In 1985, Luyendyk competed in his first Indianapolis 500, finishing seventh and claiming the “Rookie of the Year” award, according to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Luyendyk joined Doug Shierson Racing in 1990, driving the unique Domino’s Pizza-adorned Lola-Cosworth car.
He was disappointed to learn she's ready to stop driving.'I am happy that she is doing it on her terms, but I am sad because I feel like there are wins under her belt that she can still get,' he told AP.
'I thought she'd go road racing or back to Indy Car or something along those lines, because I think that's where she can be successful.'Patrick's fame was launched in Indy Car, and her relationship with former sponsor Go Daddy made her one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world.
“Indianapolis has been nothing but positive for me, I have to say,” Luyendyk said.