Skip to comments.Nascar driver Jason Leffler dies after accident in New Jersey dirt car event
Posted on 06/13/2013 4:02:25 AM PDT by Doogle
BRIDGEPORT, N.J. NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.
The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series who had the nickname "LefTurn" above the driver's side window on his race cars, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.
"NASCAR extends its thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to the family of Jason Leffler who passed away earlier this evening," NASCAR said in a statement. "For more than a decade, Jason was a fierce competitor in our sport and he will be missed."
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How awful. RIP Mr. Leffler. I have been to this track a few times. It’s pretty dangerous for spectators too, I think. I saw a flagman get beaned by a lug nut the last time I was there.
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