Part-time NASCAR driver Jason White has been eliminated from the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas, but not before beating out some of the best players in all of poker.
White will finish 348th out of more than 6,000 competitors in the tournament, which has a $10 million prize for the winner and continues through Monday in Sin City. For his work, White has earned a prize payout of $33,734.
According to NASCAR.com, White’s run at the WSOP ended late last night when his pair of jacks lost out to a pair of sixes from his opponent; White had a good chance of winning prior to the community cards being dealt but one of those community cards was a six, giving his opponent the better hand.
Andrew Feldman of ESPN reports that White uttered ‘I’ll be back’ upon being eliminated.
White has run three NASCAR national series events this season, and competed full-time from 2008-2012 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Several members of the NBC Sports motorsports staff have made their predictions on who will win Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500.
Of the six voters, two are going with 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series champ Josef Newgarden, while two others are going with Helio Castroneves to win a fourth 500, which would tie him with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.
Here’s our picks. Who are YOU picking?
Leigh Diffey: Helio Castroneves — He drives the place better than anyone else. For me (for what its worth) he deserves a fourth 500 ring for the frustration he went through never getting the IndyCar title!
Townsend Bell: Josef Newgarden
Nate Ryan: Simon Pagenaud — All of his 2018 misfortune on the track has disappeared in May, and it culminates in the biggest victory of his career.
Jerry Bonkowski: Helio Castroneves – There’s no pressure as he pursues his fourth Indy 500 win. All Helio has to do, as late NFL owner Al Davis would say, is “Just win, baby!” (But if Helio falls short, watch for Marco Andretti)
Kyle Lavigne: Josef Newgarden — I think he has everything he needs to get it done this year.
Dan Beaver: Robert Wickens – Has driven like anything except a rookie and his second-place finish at Phoenix proves he’s just as good on an oval as the road courses.
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