Arie Luyendyk Jr is a well-known Dutch-American race car driver. He is the son of legendary auto racer Arie Luyendyk, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. Arie Luyendyk Jr began racing at the age of 16 and went on to set records in the Indy Light Series and the A1 Grand Prix for A1 Team Netherlands. He also ran in the 12 Hours of Sebring, Daytona 24 hours, and Stadium Super Truck series.
Luyendyk joined Versus’ broadcast of Indy Light races as a driver analyst in 2009. He appeared as a contestant on The Bachelor in 2018 and The Bachelorette season 8 in 2012. In 2012, he was also seen commentating on the Indy Light races for NBC Sports.
|Celebrated Name:||Arie Luyendyk|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Arie Luyendyk Jr.|
|Age:||40 years old|
|Birth Date:||September 18 1981|
|Birth Place:||‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Lauren Burnham|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Alessi Ren Luyendyk)|
|Is Arie Luyendyk Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Auto-Racing Car Driver|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$5 Million|
Arie Luyendyk Jr Biography
Arie Luyendyk Jr was born in’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, on September 18, 1981. Arie and Mieke Luyendyk raised Luyendyk, his twin brother Alec, Luca, and their sister Maida. As his family relocated to the United States, he grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Luyendyk’s father was a former race car driver known as “The Flying Dutchman.”
Luyendyk’s abilities became apparent at a young age. He first began kart racing in 1992. He was so taken with racing that after six years, he joined the Sports Car Club of America and competed in Formula Ford.
Arie Luyendyk Jr Age, Height, Weight
Arie Luyendyk was born on September 18, 1981, and is 40 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.88 meters and his weight is 80 kilograms.
Luyendyk began his racing career with go-kart racing and rose to prominence. He raced in American Junior Formula, winning the Skip Barber Formula Dodge series and finishing in the top five of the United States Formula Ford 2000 Championship. Luyendyk is well-known for his participation in the Indy Lights series. From 2002 to 2010, he competed full-time in the Indy Light series. During his eight-year Indy Light career, he won one race, four pole positions, and finished second, third, and fourth in the championship.
He finished the NASCAR Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series in 2004. He made his IndyCar series debut in 2005, qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 with a speed of 215.039 mph (346.072 km/h). In addition, he qualified for the 2006 Indianapolis 500 in a car owned by his father, finishing 54 laps out of 200 and finishing 28th out of 33 competitors. He completed all 64 laps of the American Le Mans Series in 2007.
Luyendyk finished seventh in points in the Stadium Super Trucks series, an off-road racing event, in 2013. He also completed the Traxxas TORC Series with Aero Motorsports, which Ethika and Cooper Tires supported. In his TORC debut, he finished fourth in the Pro Light class at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.
Achievements and Awards
Arie Luyendyk Jr is best known for his involvement in the Indy Lights Series. He has one victory, four pole positions, and 24 top 5 finishes in his Firestone Indy Lights career. In the Indy Lights Championship, Luyendyk finished second in 2002, third in 2004, and fourth in 2008. In the 2007-08 season, he was named as a test driver for A-1 Team the Netherlands, alongside Jeroen Bleekemolen. Luyendyk finished third in the Formula Continent class at the SSCA National Championships Runoffs and also won the SSCA Southern Pacific divisional title for winning four times in the same class.
In 2015, he won a bronze medal in the SST category at the X Games Austin. Luyendyk won his first Stadium Super Trucks series race at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth, Australia, and finished second in Detroit in June.
Arie Luyendyk’s Net Worth in 2023
Arie Luyendyk Jr is an American professional race car driver, broadcaster, driver, and analyst. Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s net worth is difficult to calculate, but it is estimated to be around $5 million as of March 2023. Even though he was not winning, racing did contribute to his net worth. He earned $415,500 in his Indy Light series. Racing is not Luyendyk’s only source of income; he is also a real estate broker and developer, which is doing well and contributing to his net worth.
Arie Luyendyk Jr is a well-known auto racing driver who began his career at 16. His drive and hard work enabled him to go far in racing. He rose to prominence after appearing on the reality television show The Bachelor and is now in the real estate business. Arie is very active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as an auto racing driver, broadcaster, driver, and analyst.
He spent most of his life pursuing a racing career, with his most notable accomplishment being eight years in the Indy Lights series. His other achievements are finishing the A1 Grand Prix as the team’s ‘rookie driver,’ competing in the IndyCar series, the Indianapolis 500, and Stadium Super Trucks. Throughout his racing career, he never quit, instead attempting and attempting to finish the race or series in which he participated.
Arie Luyendyk Wife, Marriage
Luyendyk works as a real estate broker and developer for RE/MAX Excalibur in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona. Aside from racing and working, he is frequently seen on television. He appeared on Hell’s Kitchen Season 9 when the chefs visited the Long Beach Grand Prix, in which Arie was competing, and he also competed on Wipeout: Summer Episode 7. In 2019, he appeared as an agent on HGTV’s House Hunters International, which was filmed in Amsterdam and is a home improvement and real estate reality show.
He finished second on Season 8 of The Bachelorette at 35. He then appeared on season 22 of The Bachelor, where he proposed to Becca Kufrin but later broke up with her to pursue a relationship with the runner-up Lauren Burnham. Luyendyk and Burnham married in January 2019, and their daughter, Alessi Ren, was born on May 29, 2019.