The NASCAR community was saddened when word came out that NASCAR driver, Jason Leffler had passed away due to injuries he sustained during a Sprint car race on Wednesday evening at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.
Below are some of the reactions on Twitter from NASCAR drivers when they heard the sad news of Leffler’s passing.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) June 13, 2013
I’m completely devastated to hear a bout Jason Leffler. It doesn’t seem real. Pray for his family tonight — Trevor Bayne (@Tbayne21) June 13, 2013
Sport ain’t easy, we hop in our race cars each time, jeopardizing the chances of hopping back out. #godspeed JL
— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) June 13, 2013
— Frank Kimmel (@frankkimmel) June 13, 2013
Another racer gone too soon. So sad, Our thoughts are with his family and friends. — Martin Truex Jr. (@MartinTruexJr56) June 13, 2013
Lost a good guy tonight in Jason Leffler. Prayers with your family!. — Bobby Labonte (@Bobby_Labonte) June 13, 2013
Really don’t know what to say right now. Jason was such an inspiration to me as a kid. Going to miss him a ton. Praying for his family and — Alex Bowman (@AlexBRacing) June 13, 2013
Sitting here in disbelief.. All I can think about is Charlie.. Prayers to the Lefler family… — Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler) June 13, 2013
— AJ Allmendinger (@AJDinger) June 13, 2013
Leffler was 37, and left behind a 5-year old son.