— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 7, 2017
Ladies, have you ever wanted to fall in love with the son of a 2-Time Indianapolis 500 winner who got pimp slapped by an old man from Texas? Maybe even just hook up with a guy that speaks Dutch? If you were hoping for Cody Unser you’ll be sadly disappointed. The next Bachelor every girl will love to hate is Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Now that you’re done furiously Google image searching what the hell this guy looks like, let’s explain who he is. The son of an Indy 500 champion, a race car driver in his own right, a personality outside of the car that is actually greater than his talents inside the car. A former contestant on the Bachelorette, Arie Luyendyk Jr. is a man just looking for some love in his life.
Unlike his father Arie Luyendyk Jr. had a very mediocre racing career. One Indy Lights (minor leagues of IndyCar) win in nearly 8 seasons in the series. Not the greatest numbers by any mean but he did finish second in the championship during the 2002 season. Sure it was the series the first year and AJ Foyt IV won but he still finished second. If you finished second to Foyt IV you have to feel like shit, that guy is Tim Tebow bad at baseball just with racing. Ed Carpenter finished 3rd that year, make of that what you will. What a weird season 2002 was in that series.
Arie also qualified for one Indianapolis 500, he did not win. He hasn’t raced an IndyCar since 2006, that’s 11 years ago, people forget that. He hasn’t been in a race car since 2013, don’t worry ladies he won’t get hurt. There’s a solid chance he hops in an off road truck so get your boots and daisy dukes ready for some desert racing.
And that was his racing career.
Other Things To Know
Arie is 35, born September 18th, 1981 in the Netherlands. That means trips to Amsterdam, ladies. Lot’s of that weed in your future if you play your cards right. Lots of orange and wooden shoes in your future too so weigh your drug use next to how great you look in orange.
Sometimes he commentates on races, you might spot him in a paddock every now and then too. Other than that The Bachelorette is what he’s most known for. He was the runner up in the Emily Maynard season. Weird fact about that her ex-fiance was Ricky Hendrick, heir to the Hendrick Motorsports empire until his tragic death. The couple has a daughter. Girls are just attracted to race car drivers until they aren’t and leave them at the curb.
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