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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)

NASCAR mourns death of driver Jason Leffler

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SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway.

The 37-year-old Leffler, a two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series who had the nickname "LefTurn" above the driver's side window on his race cars, was pronounced dead Wednesday night shortly after 9 p.m., New Jersey State Police said.

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