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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Jason Leffler Memorial race Aug. 28

Associated Press

The late Jason Leffler will be honored with a race in his name at Wayne County Speedway in Illinois later this month.

Leffler died in June in a dirt track accident in New Jersey. He was a two-time winner on the NASCAR Nationwide Series and a one-time winner in the Truck Series.

The Jason Leffler Memorial race will take place Aug. 28. It will be a $5,000 to win Midget race, in which 100 percent of the front entrance and 50 percent of the back entrance will go to a fund set up for Leffler's son, Charlie Dean Leffler.

"This race is my way to honor Jason who was a great racer, but more importantly a great father to Charlie Dean," track owner Doug Stringer said. "Jason's passing has left a hole in the hearts of many of us who loved him and had the honor of calling him our friend. As we continue to mourn, we must keep Charlie Dean in the forefront of our minds and do everything we can to ensure he grows up knowing what an amazing person his father was and how much he was respected as both a driver and a friend."

Stringer's company, Stringer Holdings, manages the NASCAR and World of Outlaws race sponsorships for Great Clips.