Indianapolis Monthly Magazine - Indianapolis Restaurants, Shopping, Concerts, Events and more. Class Photo: Legends of the Indy 500 - Arie Luyendyk Starts: 17 Wins: 2 (1990, 1997) Claim to fame: Other drivers have won more, but none has been faster. The Dutchman set the record for the highest average speed (185.981 mph) over 500 miles in 1990 and turned the best-ever (237.498 mph) official lap at IMS during the month of May in 1996.