BY | June 16, 2013

Jason Leffler death has come as a huge shock to everyone. Everyone is trying to know the cause of crash

Jason Leffler death is still being mourned by his fans across the world. He was such a bright racer that it is very hard to think of NASCAR races without him. Jason Leffler was in the game of racing for the last thirteen years and was among the most distinguished racer in his 13 year long career, most of which he was with NASCAR. He made his mark in NASCAR and would be remembered always whenever the history of the racing in the US is talked about.

Jason Leffler will be remembered for his heroics in NASCAR in the year 20107 when he not just passed Greg Biffle with two laps remaining, but went on win finally the Busch Series Kroger 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park. It was the highest point of his career and was memorable for a host of reasons and many first that it made.

But this brilliant journey of a great racer was cut short three days ago when the 37 year old NASCAR driver Jason Leffler was left dead in a freak accident that took place during a heat race at the dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway on Wednesday. The two-time winner of the NASCAR Nationwide Series sporting a nickname ‘LefTurn’ and the same inscribed above the driver’s side window on his race cars, the racer died in a tragic death during a crash at Bridgeport Speedway, a five-eighths mile high-banked dirt track in Swedesboro.  The impact of the crash was so huge that the staff had to disentangle Leffler from his vehicle to be taken away to the hospital in an ambulance. At the local trauma center, the doctors announced the death of the racer shortly after 9.pm. following the demise of the racer, the  Bridgeport Speedway immediately suspended racing for the rest of the night.

Jason Leffler came from Long Beach, California and was one of the most visible faces in NASCAR. He has been a fixture at NASCAR’s national level since 1999. After losing his NASCAR ride in 2011, Leffler had been participating actively in the racing dirt car events that took place this year. The 410 Sprint Car race, which claimed his life, had an cash award of $7,000 to the winner. It is pertinent to mention here that out of the three NASCAR’s national series in which the racer participated he won the two Nationwide races and one Truck Series event in his entire career. In his last full NASCAR season Leffler ran the entire nationwide schedule for Turner Motorsports and managed to grab the sixth position.  Leffler is survived by 5-year-old son Charlie Dean.

Almost the whole sporting and not just racing fraternity was shocked by his sudden death. NASCAR said: “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.” A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway CEO J. Douglas Boles, said: “Leffler was 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.  Jason was a terrific guy who always had time for everyone. Our deepest sympathies are extended to his entire family, team and fans.”

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