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Remembering Jason Leffler on third anniversary of his death

KANSAS CITY, KS - APRIL 21: Jason Leffler, driver of the #18 Shore Lodge Toyota, looks on during qualifying for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway on April 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

KANSAS CITY, KS - APRIL 21: Jason Leffler, driver of the #18 Shore Lodge Toyota, looks on during qualifying for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway on April 21, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

June 12 marks the third anniversary of the death of former NASCAR racer Jason Leffler, who was killed in a sprint car accident at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway.

Leffler won three consecutive USAC Midget championships from 1997-99 before following mentor Tony Stewart's path into NASCAR.

A native of Long Beach, Calif., Leffler made 423 starts in NASCAR's three national series, winning two NASCAR XFINITY Series races and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in a career that began in 1999. He also made three IndyCar Series starts, finishing 17th in the 2000 Indianapolis 500.

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