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NJSP: Mechanical Problem Caused Fatal Race Car Crash

Jason Leffler (credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Jason Leffler (credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey state police say a mechanical problem is to blame for the dirt-track racing crash that killed NASCAR driver Jason Leffler last week.

The state police released some findings Friday from its not-yet-complete report on the June 12 crash at Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township.

The report finds that Leffler was not able to turn, so he slammed into a wall as he came out of a turn. Blunt-force neck injuries are cited as his cause of death.

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