Jason Leffler Bio Box
NAME: Jason Leffler.
BORN: Sept. 16, 1975. DIED: June 12, 2013.
DEATH: Died after an accident in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J.
HOMETOWN: Long Beach, Calif.
NICKNAME: LefTurn, which was written above the driver's side window on his race cars.
NASCAR: Made 423 starts in NASCAR's three national series, winning twice on the Nationwide Series and once on the Truck Series.
OTHER RACING HIGHLIGHTS: Made three IndyCar Series starts, finishing 17th in the 2000 Indianapolis 500. Won three consecutive USAC Midget championships from 1997-99.
SURVIVED BY: 5-year-old son Charlie Dean.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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