Jason Leffler dies after dirt track crash at Bridgeport Speedway

Jason Leffler dies after dirt track crash at Bridgeport Speedway

UPDATE: USA Today reports that an autopsy shows that Jason Leffler died of neck injuries sustained after his vehicle struck a wall.

37-year-old NASCAR driver Leffler passed away Wednesday after being involved in a dirt track crash.

His vehicle flipped several times before striking the wall during the “Night of Wings” event at the Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. USA Today reports that he was extricated from his car and taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Leffler leaves behind a 5-year-old son, Charlie.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Leffler family as they endure the tragic loss of their loved ones.

Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Former NASCAR racer Dick Trickle was found dead today from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Lincoln County, North Carolina, law enforcement officials have reported to multiple media outlets that the incident took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Highway 150 East in Boger City. Responding units found his body near his pickup truck.

Trickle was 71.

Trickle was known as “White Knight,” which made references to his SuperAmerica paint scheme, and was named 1989 NASCAR Rookie of the Year.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Trickle family at this time.