When Owensboro Living heard the news of Nicky’s passing yesterday, our team worked as fast as we could to pull together a tribute piece in the June/July issue of Owensboro Living Magazine, which goes to print TODAY!!! With the few hours we had, we dug through our archives and found some of our favorite OwensboroLiving.com posts about Nicky and the Hayden family.
With that in mind, here are our some of our favorite previous OL.com posts to keep all of our positive thoughts and prayers going in support of the family:
#1 – Ride of His Life. This was our April 2014 cover story featuring Nicky’s career at that point.
#2 – Nicky Hayden Inducted Into MotoGP Hall of Fame – (Nov 4, 2015) The Kentucky Kid crowned MotoGP ‘Legend’.
#3 – Nicky Hayden Wins First World Superbike Victory – (May 15, 2016) “My first GP win was something special, but this feels great,” Hayden said.
#4 – Haydens Racing at Indy – (Aug 6, 2015) Nicky and Rog both raced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that same weekend.
#5 – Earl Hayden Inducted Into KY Motorsports Hall of Fame – (Oct 23, 2015) As the patriarch of the Hayden motorcycle racing family, Earl Hayden received the Pioneer Award at his induction into the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
#6 – Faith, Family, and Racing – (Aug 7, 2014) Written in the unmistakable voice of Earl “The Squirrel” Hayden, the book is Earl’s firsthand account of growing up in a small town, falling in love with racing, raising kids, seeing the world through the MotoGP circuit, and surviving cancer with faith and hope.
#7 – Owensboro Racers Building on Tradition – ( Nov 18, 2014) Our interview with Roger Hayden, JD Beach, and Hayden Gillim about the next wave of Owensboro racers.
#8 – Life Off the Track (June 3, 2013) Interview with Tommy and Earl for Owensboro Parent Magazine.