Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Race Car Driver Arie Luyendyk, Jr.jpg
Luyendyk in 2012
NationalityAmerican
Born (1981-09-18) September 18, 1981 (age 41)
Netherlands
Related toArie Luyendyk (father)
Stadium Super Trucks career
Debut season2013
Car number25
Starts59
Wins3
Podiums14
Poles0
Best finish6th in 2016
Finished last season10th (2021)
Previous series
2002–2008, 2010
2007–2008
2006
2001
Indy Lights
A1 Grand Prix (rookie driver)
IndyCar Series
SCCA Formula Continental
Medal record
Representing  United States
Summer X Games
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Austin Stadium Super Trucks
Last updated on: August 9, 2021.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. (/ˈɑːri ˈləndk/; Dutch: [ˈaːri ləjɛnˈdik]; born September 18, 1981)[1] is a Dutch-American auto racing driver, television personality, and son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk. He has competed mostly in North America where his father lives and made his career. Luyendyk is best known for competing in the Indy Lights Series where he finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Championship over a number of years. He was named a test-driver in A1 Grand Prix alongside Jeroen Bleekemolen for A1 Team The Netherlands starting the 2007–08 season.[2]

Luyendyk has competed in various sports-car series, including the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona.

He was a contestant on ABC's dating competition The Bachelorette season 8 in 2012, where he placed first runner-up, and starred in the 22nd season of its sister show The Bachelor, which premiered on January 1, 2018.

Early life

Luyendyk was born in the Netherlands,[3] to Arie and Mieke Luyendyk.[4] At age 3,[3] he immigrated with his family, including sister Maida, to the United States and settled in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Luyendyk has two younger twin brothers, Alec and Luca.[4]

Career

Luyendyk began racing karts in 1992, and moved to Sports Car Club of America club Formula Ford competition six years later at the age of 16. He raced in a number of American junior formulae, notching wins in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge series and top five finishes the U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Championship. In 2001, Luyendyk finished third in the Formula Continental class at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs as well as winning the SCCA Southern Pacific divisional title on the strength of four wins in that same class.[citation needed]

He competed full-time in the first three seasons of the Indy Racing League's Indy Pro Series (now known as Firestone Indy Lights), beginning in 2002. In his Firestone Indy Lights career, Luyendyk has 1 victory, four pole positions and 24 top-5 finishes. Luyendyk finished second in the Firestone Indy Lights Championship in 2002, third in 2004, and fourth in 2008.[citation needed]

Luyendyk driving an Indy Lights car on the Streets of St. Petersburg in 2005

In 2005, Luyendyk attempted to make his IndyCar Series debut by qualifying for the 2005 Indianapolis 500 in a car owned by Curb-Agajanian/Beck Motorsports. Luyendyk's qualifying speed of 215.039 mph (346.072 km/h) was close to 2 mph (3.2 km/h) slower than the next slowest qualifier at the time. A. J. Foyt hired driver Felipe Giaffone to qualify a third car for him, and Giaffone's 217.645 mph (350.266 km/h) four-lap average bumped Luyendyk from the field.

Luyendyk did qualify for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 in a car owned by his father and backed by cheapcaribbean.com and Blue Star Jets. The team had limited practice time due to a second week engine program. However, his first race in the more powerful cars ended early due to handling issues, with Luyendyk finishing 54 laps out of 200 and ending in 28th place in the field of 33.[citation needed]

Luyendyk practicing for the 2008 Firestone Freedom 100

In the 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix season, Luyendyk drove for A1 Team Netherlands in the A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport as the team's "rookie driver". His best result was a fifth place training time at Round 5 held in Taupo, New Zealand. He has returned to the Firestone Indy Lights Series to race for AGR-AFS Racing as the teammate to Raphael Matos. He captured his first series win in the final race of the 2008 season at Chicagoland Speedway by passing Matos on a late race restart. Luyendyk would finish the 2008 season fourth in the Championship, recording five podium finishes.[citation needed]

In 2010, he returned part-time to Indy Lights and drove in the Freedom 100 for Andersen Racing and three other oval races for Alliance Motorsports. His best finish was seventh at Chicagoland.[citation needed]

