At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler dies from injuries sustained in crash

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler dies from injuries sustained in crash

SWEDESBORO, N.J., June 12 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died Wednesday from injuries sustained when he crashed during a race at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J., officials said.

Logano wins wild Nationwide race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 1 (UPI) -- Joey Logano survived a spin early in the race and a large pileup on the final lap Friday to win the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Busch navigates crashes, wins Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 16 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch took the lead in the final lap Saturday and hung on to win a wild, crash-filled Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

Busch equals Nationwide record

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch equaled the Nationwide Series record with his 10th victory of the year Friday at the Food City 250 at Bristol, Tenn.

Kyle Busch breezes to Iowa Speedway win

NEWTON, Iowa, July 31 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch had little trouble winning Saturday's U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway, dominating for 208 of its 250 laps.
Kyle Busch dominates Dover Nationwide

Kyle Busch dominates Dover Nationwide

DOVER, Del., May 15 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch had little trouble dominating Saturday's Heluva Good! 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.

Keselowski wins Memphis Nationwide race

MEMPHIS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski beat Kyle Busch on the final lap Saturday to win the Nationwide Kroger On Track For The Cure 250 auto race at Memphis.
Logano holds on for Nationwide win

Logano holds on for Nationwide win

JOLIET, Ill., July 11 (UPI) -- Joey Logano, running on used tires, held on following a late-race restart Friday to win the Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 at Joliet, Ill.

Biffle wins Nationwide race

AVONDALE, Ariz., April 18 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle stayed out on used tires late in the race and held on to edge Jason Leffler Friday, winning the Bashas' Supermarkets 200 Nationwide race.

Edwards wins Ford 300 auto race

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards won Saturday's Ford 300 at the Homestead Miami Speedway.

Carl Edwards wins Nationwide race

MADISON, Ill., July 20 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards was the winner Saturday night in the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill.

Stewart wins Nationwide race at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala., April 26 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart beat runner-up David Stremme to capture Saturday's Aaron's 312 Nationwide auto race in Talladega, Ala.

Kyle Busch an easy winner at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch won Friday night’s Busch Emerson Radio 250 at Richmond, Va., International Raceway by nearly a second over runner-up Carl Edwards.

Hamlin records solid Busch victory

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin captured the checkered flag Saturday afternoon at the Carfax 250 Busch auto race at Brooklyn, Mich.
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Jason Leffler
Jason Leffler (11) spins just in front of eventual race winner Kevin Harvick (29) to bring out the first caution in the Food City 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN on April 3, 2005. (UPI Photo/David Allio)

1997, 1998, 1999 USAC National Midget champion

Jason Leffler (born September 16, 1975) is a NASCAR driver from Long Beach, California. Leffler began racing in the open-wheel ranks before moving to NASCAR's three major series. Leffler currently drives the #30 AccuDoc Solutions and the #38 Great Clips Chevrolet Impala for Turner Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Leffler began his career racing midget cars in the USAC series, where he won 3 consecutive Midget championships from 1997 and 1999, as well as the Silver Crown series championship in 1998. He was the third driver to win three consecutive midget car championships. He won the Hut 100 and Belleville Nationals in 1997, and the Turkey Night Grand Prix and Copper Classic in 1999. He won his second Turkey Night Grand Prix in 2005.

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