0
0
Vote World Rank
494
Vote United States of America Rank
37

Country: United States of America

About Nicky Hayden
Nicholas "Nicky" Patrick Hayden (born July 30, 1981 in Owensboro, Kentucky) also known as The Kentucky Kid is the American professional motorcycle racer who won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006.Beginnings and AMA Championship As a youth, racing others twice his age in CMRA, Hayden would often start the race from the back of the starting grid while a family or crew member held his bike upright because he could not touch the ground. Later, at age 17, he was racing factory Honda RC45 superbikes while still in high school. In 1999, he won the AMA Supersport championship on board a privateer Honda. In 2001, his first full season as an AMA superbike racer, he came within 40 points of winning the championship, finishing behind only champion Mat Mladin and runner-up Eric Bostrom. The 2002 season, however, would see Hayden answering the bell: he won the Daytona 200 on a Honda Superbike en route to becoming the youngest ever AMA Superbike Champion, defeating reigning treble champion Mat Mladin, among others. He also entered the World Superbike round at Laguna Seca, making a solid 4th in the first race before colliding with Noriyuki Haga in race two. Grand National Championship Hayden is one of a long line of American road racers to come from the American dirt-track scene. In 1999, Hayden won his first Grand National Championship race (Hagerstown Half Mile) and took Rookie of the Year honors. He was also declared the AMA's athlete of the Year. In 2000, Nicky Hayden won the Springfield Short Track. In 2002, despite racing in just a handful of dirt-track events, Hayden was able to win four races: Springfield Short Track (twice), Springfield TT Steeplechase, and Peoria TT Steeplechase. At the Springfield TT race, the three Hayden brothers took the first three places (Nicky 1st, Tommy 2nd, and Roger Lee 3rd). The win at the 2002 Peoria TT is nothing short of legendary, as he broke Chris Carr's string of thirteen consecutive wins at the venue, despite starting from the penalty line. Hayden only lacks a win at a mile track to join Dick Mann, Kenny Roberts Sr., Bubba Shobert, and Doug Chandler in the prestigious "Grand Slam Club."

Best Supporters

How can you earn points?
1 Vote 1 Point [You must be logged in]
1 Referrer* 10 Points
*Call your friends to become a fan of Nicky Hayden with your referrer link and earn 10 points

Nicky Hayden Most Popular Quotes

Add Quote

United States of America Athletes Ranking

Show All

Athletes Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
490. Casey Stoner 1
491. Gary Hall Jr 1
492. Svetlana Kuznetsova 0
493. Lindsay Davenport 0
494. Nicky Hayden 0
495. Eddie Lawson 0
496. Evander Holyfield 0
497. Mario Andretti 0
498. Gareth Thomas 0

Nicky Hayden Photos

Today Overall Show All

Nicky Hayden Videos

Today Overall Show All

Best Countries

Today Overall
# Name Today Total
1 Turkey 570 7920641
2 South Korea 147 1700997
3 Romania 125 502049
4 Brazil 99 4681508
5 India 94 3677344
6 Portugal 59 273631
7 Iran 28 4153540
8 Syria 24 1387085
9 Poland 23 402979
10 Macedonia 20 949282
11 United States of America 16 1418576
12 Serbia 11 208692
13 Russia 10 1317520
14 France 9 83716
15 Ukraine 9 227495
16 United Kingdom 9 885172
17 Saudi Arabia 7 768501
18 Palestine 5 151237
19 Israel 5 66268
20 Jordan 4 516923
21 Germany 3 70806
22 Bulgaria 3 322527
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 359677
24 Greece 2 416055
25 Pakistan 2 274577
26 Lebanon 1 540667
27 Sri Lanka 1 8520
28 Sudan 0 147
29 Suriname 0 0
30 Swaziland 0 0
31 Sweden 0 22247
32 Switzerland 0 603121
33 Senegal 0 0
34 Puerto Rico 0 1384
35 Qatar 0 0
36 Tajikistan 0 17785
37 Thailand 0 1139
38 Tanzania 0 2
39 Togo 0 0
40 Tonga 0 0
41 Trinidad and Tobago 0 35
42 Tunisia 0 40344
43 United Arab Emirates 0 16055
44 Turkmenistan 0 4
45 Uganda 0 2
46 Uruguay 0 506
47 Uzbekistan 0 1
48 Vanuatu 0 0
49 Venezuela 0 740
50 Vietnam 0 0
51 Western Sahara 0 0
52 Yemen 0 112
53 Zambia 0 3
54 Zimbabwe 0 0
55 Colombia 0 12200
56 Lesotho 0 0
57 Liberia 0 3
58 Libya 0 143
59 Liechtenstein 0 0
60 Lithuania 0 35
61 Luxembourg 0 0
62 Macau 0 0
63 Iraq 0 850011
64 Ireland 0 2249
65 Panama 0 1
66 Papua New Guinea 0 0
67 Paraguay 0 13
68 Peru 0 1632
69 Philippines 0 618
70 Rwanda 0 0
71 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
72 Saint Lucia 0 0
73 Samoa 0 0
74 San Marino 0 0
75 Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
76 Seychelles 0 0
77 Sierra Leone 0 0
78 Singapore 0 1
79 Slovakia 0 11880
80 Slovenia 0 57
81 Solomon Islands 0 0
82 Somalia 0 32
83 Somaliland 0 0
84 South Africa 0 267
85 Spain 0 83236
86 Ghana 0 3
87 Indonesia 0 43748
88 Italy 0 62101
89 Jamaica 0 8060
90 Japan 0 8819
91 Kazakhstan 0 228
92 Kenya 0 4
93 Kiribati 0 0
94 North Korea 0 0
95 Kosovo 0 2950
96 Kuwait 0 63815
97 Kyrgyzstan 0 93
98 Laos 0 0
99 Latvia 0 0
100 Madagascar 0 0