Sad News: NASCAR driver Jason Leffler, 37, has died following an accident at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, New Jersey last night. Leffler was competing in a heat race in the 410 Sprints division when he hit the wall on the front straightaway of the dirt track.
Wednesday night's statement from NASCAR: “NASCAR extends its thoughts, 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.”
Jason Leffler was also a Dad and you can tell through his Instagram photographs that he dearly loved his 5-year old son, Charlie Dean.
Jason also loved racing and was a successful sprint-car driver before he embarked on a stock car career.
Jason Leffler and Tony Stewart were drivers for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2000 when Leffler drove in the Nationwide Series.
So saddened to have lost a friend, competitor & family member tonight.. The Leffler family is in our thoughts & prayers. Godspeed #LEFturn— Tony Stewart Racing (@tonystewart_rcg) June 13, 2013
Brad Keselowski often competed against Leffler in the Nationwide Series and tweeted:
Really sad for Jason Leffler and his family. Thinking about his little boy... 😕😓— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) June 13, 2013
Clint Bowyer also competed against Leffler in the Nationwide Series and tweeted:
The accident is under investigation Leffler is survived by a 5-year-old son, Charlie Dean.
Jason’s Instagram photos: http://instagram.com/jason_leffler#