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NASCAR’s Leffler Dies After Accident in Dirt Car Event

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2009, file photo, shows driver Jason Leffler at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Leffler died after an accident Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway. The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan, File)

FILE – This Oct. 16, 2009, file photo, shows driver Jason Leffler at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Leffler died after an accident Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway. The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan, File)

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. (AP) — NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.

The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.

Bridgeport Speedway is a 5/8-mile, high-banked dirt oval.

Leffler finished last Sunday at Pocono in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup start of the year.

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