NASCAR driver Jason Leffler was airlifted to a hospital following an accident driving a sprint car Wednesday night and is said to be in critical condition, reports the Sporting News.
Leffler was involved in an accident while competing in a heat race in the 410 Sprints division at the Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway's 0.625-mile dirt oval. The remainder of the racing scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed because of the accident.
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Leffler, 37, has 73 career Cup starts, including one last week for Humphrey Smith Racing at Pocono. He finished 10th in the 2001 season finale driving for Chip Ganassi Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. His one pole came earlier that year at Kansas.Leffler has two wins in 294 races in the Nationwide Series. He competed in the 2000 Indianapolis 500, finishing 17th.
That season was his best in Cup as he finished 37th in the standings. He ran the first 19 races of 2005 for Joe Gibbs Racing before being replaced eventually by Denny Hamlin.