SWEDESBORO, N.J., June 12 – Jason Leffler, who has driven in all three of NASCAR’s touring series, died as the result of a crash at the Bridgeport Speedway while competing in a 410 Sprint car event.
NASCAR, in a statement 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.”
Reports indicated that Leffler was running in second place during a qualifying heat race when his car flipped several times down the front straight.
The track cancelled all further events for the evening after the crash as State Police arrived.