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Jason Leffler Killed In Sprint Car Crash In New Jersey

Jason Leffler [1]NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after crashing his sprint car at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey on Wednesday night. He was 37.

Leffler was participating in “Night of Wings,” a 25-lap event for sprint cars.

NASCAR released a statement:

NASCAR extends its thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathies to the family of Jason Leffler who passed away earlier this evening. For more than a decade, Jason was a fierce competitor in our sport and he will be missed.

Leffler ran nearly 300 Nationwide Series races in his career, earning two wins and more than 100 top 10s. He also ran about 70 Sprint Cup Series races, including the Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway last week, finishing 43rd after having a transmission issue.

In 2003, Leffler was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame. He had 18 midget car wins at that time.

After news of Leffler’s death spread, several drivers offered their condolences.