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Reaction to Jason Leffler's passing

June 13, 2013, Staff report,

Heartfelt messages from NASCAR community go out to Jason Leffler's family

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Brian Scott @bscottracing
Take nothing for granted, and love those who matter to you. Life is too short and the good ones leave us too early. RIP #LEFturn

Steve Letarte ‏@SteveLetarte
Something's I struggle to make any sense of. RIP Jason Leffler Prayers go out to his family. #LEFturn

Brad Keselowski@keselowski
Really sad for Jason Leffler and his family.  Thinking about his little boy..

Joey Logano
Extremely sad to hear about @JasonLeffler. spent a lot of time racing with him. Gone way too soon. Prayers to his entire family.

Ron Hornaday @RonHornaday
Sitting here with a heavy heart thinking about Jason. Praying for his son and family. No words to describe my feelings right now.

Jimmie Johnson @JimmieJohnson
Such sad news, we lost a great one last night. My thoughts and prayers go out to @JasonLeffler's family. #LEFTurn

Ross Chastain @RossChastain
It's hard to comprehend a fellow racer is gone. Had an awesome battle with @JasonLeffler last year at Martinsville. Got by him on the last lap & we never touched each other. When we got out we high fived & both said thats how you race. #LEFTurn

Jeff Gordon @JeffGordonWeb
Very sad to hear the news of Jason Leffler. He will be missed. Thoughts go out to wife Allison and son Charlie.

James Buescher @JamesBuescher
My funniest Jason Leffler memory was watching him become a human-puck on a shuffle board table... Always a good time! #LEFturn

Clint Bowyer @ClintBowyer
So sad to hear about @JasonLeffler. Was a wheel man and a fun fun person to be around. #LEFturn

Greg Biffle @gbiffle
Thoughts and prays are with son (Charlie) and leffler family On a day after a terrible crash took the life of a great person.. RIP Jason

Darrell Wallace Jr ‏@BubbaWallace
Life isn't fair, it doesn't give you an alert when it's ur time. That's why you gotta live life like its your last day and do what you love!

AJ Allmendinger@AJDinger
My heart goes out to @JasonLeffler family. He was a great guy. So friendly and a hell of a racecar driver. So saddened by this. #Restinpeace

Landon Cassill ‏@landoncassill
Had a great talk with him just the other day. We reminded each other why we love racing and do what we do. He was family. #lefturn

Brad Sweet @BradSweet49
everytime i close my eyes to try and sleep i think of a leffler story and wake up laughing we had alot of fun #LEFTurn #memories #RIP

Tony Kanaan ‏@TonyKanaan
Prayers to the Leffler family.... It's so sad....

Michael McDowell @Mc_Driver
So thankful for the time I got to spend with @JasonLeffler last weekend. Deeply sadden by his death. Praying for his little boy Charlie.

Kurt Busch @KurtBusch
Just woke up & saw the news about @JasonLeffler - can't believe it. #prayers for his family 4 this devastating loss. #rip Jason

Kyle Busch@KyleBusch
Deeply saddened by the passing of @JasonLeffler tonight. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. #LEFturn

David Ragan @DavidRagan
Just waking up and see the news about Jason Leffler. Feel terrible, and thinking about his family today. Life sure is precious. #lefturn

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. @StenhouseJr
Still unbelievable this mornin. Prayin for Jason's family and son!! And the racing community!! Great father and racer!! Loved it all!

Travis Kvapil@TravisKvapil
So sad. RIP #LefTurn

Kasey Kahne @kaseykahne
Jason & I flew together this past weekend to Pocono. We talked sprint cars, cup cars and Charlie Dean. He loved racing & he loved his son!

Can't stop thinking about @JasonLeffler #memories #lefturn

Jeff Burton @RCR31JeffBurton
My thoughts and prayers are with Jason's family and friends. Breaks my heart thinking of his little boy

Juan Pablo Montoya@jpmontoya
Thoughts and prayers for Jason Leffler and his family.

Parker Kligerman@pkligerman4
Race car drivers immortality is a way of life. 1 day we find 1 of us 2 be mortal is a day in which we struggle 2 comprehend @JasonLeffler

Bobby Labonte@Bobby_Labonte
Lost a good guy tonight in Jason Leffler. Prayers with your family!

Trevor Bayne @Tbayne21

I'm completely devastated to hear a bout Jason Leffler. It doesn't seem real. Pray for his family tonight

Billy Venturini ‏@BillyVenturini

Heart goes out to the Leffler family. I've seen this more times than I've ever wanted from the sport I love. It kills a part of me each time

Frank Kimmel ‏@frankkimmel
Tough to hear about the loss of @JasonLeffler.. It's so easy to forget how blessed we are everyday we wake up. #LEFturn

TJ Bell @TJBell_racing
The differences we have doesn't matter because at the end if the day we are one big racing family. #LEFturn

Nelson Piquet Jr. ‏@NelsonPiquet
Racing is unfair sometimes....  Rest in peace Lefturn!

@INDYCAR extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Jason Leffler for their tragic loss. Jason was a USAC champion who made three INDYCAR starts, including the 2000 Indianapolis 500. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.


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