NASCAR: Part-time driver Jason White still alive in World Series of Poker

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As the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas hits its fourth day, part-time NASCAR driver Jason White is still in the hunt for a hefty $10 million prize.

White, who earned 21 Top-10 results in the Camping World Truck Series from 2009-2012 and has raced in three national series events this year, is among the final 450 competitors in the WSOP.

There were 6,683 of them when the tournament began. The WSOP is scheduled to run through Monday.

White’s exploits in Vegas are also earning the attention of one of the top poker players in the world. Phil Hellmuth, who won the WSOP main event in 1989 and has earned 13 WSOP championship “bracelets” in his career, has been impressed:

In a recent interview with PokerListings.com, White said that poker and racing have a fair bit in common.

“Obviously, it’s a lot of luck and a lot of skill,” he said to the site. “You have to be in the right place at the right time. It’s a lot like racing that way.

“In Daytona, if you’re aren’t in the right place at the right time then you get in a wreck. Just like racing, you just want to beat everyone else in poker.”

White also said that poker is a favorite pastime for many of his peers in the garage, and he’s hopeful to make a good impression on their behalf.

“A lot of NASCAR drivers love to play poker – we just don’t get to do it too much,” he said. “It would be great to make a run in the Main Event.”

BMW confirms IMSA, WEC GTE line-ups for 2018

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BMW has confirmed its driver line-ups for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship campaigns.

In an announcement made at its end-of-year Sports Trophy event on Friday night, BMW firmed up its roster across its factory WEC team and its customer RLL Racing IMSA squad.

Two of the 2018 BMW M8 GTEs will enter the WEC next year, joining a hotly-contested GTE-Pro class that already features Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and Ford.

BMW factory drivers Antonio Felix da Costa, Nick Catsburg, Augusto Farfus and Martin Tomczyk will share the two cars across the 13-month ‘super season’.

The quartet will be joined by Tom Blomqvist, Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

In IMSA, the RLL Racing team will once again field Sims and John Edwards, who will be joined by the incoming Connor De Phillippi and Jesse Krohn.

BMW also confirmed on Friday night that Tom Blomqvist would see out the Formula E season with its Andretti-affiliated team, having been benched for Kamui Kobayashi in Hong Kong.