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Experts: Headrest may have helped

Updated: June 22, 2013, 4:22 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jason Leffler would have had a better chance of surviving his fatal crash in a winged sprint car in New Jersey if he'd had a full containment headrest similar to what is used in NASCAR, multiple safety experts told ESPN.com.

Leffler, 37, was killed in the June 12 race at Bridgeport Speedway when his 410 sprint car suddenly veered into the wall and then rolled multiple times.

Racing safety pioneer Bill Simpson and Randy LaJoie, a two-time Nationwide Series champion ...

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