NASCAR Driver Jason Leffler Killed Racing Update
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler perished Wednesday night after a collision during a sprint auto race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jacket.
Contending in Bridgeport’s “Evening of Wings” event, Leffler was associateded with a collision while competing in a heat race– the prototype qualifier to the centerpiece races. While information regarding the crash are still coming forward, Leffler’s car reportedly flipped on the monitor’s frontal stretch, leaving extensive damage to the roof of his auto, every Yahoo! Sports’ Jay Busbee.
Leffler was not able to get out of his car by his very own will, so safety staffs available needed to extract him from the automobile. NBC Philly stated that he was taken to Cooper Injury Facility for his traumas, where he was verbalized dead.
A long time prevailing fixture on the midget auto tracks as a young people, Leffler became one of the more appealing young labels in racing in the late ’90s. He succeeded 3 straight USAC Midget championships from 1997 to 1999, a feat that had actually not been completed for virtually four many years.
After the 3rd championship, he signed up with NASCAR’s Busch (now the Nationwide) series, and later made his Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) series debut under Chip Ganassi Racing’s umbrella in 2001.
While that Sprint Mug revealing was brief– Leffler made a total amount of 72 starts in NASCAR’s leading circuit, the most current being a 43rd-place finish at Pocono last week– he revealed an efficiency at managing any kind of racing at NASCAR’s lesser levels for the upcoming decade-plus.
Spending most of his profession in the Nationwide Collection, Leffler collected two wins and 107 top-10 surfaces over his career in the sporting activity’s 2nd circuit. He won his very first race at the Federated Vehicle Parts 300 in 2004 and was a component on the circuit till parting methods with Great Clips Toyota in 2011.
Leffler then spent a brief stint in NASCAR’s Outdoor camping World Vehicle collection for a short time with Kyle Busch Motorsports, where he had actually succeeded the MBNA America 200 in 2003. He amassed 6 top-10 finishes in 10 races with Busch Motorsports prior to delegating pursue other possibilities.
Last week’s 43rd-place surface was his only appearance on NASCAR’s significant circuits during the 2013 period.