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Denny Hamlin pays tribute to Jason Leffler with repaint of #11 car

  • David Whitlock

The motor sports world remains in mourning this weekend after the tragic crash and death of driver Jason Leffler on a dirt track this week in New Jersey.  Leffler was a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series circuit and extremely popular across the NASCAR circuits.  Joe Gibbs Racing paid tribute to the late driver on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway by painting the #11 Toyota in the same scheme in which Leffler raced for Joe Gibbs Racing with in 2005.  Here is the FedEx paint scheme driven by Denny Hamlin at Michigan International Speedway:

Fitting tribute to Jason Leffler today at Michigan International Speedway Credit: Randy Sartin, USA TODAY Sports

Fitting tribute to Jason Leffler today at Michigan International Speedway
Credit: Randy Sartin, USA TODAY Sports

Joe Gibbs summed up the thoughts of the day (as told to ESPN.com):

“We feel fortunate to have had (Leffler) as part of both our Nationwide Series program and of course in the Cup Series where he helped us launch the No. 11 team with FedEx,” team owner Joe Gibbs said earlier this week. “NASCAR is unique in that it really is one large family and Jason was well liked by all that knew him. His loss will be felt across the entire sport.”

– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)

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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late mid-2012 season and became the Reading Between the Seams (baseball) Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge college football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about college football or baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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