Kimi Raikkonen began driving at the age of 3 and has been competing pretty much ever since. The 2007 Formula One World Champion, he spent 2011 racing in World Rally Championship. He also ran one NASCAR Nationwide Series race for Nemco Motorsports and one NASCAR Camping World Truck series race for Kyle Busch Motorsports. So who is this guy? Let's take a quick look:
Raikkonen enjoyed his share of podium finishes during his Formula One career. In 2009, though, he earned his final Formula One victory, which came in Belgium. He then turned his attention to World Rally Championship racing and, now, is adding NASCAR to his resume.
He's a champ
In 2003, Raikkonen earned his first Formula One victory, in the grand prix in Malaysia. More would obviously soon follow, as would the top level of success. In 2007, he joined Ferrari -- and went on to win the drivers championship with six victories.
Raikkonen has driven for some of the biggest names in motorsports during his Formula One tenure - Ferrari, McLaren and Sauber. He earned those rides with hard work and raw talent, earning a career total of 18 Formula One victories.
Formula for success
Raikkonen debuted in Formula One with Sauber in 2001 and scored a point in his debut in Australia. The following season he joined McLaren-Mercedes and finished sixth in the standings.
In 2009, Raikkonen began his transition to World Rally Championship racing, making his debut in Finland. Last season, he finished 10th in the standings and he returned this year with co-driver Kaj Lindstrom.
Certainly driving part time in the Truck series isn't the best way to pad ones income. However, Raikkonen doesn't need to worry about that. He has been among the best-paid athletes in sports and made Forbes list in that category during his tenure in Formula One.
A native of Finland, the 32-year-old is known as "The Iceman." Lest you wonder if he likes that nickname, he has it tattooed on his forearm.