Leffler’s funeral held Wednesday afternoon

They came to honor Jason Leffler, but they left with instructions to do more. "We have something that all we have a part in, every single one of you,'' Jeff Dickerson said at a service Wednesday afternoon celebrating his friend's life. "We all have a responsibility in making sure that his son knows exactly who he was and how much he loved his son. From his grandparents to those who maybe met him in passing, we must make sure he is not forgotten. When we see Charlie and that same little playful grin that his dad had, we must let him know at every chance we get to tell him that he hung the moon with his dad. That Jason savored every minute he spent with his son. We must let him know about Jason as a driver, a man and a father. That's what Jason would want from us. It's up to all of us to make that happen.''

Dickerson spoke to hundreds of mourners, including about a dozen NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, at Grace Covenant Church. Among those who attended were Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne. President Mike Helton led a NASCAR contingent. Leffler raced in NASCAR's top three series from 1999 to this season. Leffler's passion for racing and his son were the themes of the nearly hour-long service that featured laughter, applause and tears. Motor Racing Network

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