NASCAR: Jason White’s run is over at World Series Of Poker

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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.

Bill Elliott joins Tony Stewart/Ray Evernham SRX series for 2021

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NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott became the eighth driver to join the Superstar Racing Experience, the short-track series being started by Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart.

The two-time Daytona 500 winner and 1988 NASCAR Cup Series champion was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015 and was voted NASCAR’s most popular driver 16 times (his son, Chase, has received the honor the past two years). Elliott also closed his full-time Cup career driving for Evernham’s Dodge team from 2001-03, winning the 2002 Brickyard 400.

“I am excited to reunite with Ray Evernham and some of the great legends of our sport,” Elliott, who joins Stewart and Bobby Labonte as NASCAR Hall of Famers in the SRX, said in a release. “I look forward to racing at some of the most historic American racing destinations and putting on an awesome show for the fans. We have a special driver field and it will be fun competing with some of the greatest drivers of all time.”

The series, which is expecting to have a dozen drivers, also has Tony Stewart, Helio Castroneves, Bobby Labonte, Paul Tracy, Tony Kanaan, Willy T. Ribbs and Mark Webber in its lineup.

SRX was co-founded by NASCAR Hall of Famers Stewart and Evernham and was unveiled July 13.

Several drivers have expressed interest in the new circuit, which is modeled on the International Race of Champions (IROC) series that matched drivers from various auto racing disciplines in equally prepared cars for an annual four-race series for 30 years.

With the addition of Bill Elliott, Superstar Racing Experience has yet to reveal a schedule or tracks, but it’s expected that Stewart’s Eldora Speedway will be on the slate.