Arie Luyendyk Jr. Biography
Arie Luyendyk Jr. is a Dutch-born American auto racing driver. He 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 has competed mostly in North America where his father lives and made his career. Luyendyk was named a test-driver in A1 Grand Prix alongside Jeroen Bleekemolen for A1 Team The Netherlands starting the 2007–08 season.
He has competed in various sports-car series competing in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Age
He was born on 18 September 1981 in The Netherlands. He is 41 years old as of 2022.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Height
Luyendyk stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Family
Luyendyk is the son of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk and Mieke Luyendyk. At the age of 3, he immigrated with his family, including sister Maida, to the United States and settled in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He has two younger twin brothers, Alec and Luca.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Engaged | Arie Luyendyk Jr Dating
Luyendyk is married to the runner-up, Lauren Burnham of The Bachelor. Their wedding was planned for January 12, 2019. Burnham moved to Scottsdale to be with Luyendyk.
In My 2019 they had a daughter named Alessi and in June 2021 the couple was blessed with twins Senna and Lux.
Arie Luyendyk Jr Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Salary
She earns an estimated salary of about $50000 to $100000 annually.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Career
Luyendyk started racing karts in 1992, and then 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, recording wins in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge series and top five finishes the U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Championship.
In 2001, he 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.
Beginning in 2002, he competed full-time in the first three seasons of the Indy Racing League’s Indy Pro Series (now known as Firestone Indy Lights). In Luyendyk’s Firestone Indy Lights career, he has 1 victory, four pole positions and 24 top-5 finishes. He finished second in the Firestone Indy Lights Championship in 2002, third in 2004, and fourth in 2008.
In 2005, he attempted to make his IndyCar Series debut by qualifying for the 2005 Indianapolis 500 in a car owned by Curb-Agajanian/Beck Motorsports. However, with limited track time and a car that never handled properly, his 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 qualified 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.
Luyendyk drove for A1 Team Netherlands in the A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport as the team’s “rookie driver”, in the 2007-08 A1 Grand Prix season. Luyendyk’s best result was a fifth place training time at Round 5 held in Taupo, New Zealand.
Luyendyk 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.
In 2010, Luyendyk 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.
In 2013, he made the switch to off-road racing in the Stadium Super Trucks series, finishing seventh in points. In his partial season, Luyendyk notched a heat win and three 4th-place finishes in seven starts.
Luyendyk finished the season driving in the Traxxas TORC Series with Aero Motorsports backed by Ethika and Cooper Tires. In his TORC debut he finished fourth at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway driving in the Pro Light class.
On November 18, 2013, he completed a test with Dale Coyne Racing in the DW12 IndyCar. Luyendyk ran 138 laps.
Luyendyk is a real estate broker for RE/MAX in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Television
In 2009, Luyendyk became the driver analyst for Versus broadcasts of Indy Lights races. In 2012, he returned to the booth, commentating the Indy Lights races for the NBC Sports Network.
Luyendyk appeared as himself in season nine of Hell’s Kitchen. The chefs visited the Grand Prix of Long Beach in which he was participating.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. The Bachelorette
Luyendyk was a contestant on ABC’s dating competition The Bachelorette season 8 in 2012, where he placed second, starring Emily Maynard.
He also starred in the 22nd season of its sister show The Bachelor, which premiered on January 1, 2018.
He appeared in the first episode of the 17th season of The Bachelor. He also competed on Wipeout: Summer Episode 7: “Bachelors vs. Bachelorettes”, where he was eliminated early.
In 2017, it was announced that Luyendyk would appear in the 22nd season of The Bachelor.
Luyendyk 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 Burnham are engaged as of March 6, 2018.