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

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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.”

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