So sad. NASCAR driver Jason Leffler was killed in an accident on Wednesday night, June 12, in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.
Jason Leffler, 37, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said. The NASCAR driver, who had the nickname “LefTurn” was killed in a horrific crash on the dirt track of Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey, after his vehicle flipped over multiple times.
Jason Leffler Dead — NASCAR Racer Dies In Dirt Track Crash In Bridgeport NJ
Jason had to be extricated from the vehicle after crashing into a wall around 8:30 p.m. He was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Sgt. Adam Grossman told USA TODAY Sports.
“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, according to FOX News. “For more than a decade, Jason was a fierce competitor in our sport and he will be missed.”
A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway called Jason “one of the most versatile race drivers in America, showing his talent by competing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during his career.”
“He also displayed the skills that would help him reach the top levels of the sport by winning four USAC national series titles while winning on tracks throughout the Midwest,” the statement added.
Jason Leffler’s Life In Racing & At Home
Jason won championships in open-wheel divisions and attempted at least one full season in each of NASCAR’s three national series. He is survived by 5-year-old son Charlie Dean.
So sad. Our thoughts are with Jason’s family and friends at this difficult time.
— Chris Rogers