NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. Here are some driver deaths in major auto racing events:
Tommy Baldwin, 2004, Thompson, Conn.
John Baker, 2002, Irwindale, Calif.
Dale Earnhardt, 2001, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Tony Roper, 2000, Fort Worth, Texas
Kenny Irwin, 2000, Loudon, N.H.
Adam Petty, 2000, Loudon, N.H.
John Nemechek, 1997, Homestead, Fla.
Rodney Orr, 1994, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Neil Bonnett, 1994, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Clifford Allison, 1992, Brooklyn, Mich.
J.D. McDuffie, 1991, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Grant Adcox, 1989, Hampton, Ga.
Dan Wheldon, 2011, Las Vegas
Paul Dana, 2006, Miami
Tony Renna, 2003, Indianapolis
Scott Brayton, 1996, Indianapolis
Greg Moore, 1999, Fontana, Calif.
Gonzalo Rodriguez, 1999, Monterey, Calif.
Jeff Krosnoff, 1996, Toronto
Jovy Marcelo, 1992, Indianapolis
Gordon Smiley, 1982, Indianapolis
Ayrton Senna, 1994, Imola, Italy
Roland Ratzenberger, 1994, Imola, Italy
Ricardo Paletti, 1982, Montreal
Gilles Villeneuve, 1982, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium
Mark Niver, 2010, Kent, Wash.
Neal Parker, 2010, Old Bridge, N.J.
Scott Kalitta, 2008, Englishtown, N.J.
Darrell Russell, 2004, Madison, Ill.
Eric Martin, 2002, Concord, N.C.
Blaise Alexander, 2001, Concord, N.C.
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