1990 Arie Luyendyk Signed Team Issued Dominos Pizza Team Shierson IndyCar JacketNow Sold
1990 Arie Luyendyk Signed Team Issued Dominos Pizza Team Shierson IndyCar Jacket
Team-issued Dominos Pizza Doug Shierson Racing jacket worn by Arie Luyendyk during the 1990 IndyCar season.
Arie Luyendyk is a Dutch former racing driver, and winner of the 1990 and 1997 Indianapolis 500 races. He was inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame in 2009, and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2014. Luyendyk is also known as “The Flying Dutchman”.
With the help of sponsor Provimi Veal, Luyendyk ran his first full CART season in 1985, winning the ‘Rookie of the Year’ title for both the season and the Indianapolis 500 that year. After gaining additional sponsorship from Domino’s Pizza (and changing his racing number to 30, as at the time Domino’s guaranteed customers that delivery orders would arrive in 30 minutes or less), he would go on to score his first win in the series five years later in 1990. At the most important race in the series, Luyendyk achieved a record average speed of 185.981 mph (299.307 km/h), while on his way to winning the 1990 Indianapolis 500 for Doug Shierson Racing. His average speed record, which stood for 23 years, was eventually broken in 2013 during the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 by Tony Kanaan who clocked an average speed of 187.433 mph (301.644 km/h).
Luyendyk won a total of seven IndyCar races, including three in the CART series, all of them on ovals.
The jacket is in a size large and is personally signed and commemorated, ‘1990 Indy 500 Winner’, by Luyendyk in black marker pen.