CONCORD, N.C. – On Tuesday, multi-time AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series champion car owner Richard Hoffman passed away after a recent illness.

Hoffman was a major part of the United States Auto Club pit area for more than six decades, following in the footsteps of his father Gus, and the immense outpouring of memories and support on social media in the wake of his passing directly reflected his impact within the racing industry.

SPEED SPORT has collected a sampling of those Twitter messages, which can be viewed below.