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Professional driver deaths

Associated Press • Jun 13, 2013 at 3:40 AM

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:

NASCARTommy Baldwin, 2004, Thompson, Conn.John Baker, 2002, Irwindale, Calif.Dale Earnhardt, 2001, Daytona Beach, Fla.Tony Roper, 2000, Fort Worth, TexasKenny 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.

INDYCARDan Wheldon, 2011, Las VegasPaul Dana, 2006, MiamiTony Renna, 2003, IndianapolisScott Brayton, 1996, Indianapolis

CARTGreg Moore, 1999, Fontana, Calif.Gonzalo Rodriguez, 1999, Monterey, Calif.Jeff Krosnoff, 1996, TorontoJovy Marcelo, 1992, IndianapolisGordon Smiley, 1982, Indianapolis

FORMULA ONEAyrton Senna, 1994, Imola, ItalyRoland Ratzenberger, 1994, Imola, ItalyRicardo Paletti, 1982, MontrealGilles Villeneuve, 1982, Spa Francorchamps, Belgium

NHRAMark Niver, 2010, Kent, Wash.Neal Parker, 2010, Old Bridge, N.J.Scott Kalitta, 2008, Englishtown, N.J.Darrell Russell, 2004, Madison, Ill.

ARCAEric Martin, 2002, Concord, N.C.Blaise Alexander, 2001, Concord, N.C.

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