- Associated Press - Thursday, June 13, 2013

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. The 37-year-old Leffler is survived by 5-year-old son Charlie Dean.

Here’s are some tweets from fellow drivers:

“Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Jason Leffler. A good man; a good racer. Godspeed friend.” _ Stewart-Haas Racing, the NASCAR team co-owned by Sprint Cup driver Tony Stewart.


“Really sad for Jason Leffler and his family. Thinking about his little boy.” _ NASCARSprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski.


“Just got out of my Dirt Car after the A-Main to learn about Jason Leffler. I raced ALOT and talked ALOT to Jason, I AM SAD.” _ NASCAR Nationwide driver Kenny Wallace.


“Another reminder of how this sport we love can be so cruel. Thoughts with his family. (hash)LEFturn.” _ IndyCar driver Justin Wilson.


“Deeply saddened by the passing of Jason Leffler tonight. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. (hash)LEFturn” _ NASCARSprint Cup driver Kyle Busch.


“Very sad night. What a great guy we lost tonight. Rest in Peace Jason. … Jason & I flew together this past weekend to Pocono. We talked sprint cars, cup cars and Charlie Dean. He loved racing & he loved his son!” _ NASCARSprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne.


“So sad to hear about Jason Leffler. Was a wheel man and a fun fun person to be around. (hash)LEFturn” _ NASCARSprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer.

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