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Jason Leffler coverage

June 16, 2013,

NASCAR national series veteran dies after wreck

Driver Jason Leffler, who competed in 423 NASCAR national series races throughout his career, died Wednesday night following an accident at a sprint-car race in New Jersey.

Leffler's final NASCAR race was at the Sprint Cup Series level last week, when he drove the No. 19 Toyota at Pocono Raceway.

According to local news reports, the driver was airlifted to the hospital after a crash at Bridgeport Speedway. He was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m.

Hamlin honors Leffler with paint scheme

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing pay tribute to the first FedEx driver, Jason Leffler. | Read the full story | Paint Scheme Preview | Jason Leffler coverage

Trust fund for Leffler's son

In honor of NASCAR driver Jason Leffler, who lost his life in a racing accident this week, a trust fund has been established for his five-year-old son, Charlie Dean. A celebration of Jason Leffler's life will be held on Wednesday, June 19. | Read the full story

Up To Speed: Drivers react to Leffler's death

At Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, who were friends and competitors of Jason Leffler, talked about losing Leffler in Wednesday's sprint car accident. | Watch the video here

Leffler dies after wreck

Jason Leffler died Wednesday night following a crash at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. A two-time winner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Leffler leaves behind a young son, Charlie. He was 37. | Read the full story

Inherent risk

"People that love to race will go to race. Jason (Leffler) loved to race." That’s a quote from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. as he and other drivers like Brad Keselowski talked to’s Kenny Bruce in the aftermath of Leffler’s death. | Read the full story

Video tribute remembers Jason Leffler’s life and racing career via video. Included are clips of his national series victories. | Watch the video here

Fondly remembered

As news of Jason Leffler’s death spread, former teammates and team owners all remembered the driver in similar ways -- as a great racer, a great teammate and a great man. | Read the full story

Racing community reacts

NASCAR drivers were hit hard by Jason Leffler’s death, and many took to Twitter and other forms of social media to honor their fallen friend. Here’s a collection of remembrances and stories from NASCAR drivers. | Read the full story

Photo timeline

See Jason Leffler’s NASCAR national series career milestones in this photo timeline. Starting in 1999 with Leffler’s win in a midget car to the awards ceremony in 2007 for finishing third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (then called the Busch Series). | Read the full story

Return to racing roots

Jason Leffler drove in NASCAR’s biggest races, but he never forgot where he came from. So when a NASCAR ride didn’t materialize for 2013, he knew where to look -- to the dirt tracks on which he grew up racing, David Caraviello writes. | Read the full story

National series stats

Read Jason Leffler’s career highlights, as well as a year-by-year breakdown of his time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. | Read the full story