Several sources are confirming that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jason Leffler died as a result of injuries suffered in a Sprint Car crash tonight at New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway.
UPDATE: NASCAR.com just posted the following:
Jason Leffler, a NASCAR national series veteran who made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start of the year last week at Pocono, died in a dirt car accident on Wednesday night in New Jersey, according to the Associated Press.
Leffler, 37, was racing at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. The New Jersey State Police said that he was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. ET.
In a statement, NASCAR said of the two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series winner, “NASCAR extends its thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to the family of Jason Leffler who passed away earlier this evening. For more than a decade, Jason was a fierce competitor in our sport and he will be missed.”