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Funeral held for fallen NASCAR driver Leffler

Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:29 a.m. CDT

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) — The funeral service for NASCAR driver Jason Leffler drew Sprint Cup stars Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski among the more than 800 people who filled Grace Covenant Church.

The 37-year-old Leffler, known by the nickname “LEFturn,” died a week ago when his sprint car crashed into a wall at a New Jersey dirt track.

The hour-long service detailed Leffler’s passion for racing and his achievements on open-wheel and NASCAR tracks. No coffin was present during the service, which also was attended by NASCAR President Mike Helton, team owner Chip Ganassi, and Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs.

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