Pro Light TORC truck at Crandon

In 2013, Luyendyk made the switch to off-road racing in the Stadium Super Trucks series,[5] finishing seventh in points. In his partial season, Luyendyk notched a heat win and three 4th-place finishes in seven starts. Two years later, he won the bronze medal at X Games Austin 2015 in the SST category.[6]

Luyendyk finished the season driving in the Traxxas TORC Series with Aero Motorsports backed by Ethika and Cooper Tires. In Luyendyk's TORC debut he finished fourth at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway driving in the Pro Light class. On November 18, 2013, Luyendyk completed a test with Dale Coyne Racing in the DW12 IndyCar. Luyendyk ran 138 laps.[citation needed]

During the 2018 Stadium Super Trucks Series, Luyendyk recorded his first series win at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth, Australia.[7] He scored a second victory at Detroit in June.[8] His third SST win came two years later at Road America when he won the weekend's first race after an early roll.[9]

Television

In 2009, Luyendyk became the driver analyst for Versus broadcasts of Indy Lights races. In 2012 Luyendyk returned to the booth, commentating the Indy Lights races for the NBC Sports Network. He appeared as himself in season nine of Hell's Kitchen. The chefs visited the Grand Prix of Long Beach in which Luyendyk was participating.[10]

In 2023, he appeared as a contestant on the reality game show The Traitors, which aired on Peacock.|archive-url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Traitors_(American_TV_series)%7C

The Bachelorette and The Bachelor

Luyendyk placed second on the eighth season of the reality show The Bachelorette, starring Emily Maynard.[11]

Luyendyk appeared in the first episode of the 17th season of The Bachelor. Luyendyk also competed on Wipeout: Summer Episode 7: "Bachelors vs. Bachelorettes",[12] where he was eliminated early.

In 2017, it was announced that Luyendyk would appear in the 22nd season of The Bachelor. He asked Rebecca "Becca" Kufrin to marry him at the season finale however he later regretted rejecting Lauren Burnham, the runner-up, and tried to rekindle things with Burnham. Luyendyk and Kufrin broke up after the show, but the breakup was televised. Luyendyk revealed that he had been talking to Burnham, and later the two began dating.

Personal life

Luyendyk works as a real estate broker for RE/MAX in Scottsdale, Arizona.[13] After realizing he had made a mistake upon proposing to Becca Kufrin on Season 22 of "The Bachelor," he became engaged to the runner-up, Lauren Burnham, on his season [14][15] and Burnham moved to Scottsdale to be with Luyendyk.[16] The couple married on January 12, 2019.[17] They have a daughter who was born on May 29, 2019.[18] On June 11, 2021, Lauren gave birth to twins.

He appeared as an agent on a 2019 episode of HGTV's House Hunters International set in Amsterdam.[19]

Racing record

SCCA National Championship Runoffs

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
2000 Mid-Ohio Van Diemen RF01 Ford Formula Continental 3 2 Running

American open-wheel racing

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Indy Lights

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
2002 Luyendyk Racing KAN
10
NSH
2
MIS
2
KTY
6
STL
2
CHI
2
TXS
7
2nd 236
2003 Sinden Racing HMS
4
PHX
10
INDY
15
PPIR
3
KAN
12
NSH
9
MIS
11
STL
3
KTY
4
CHI
4
FON
10
TXS
13
7th 299
2004 Sam Schmidt Motorsports HMS
9
PHX
2
INDY
3
KAN
7
NSH
11
MIL
9
MIS
8
3rd 330
AFS Racing KTY
4
PPIR
5
CHI
4
FON
14
TXS
4
2005 AFS Racing HMS PHX
4
STP
5
INDY FON
6
11th 228
Brian Stewart Racing TXS
10
IMS
6
NSH
8
MIL
7
KTY
10
PPIR
10
SNM CHI WGL
2006 AFS Racing HMS
4
STP1
DNS
STP2 INDY WGL
11
IMS NSH
11
MIL KTY SNM1 SNM2 CHI
6
15th 105
2007 Guthrie Racing HMS STP1 STP2 INDY MIL IMS1 IMS2 IOW WGL1
17
WGL2
22
NSH MDO KTY SNM1 SNM2 CHI 35th 21
2008 AGR-AFS Racing HMS
4
STP1
6
STP2
22
KAN
3
INDY
14
MIL
8
IOW
2
WGL1
7
WGL2
7
NSH
3
MDO1
8
MDO2
11
KTY
3
SNM1
17
SNM2
16
CHI
1
4th 428
2010 Andersen Racing STP ALA LBH INDY
14
IOW WGL TOR EDM MDO SNM 17th 82
Alliance Motorsports CHI
7
KTY
9
HMS
12

