"When you dedicate your life to something and the dream comes true, it feels so good," Hayden said. "I want to thank everybody back home, and I hope they're partying back there in Owensboro. When I went down at the beginning of the Estoril race, I thought the dream was over, but I just didn't give up. Anything can happen in racing, and you just keep fighting until the end. I just believe good things happen to good people, and this is a great day for me." Us too, kid, us too.