NASCAR driver Jason Leffler dies in dirt track accident

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by Matt Mitchell / KVUE Sports

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Posted on June 12, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 10:14 AM

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.

The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.

Bridgeport Speedway is a 5/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval.

Leffler finished in last place Sunday at Pocono in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start of the year. 

 

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