IndyCar

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
2005 CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports HMS PHX STP MOT INDY
DNQ
TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY PPIR SNM CHI WGL FON NC
2006 Luyendyk Racing HMS STP MOT INDY
28
WGL TXS RIR KAN NSH MIL MIS KTY SNM CHI 36th 10

Indianapolis 500

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2005 Dallara Chevrolet DNQ Beck
2006 Panoz Honda 31 28 Luyendyk

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2007–08 Netherlands NED
SPR

PO
NED
FEA

PO
CZE
SPR

PO
CZE
FEA

PO
MYS
SPR

PO
MYS
FEA

PO
CHN
SPR

PO
CHN
FEA

PO
NZL
SPR

PO
NZL
FEA

PO
AUS
SPR

PO
AUS
FEA

PO
RSA
SPR

PO
RSA
FEA

PO
MEX
SPR

PO
MEX
FEA

PO
CHN
SPR

PO
CHN
FEA

PO
GBR
SPR

PO
GBR
SPR

PO
7th 87

Stadium Super Trucks

(key) (Bold – Pole position. Italics – Fastest qualifier. * – Most laps led.)

Stadium Super Trucks results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 SSTC Pts Ref
2013 PHO
4
LBH
7
LAN
11
SDG
4
SDG
4
STL
12
TOR TOR CRA CRA OCF OCF OCF CPL 7th 154 [20]
2014 STP STP LBH IMS
5
IMS
6
DET
3
DET
4
DET
2
AUS
10
TOR TOR OCF OCF CSS LVV LVV 11th 110 [21]
2015 ADE ADE ADE STP STP LBH DET
10
DET
8
DET
8
AUS
3
TOR TOR OCF OCF OCF SRF SRF SRF SRF SYD LVV LVV 13th 72 [22]
2016 ADE ADE ADE STP STP LBH LBH DET
2*
DET
C1
DET
8
TOW
4
TOW
5
TOW
3
TOR TOR CLT
10
CLT
2
OCF
5
OCF
9
SRF SRF SRF 6th 173 [23]
2017 ADE ADE ADE STP
5
STP
4
LBH
6
LBH
6
PER PER PER DET
10
DET
6
TEX
7
TEX
8
HID HID HID BEI
7
GLN GLN ELS
7
ELS
9
8th 183 [24]
2018 ELS
9
ADE
2
ADE
5
ADE
7
LBH
3
LBH
14
PER
1
PER
8
DET
3
DET
1
TEX
6
TEX
10
ROA
Rpl
ROA
Rpl
SMP SMP HLN
3
HLN
11
MXC MXC 7th 305 [25]
2019 COA COA TEX TEX LBH LBH TOR TOR MOH
6
MOH
8
MOH MOH ROA ROA ROA POR POR SRF SRF 19th 28 [26]
2020 ADE ADE ADE ROA
1*
ROA
9
N/A2 [27]
2021 STP
3
STP
4
MOH MOH MOH MOH NSH
7
NSH
6
LBH LBH 10th 75 [28]
– Replaced by Casey Mears, points went to Luyendyk

1 The race was abandoned after Matt Mingay suffered serious injuries in a crash on lap three.
2 Standings were not recorded by the series for the 2020 season.

References

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  2. ^ "Bleekemolen & Luyendyk Jr. to drive for Team Netherlands". GPUpdate.net. August 1, 2007. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
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  21. ^ "2014 Standings". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  22. ^ "2015 Official Point Standings". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  23. ^ "2016 Overall Point Standings". Stadium Super Trucks. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
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