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Arie Luyendyk is known as The Flying Dutchman. He started racing in the early 70s winning the Super Vee championship in Europe and in the United States. He’s won endurance races at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring and he’s driven in the International Race of Champions. With 17 starts, he’s a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 taking the checkered flag in 1990 and 1997 where his average speed of 185.981 miles per hour set a new record that stood for 23 years. In 2014 Arie was inducted in to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.

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SUCCESS QUOTE

“If you love what you do you just have to keep on going until the pieces fall in to place.”

CAREER CHALLENGE 

Listen to a story about just how close Arie came to quitting racing except for a phone call and chance meeting with a supporter who got him on his way to Indy Car racing.

AH-HA MOMENTS

At first, Arie was not comfortable racing on oval tracks in Indy Cars but after some time with a great crew chief, getting his car dialed in, he had his ah-ha moment.

FIRST SPECIAL RACE

Winning the Indy 500 in 1990. Enjoy a story about his first of two Indy 500 wins.

BEST RACING ADVICE

“If the car is understeering simply throw it in to the corner so the end will come around.”  – Advice from Arie’s father

GREAT RESOURCES  

Pelican Parts – www.pelicanparts.com

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FAVORITE BOOKS

What if I Had Never Tried It: The Autobiography by Valentino Rossi

Alex Zanardi: My Sweetest Victory by Alex Zanardi

PARTING ADVICE 

Follow your heart and your pa

HOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ARIE

Twitter – www.twitter.com/ArieLuyendyk

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