Justin Allgaier will drive the No. 31 Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports when the NASCAR Nationwide Series heads to Indianapolis this week. On that car will be a paint scheme commemorating the life of Jason Leffler.
Leffler drove for Turner Motorsportsin the Nationwide Series though the 2011 season. He was killed on June 12 when a suspension part broke in his Sprint car.
credit: Jason Leffler’s Instagram
The front suspension failed on Jason Leffler’s 410 sprint car during the fifth lap of a head race at Bridgeport Speedway according to police.
Leffler’s steering locked up and he lost control of his car according to the report from the New Jersey State Police. He was killed as a result of blunt force to his neck.
The NJSP report says that:
(Photo Credit: Jason Leffler Instagram)
A few years ago, someone told me I should watch this sport called NASCAR. I thought they were crazy. All it was was a bunch of cars making left turns. It was boring. But I liked getting out of the house on the weekends, so I went along with the left turns for a few months.
I slowly remembered the drivers by their numbers and of course Silly...
In honor of Jason Leffler, Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota has changed its paint scheme for Sunday’s race at Michigan to the one used when Leffler drove the car in 2005. The paint scheme was Hamlin’s idea and was
Jason Leffler was always a fan favorite in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR).
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It takes a really special person to put their life on the line and ignore the risks of auto racing for the ultimate adrenaline rush; it takes an even more special family to support their loved one...
The NASCAR community was saddened when word came out that NASCAR driver, Jason Leffler had passed away due to injuries he sustained during a Sprint car race on Wednesday evening at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Below are some of the reactions on Twitter from NASCAR drivers when they heard the sad news of Leffler’s passing. [...]
REST IN PEACE
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler was killed in a wreck at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. Leffler was a regular on the Nationwide Series.