What happened to NASCAR driver Jason Leffler?

Death. On June 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Leffler was involved in a crash during a 410 sprint car heat race at the 5⁄8-mile (1.0 km) Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township, New Jersey. Running second with a few laps left, his car suffered a front suspension failure, causing it to crash into a wall and flip several times.

Is Jason Leffler alive?

Deceased (1975–2013)
Jason Leffler/Living or Deceased

How many Sprint Car drivers have died?

The NASCAR Cup Series has seen 28 driver fatalities, the most recent of which occurred in February 2001 when Dale Earnhardt was killed during the Daytona 500.

Who did Jason Leffler drive for NASCAR?

Although he never made it at the NASCAR Sprint Cup level, Leffler ran almost the entire 2001 season for Chip Ganassi Racing and ran 19 races in 2005 for Joe Gibbs Racing in the car now driven by Denny Hamlin. Leffler is survived by his 5-year-old son, Charlie Dean.

How many starts did Jason Leffler have in NASCAR?

Leffler made ten starts in the #0, becoming the permanent driver after the Sirius Satellite Radio at the Glen. The team then signed Ward Burton away from Bill Davis Racing to take over the car, and he joined the team before the season was over to get a head start.

How did Jason Leffler die in the race?

When it was found that Leffler was not breathing, the rest of the race was cancelled and victory lane ceremonies did not take place. He was Transported by ambulance to Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Chester, Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 9:00 PM EDT, 30 minutes after the accident.

Who was the FedEx driver that replaced Jason Leffler?

Denny Hamlin, who replaced Leffler in the No. 11 FedEx Toyota in late 2005 had his car repainted to resemble Leffler’s livery. Leffler was the son of Charles and Patricia Leffler. Leffler had a son, Charlie Dean, with Alison East, who was five years old at the time of his death.