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NASCAR driver Jason Leffler killed in sprint car accident


Jason Leffler, a journeyman driver in NASCAR who has been in all three major series, was involved in a major wreck tonight at Bridgeport Speedway in NJ.

http://carolinasportsthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/06/jason-leffler-in-serious-wreck.html

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Leffler killed in sprint car race accident


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Leffler, 37, died in a crash at Bridgeport Speedway, a five-eighths mile high-banked dirt track in Swedesboro, N.J. He was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. Eastern time, according to the Associated Press.



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Yellerhammer5
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Sucks. Those sprint cars are dangerous, I'm surprised so many NASCAR drivers continue to race them after reaching the top series.





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Wishnitwas1998
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Man, prayers sent

ETA: can't believe this, I remember when they put him in Gibbs' #11 car that Hamlin now drives

Hate it for everyone involved



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sctvman
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Jason Leffler has died per the AP.


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purplepylon
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The New Jersey State Police have confirmed Jason Leffler was pronounced dead at 9:02 p.m. ET as result of crash

RIP






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Keys Open Doors
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RIP Jason Leffler.

How many fatalities is this since Earnhardt?






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How many fatalities is this since Earnhardt?



This wasn't a NASCAR event. I'd say there are many that happen that you never hear about.






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purplepylon
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How many fatalities is this since Earnhardt?

Hard to answer that with a specific number. There are numerous styles of racing in different types of vehicles. There's been a few racing deaths, but 0 in a NASCAR event.






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au21tigers
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Dang that sucks. Sorry to hear about him!

ETA: 5 year old son left behind



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5 year old?

Prayers sent






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Wishnitwas1998
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It's awful, the feeling I have right now makes me thankful I was just young enough when Earnhardt died to not quite understand the impact of it.

If that happened today, or if I had been 22 then, I can't imagine how it would've effected me.

ETA: not to mitigate at all the significance of this terrible accident, it's awful






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fightingtiger2335
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I don't think sprints are all that dangerous and they re a blast to drive and race.grew up around dirt racing and have family that still races late models only death I can ever remember is a freak accident and it was a 4banger and the way he hit the wall just cracked his neck.

Sprint cars to have the ability to have incredible looking flips but are safe. There are thousands of sprint races alone every weekend and deaths are rare. My dad is hick enough (builds racing engines) and still subscribes to national dirt racing newspaper and the deaths are extremely rare based on numbers. Although ere was a bad wreck few months ago that killed 2.

If ever get the chance I highly recommend a world of outlaw sprint or havatampa(whatever it's called now)late model race it's a blast








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IT_Dawg
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Sucks. Those sprint cars are dangerous, I'm surprised so many NASCAR drivers continue to race them after reaching the top series.


Huh? They are as safe as ever. No one has died in Cup Seies since Dale E. I dont think he was driving a car. Looks more like a rally vehicle on a dirt track, from the pics. Sounds like he went into cardiac arrest.






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fightingtiger2335
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He's talking bout a sprint car not NASCAR series sprint.

It's a dirt track car not a rally

sprint car fun






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Wishnitwas1998
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Huh? They are as safe as ever. No one has died in Cup Seies since Dale E. I dont think he was driving a car. Looks more like a rally vehicle on a dirt track, from the pics. Sounds like he went into cardiac arrest.


Ohhhh wow.....






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TbirdSpur2010
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RIP Jason Leffler





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RIP Jason.

He had been running Williams Grove a lot. He picked the toughest area in the country to race for sure.

Every year there's probably 2-3 sprint car deaths nationally I'd say. Bridgeport I think is a really big track, over a half mile, usually tracks are smaller and the speeds stay down.






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RIP LEFturn





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RIP Jason, you died doing what you love.

...I always seem to take for granted just how dangerous racing is until one of these incidents happens and I get reminded of the harsh reality of how brutal and dangerous it truly is..






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