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Ricky Carmichael Biography

Motocross star Ricky Carmichael.
Ricky Carmichael

Birthdate: November 27, 1979
Birthplace: Clearwater, Florida

Ricky Carmichael has been dubbed the greatest motocross racer of all time. Find out how the kid from Florida earned that title!

Ricky Carmichael - Early Years

With encouragement from his father and his cousins, Ricky Carmichael started racing motorcycles at the age of five. He went on to have a great amateur career and in 1996, he switched over to the pro ranks. For the next two and a half years, Ricky raced in the 125 class, where in the 1998 season he won every single race!

Ricky Carmichael - Moving Up

In 1999, Ricky moved from the 125 class up to the 250 class. Although his first year was rough, he picked things up in his sophomore season where he captured the 250 National Championship on his first try. Ricky completely dominated the motocross circuit the next three years, including a perfect 2002 season. During that period, he also surpassed motocross super star Jeremy McGrath as the sport's premier racer. He sat out the 2004 season to a knee injury, but came back in 2005. Ricky has won a total of five AMA Supercross Championships and is the rider with the most wins with 129 victories.

Ricky Carmichael - NASCAR Dreams

Ricky Carmichael is currently training to conquer an action sport that has four wheels instead of two. He is now a developmental driver for Ginn Racing in the NASCAR series of racing. He plans on making his debut in the Busch Series in 2008.

Ricky Carmichael - Did U Know?

  • Ricky Carmichael and his wife Ursula are expecting twins in April 2007.
  • Ricky Carmichael has a long list of nicknames, including RC, G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time), Angry Little Elf and Flying Freckle.
  • Ricky Carmichael's home was featured on MTV Cribs.
  • Ricky Carmichael's hobbies include hunting and wakeboarding.
  • Ricky Carmichael Says...

    "I've learned a lot about who I am as a person. I don't know that I've liked myself each step of the way, but I've learned a lot about myself and I always try to improve, every day."

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