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June 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
First, A.J. Foyt fought his own reenactment of the Alamo in victory lane of Texas Motor Speedway. He had friends there, notably Billy Boat, his driver who had been declared winner of the True Value 500K. Nearby were Davey Hamilton, a Foyt driver listed as second, and about 300 folks who had come up from Houston to root Foyt's team along. It wasn't as though he needed the help.
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May 28, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may have taken two extra days to get it in, but once the Indy Racing League's new-look Indianapolis 500 got underway Tuesday, it turned out to be one of the most competitive races ever run in 81 tries on the venerable old Indianapolis Motor Speedway track.
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May 28, 1997 | JIM MURRAY
Well, let's go Dutch. It was a Dutch Treat, after all. The pride of Rosmalen, Holland, to say nothing of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague--the most prominent Dutchman since the guy who put his finger in the dike, Arie Luyendyk, won his second Indianapolis 500 Tuesday. He drove a Rembrandt of a race, you might say--brilliant lighting, shading, to say nothing of cornering, bursting out of restarts. He beat the best drivers Tony George can find.
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May 23, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The common conception that "all the good drivers are in CART" doesn't do justice to some of those who choose to race in the fledgling Indy Racing League. Michael Andretti, Al Unser Jr. and Bobby Rahal are in St. Louis for the Motorola 300 instead of here for Sunday's 81st Indianapolis 500. But in IRL starters such as Arie Luyendyk, a former Indy 500 winner; Scott Goodyear, a near winner of the 500; and Tony Stewart, a probable winner in the future, there is a definite star quality.
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May 27, 1996 | SHAV GLICK
Arie Luyendyk, the fastest qualifier and only former winner in the Indy 500, called Sunday's race "the most disappointing day in my career." Luyendyk, who started 20th after his original qualifying speed was nullified when his car was found to be underweight, had moved to second by Lap 95, when he tangled with Eliseo Salazar coming out of the pits. "I stalled the engine and that started the problem," Luyendyk said. "I beat him out of the pits. I beat him to the blend line and then he hit me.
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May 13, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frustrated and angered at being bumped from the Indianapolis 500 pole and later having his own qualifying run disallowed Saturday, Arie Luyendyk came back Sunday and drove four laps for the history books. The Flying Dutchman, 1990 winner and marquee name of the new Indy Racing League, blistered Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2 1/2-mile rectangular oval at 237.498 mph for one lap and 236.986 for a four-lap qualifying average. Only a few thousand spectators were present when Luyendyk rolled the No.
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March 25, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fledgling Indy Racing League attained accreditation as a viable racing organization Sunday--it survived a ranting, raving and cursing A.J. Foyt. America's most volatile race driver for decades, and now an equally bombastic car owner, minced no words in chastising U.S. Auto Club officials for docking his two drivers, Scott Sharp and Mike Groff, one lap for ignoring a "don't pit" signal on their final pit stop in the Dura-Lube 200.
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March 24, 1996 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the Indy Racing League's biggest worries--a shortage of cars for race day--became a concern Saturday when only 21 qualified for today's DuraLube 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Former Indy 500 winner Arie Luyendyk ran a track record 183.599 mph to wrest the pole from rookie Richie Hearn of Canyon Country, who earlier had bettered Bryan Herta's year-old record with a lap of 182.797. Both Luyendyk and Hearn drove Reynard-Cosworths. Herta's record was 181.952.
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May 7, 1995 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk, who couldn't land a ride for the Indy-car season, displayed a remarkable burst of speed Saturday with a lap of 233.281 m.p.h. on the opening day of practice for the May 28 race. Luyendyk, driving a Lola-Menard V6 for this race only, bettered the official one-lap record of 232.618, set by Roberto Guerrero in a Lola-Buick in 1992.
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May 31, 1993 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
Just as it was beginning to look as though Englishman Nigel Mansell would be the first rookie winner of the Indianapolis 500 since 1966, when Graham Hill, another British Formula One champion, turned the trick, a couple of old hands here welcomed him to Indy.
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