Tributes in a variety of forms are pouring in for Nicky Hayden, one of Owensboro's favorite sons, who passed away early Monday from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident in which he was struck by a car.

Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson has directed all city of Owensboro flags to be flown at half-staff in Nicky's honor.

Plus, Nicky's brother, Tommy, issued the following statement Monday afternoon:

And NASCAR drivers, many of whom called Nicky their friend, paid tribute on Twitter throughout the day: