. tested a Dale Coyne Racing Honda Monday afternoon at Sebring International Raceway and liked what the cars had to offer. “It’s my first opportunity with carbon brakes and paddle...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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