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Who died at Bridgeport Speedway?

Who died at Bridgeport Speedway?

Jason Leffler
Jason Leffler, a versatile driver who won championships in open-wheel divisions and attempted at least one full season in each of NASCAR’s three national series, died Wednesday night after a crash in a 410 sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.

Can Shane Hmiel walk?

He was paralyzed with severe head and spinal injuries, and doctors initially told Hmiel and his family that he had a 10 percent chance to live and that he would never walk or breathe on his own again. “This whole thing is pretty incredible,” Hmiel says.

Who is the toughest Nascar driver?

Dale Earnhardt Perhaps the most feared driver in NASCAR history, Earnhardt made the term “chrome horn” and its use an unquestionable art form. If a driver was smart, he stayed out of Earnhardt’s way. If a driver wasn’t so smart, Earnhardt taught him some very valuable lessons rather quickly.

Who has wrecked the most in Nascar?

David Gilliland and David Reutimann. Statistically, David Gilliland is NASCAR’s unofficial king of wrecking within the context of full-time Sprint Cup drivers. Since 2007, he has averaged about three wrecks per year. 2011 was a bit worse, as he managed to wreck in four out of 36 races.

Who was the NASCAR driver killed?

John Wes Townley
Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley was shot to death Saturday evening in Athens, Ga., according to Athens-Clarke County police. Townley, 31, was killed during an altercation involving a woman reported to be his ex-wife, Laura Townley, and another man, Zachary Anderson, with whom she was said to share a residence.

What happened Shane Hmiel?

Accident, paralysis, and recovery While qualifying for a USAC Silver Crown race, Hmiel’s car crashed at the Terre Haute Action Track on October 9, 2010. The roll cage collapsed after hitting the retaining wall.

Who is considered the best Nascar driver ever?

NASCAR Power Rankings of Cup drivers of all time

  • Jimmie Johnson — As time passes, his accomplishments will be further revered.
  • Richard Petty — He went from seven-time champion to cultural icon.
  • Dale Earnhardt — The seven-time champion was particularly dominant from 1986-91.

Why was Shane Hmiel banned from NASCAR for life?

Shane Hmiel (born May 15, 1980) is a former American racecar driver, who competed in all three of NASCAR ‘s national series. Hmiel’s controversial stock car career, marred by accidents from his aggressive driving style, ended in 2006 after he failed a third substance abuse test and was banned from competing in NASCAR for life.

When did Shane Hmiel have a motorcycle accident?

After rebuilding his career in open wheel racing, primarily in United States Auto Club sanctioned dirt track racing, Hmiel was paralyzed in a near fatal racing accident on October 9, 2010, in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Who are the parents of Shane Hmiel of NASCAR?

Shane is the son of Lisa Hmiel and Steve Hmiel, former NASCAR crew chief and later a Competition Director who worked for several teams including Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and Swan Racing. He also has a younger brother, Tyler Hmiel.

What kind of car does Shane Hmiel drive?

Hmiel was in a series of commercials with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to promote his sponsor’s product. In addition to the full Busch Series schedule and a partial truck series schedule with Ballew, Braun and WinFuel fielded a 08 Chevrolet in a partial schedule in the Cup Series for Hmiel, debuting at Atlanta.