Joining their brethren in other sports, the NASCAR world took to social media upon learning the tragic news of the death of Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
So sad to hear the awful news about @kobebryant. One of the best athletes and competitors of all time in professional sports. RIP to the 🐐
— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) January 26, 2020
I didn’t know @kobebryant but I’m very saddened about the news he’s been killed in a helicopter crash! Sad day!!
— Darrell Waltrip (@AllWaltrip) January 26, 2020
Such awful news…. So much accomplished yet still so young. R.I.P. https://t.co/l7gNaUpVY4
— Steve Letarte (@SteveLetarte) January 26, 2020
Unbelievable news, Rest In Peace @kobebryant.
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) January 26, 2020
— Larry McReynolds (@LarryMac28) January 26, 2020
Man, this news of @kobebryant is so sad. Scary to think how fast something can go wrong and change the course of an amazing life that he built for he and his family to live and enjoy. Sad day for sports! Thoughts/prayers to his family and friends. 🙏 #BlackMamba
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) January 26, 2020
Life is precious, and it sucks that we get reminded by tragedies like this. Never take our time here on this earth for granted #RIPMAMBA
— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) January 26, 2020
I didn’t know @kobebryant but the sting is still real and will last a long time.
Traveling week to week and day2day is a part of any athlete or performer’s life even after retirement. We’ve lost too many good men and women along the way… #GodSpeed
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) January 26, 2020
I was praying it wasn’t true when I first heard about the passing of Kobe…heart breaking 💔
— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) January 26, 2020
— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) January 27, 2020