Accomplished open wheel racer who won the 1990 and 1997 Indianapolis 500 races.
He began racing in the early 1970s, and had much domestic success, winning multiple Dutch national titles.
He has also won the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 24 Hours of Daytona.
His son, Arie Luyendyk Jr, is also an open wheel racer.
When he won the 1990 Indy 500 he set an average speed record that stood for 23 years, before being broken by Tony Kanaan in 2013.