Leffler made his first, and only, start in the Indianapolis in Leffler finally broke through in when he scored his first career victory at Dover. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He also made two IRL starts, among them a start for Treadway in the Indianapolis where he started and finished seventeenth. In his first year, he tied a single season Craftsman Truck Series record by scoring eight pole positions, and qualified no worse than eighth at any race during the season. Ryan, Nate; Jeff Gluck June 13, Retrieved January 22,

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This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: When it was found that Leffler was not breathing, the rest of the race was cancelled and victory lane ceremonies did not take place.

He finished twentieth in the final standings, earned three pole positions during the year, and finished second at Phoenix.

Roger Penske met Leffler at the Hut Racing at the Nationwide race at Road America. He shared his life with live-in girlfriend Julianna Patterson; [13] they resided in North Carolina.

Despite not winning a race, he had six second-place finishes and a fourth-place finish in the championship. In late he was informed that he was free to pursue other opportunities for the season.


Leffler was engaged at the time of his death to Julianna Patterson. Leffler finally broke through in when he scored his first career victory at Dover.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leffler began his career racing midget cars in the USAC series, where he won three consecutive midget championships from andas well as the Silver Crown series championship in Leffler was moved to the 00 Haas Nasxar car in the Busch Series for the remainder ofwith the idea that he would remain there for Ryan, Nate; Jeff Gluck June 13, While racing with Gibbs, Leffler briefly raced with Braun Racing in the Busch Series, a team that had lost their regular driver, Shane Hmielto a drug suspension.

Archived from the original on November 15, In at the July Daytona race weekend it was nqscar that the No. He died from injuries sustained in a leffler car race at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey.

Jason Leffler – Wikipedia

Leffler joined the team in and made four starts in the Busch Series during the season with moderate success. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He was, however, the inaugural pole setter at Kansas Speedway.

Retrieved 13 June After ldffler Gibbs, Leffler joined Braun Racing on a full-time basis for the remainder of the season. He was replaced by Terry Labonte for the two road-course races and, eventually, was fired from JGR after nineteen starts in which he failed to record a top ten finish.


Leffler was the son of Charles and Patricia Leffler. Leffler remained in the Great Clips Toyota in and Jason also attempted to qualify for the second to last race of the chase at Phoenix in the No. Leffler returned to Sprint Cup in for a few races in the No. Leffler made ten starts in the 0, becoming the permanent driver after the Sirius Satellite Radio at the Glen.

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Shortly after his dismissal, Leffler signed a deal to re-join Joe Gibbs Racing fortaking over a newly created Cup team sponsored by FedEx. On June 12, at 8: Leffler had a son, Charlie Dean, with Alison East, who was five years old at the time of his death.

He also won the Night Before the midget race and got to drive Ultra’s 7 car in the final two races of the Cup Series season after the team fired Casey Atwood. Despite the success, Leffler ended up losing his ride at Ultra in controversial fashion.

Boren, Cindy June 13,