September 21, 2012-Arie Luyendyk Happy Birthday!

Born on this date in 1953 Arie is remembered for being a 2 time 500 winner (1990 and 1997) but also two speed records which have stood for years.

In his first victory, 1990, his average speed for  500 miles was 185.981

On the second day of qualifying in 1996 he set a new 1 lap track record that still stands of 237.498

His four lap average that day still stands as the best of 236.986

Good guy, great radio guest.


One comment

  1. Lenny Ten Barge · · Reply

    King,with all the speed regulations in this series,do think this record will ever be surpassed???

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