PANTHER RACING OWNER JOHN BARNES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF JASON LEFFLER


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - (June 13, 2013) – Panther Racing Managing Partner and CEO John Barnes released the following statement on the passing of racecar driver Jason Leffler, who started several Silver Crown races for Panther Racing in 2004:

“I was shocked to hear tonight about the passing of Jason Leffler. Jason was a friend and former driver of Panther Racing. He was one of the most versatile drivers I have ever met. He reminded me so much of Parnelli Jones. We will miss his fierce competitive spirit and his devilish attitude. He constitutes the old saying, ‘It isn't the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.’ Jason was a small man with a huge right foot. Our prayers go out to his entire family, and especially his son Charlie.  He will be forever missed.”

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