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Hometown : Long Beach, CA
Resides : Huntersville, NC
Born: September 16th, 1975
Died: June 12, 2013
Marital Status : Single
Son : Charlie Dean Leffler
The History Of JASON LEFFLER
Jason can thank an impressive open-wheel career for over a decade of success in NASCAR. The Long Beach, CA
native became the third driver to win three consecutive USAC midget championships (1997-99). He also claimed
the USAC Silver Crown title in 1998, as well as victories in prestigious races such as the Hut 100, Night Before
the 500, Belleville Midget Nationals, Turkey Night Grand Prix and Copper World Classic. Jason's induction into
the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003 sealed his title as one of the most successful short-track
drivers in the country.
Leffler then followed the dream of many openwheelers and moved to the NASCAR Nationwide Series full time
in 2000. Later that year Jason also had the opportunity to race in the famous Indianapolis 500, with an
impressive 17th place finish.
Jason joined Joe Gibbs Racing full time in 2000, where he earned three poles and four top 10s before moving to
Chip Ganassi Racing and the Sprint Cup Series in 2001, where he won the pole for inaugural race at Kansas.
Leffler joined the Camping World Truck Series in 2002 and tied a single-season record with eight poles and
qualified no worse than eighth all year. He finished second six times, ended up fourth in the championship and
went on to win his first Truck race in 2003 at Dover. A year later, Leffler broke through in the Nationwide Series
at Nashville, leading 61 laps for his first victory.
He's been a staple in NASCAR ever since.
Leffler joined Braun Racing (now Turner Motorsports) midway through the 2005 season. All too- talented,
Leffler has made 296 starts in the Nationwide Series, with two victories, 42 top fives, 107 top 10s and eight poles.
He's finished in the top 10 in points for six consecutive years and gave Toyota its first Nationwide victory in July
2007 at Lucas Oil Raceway. Jason Leffler has decided to go back to the dirt.
In 2013 he will return to open wheeled racing, following over a decade long, successful career in NASCAR.
Teaming up with Tom Buch Racing, they plan on running 50-65 sprint car races nationwide. Jason is excited to
get back to the grass roots of racing to connect with fans and old rivalries.
Jason has had an impressive career in openwheeled racing. He is one of three drivers able to claim 3 consecutive
USAC midget championships,1997-1999. In the last decade, he took the USAC Silver crown title as well as
victories in prestigious races such as the Hut 100, Night Before the 500, Belleville Midget Nationals, Turkey
Night Grand Prix, Hoosier 100 and Copper World Classic. In 2000, Json even had the opportunity to race in the
Indianapolis 500, with an impressive 17th place finish.
He was inducted into the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 2003, sealing his title as one of the most
successful short-track drivers in the country.