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Chase Elliott spins out, costs bettor $311,000

The #9 Mountain Dew car won’t win at Talladega, and a bettor that had one of the biggest parlays you’ll ever see goes home empty-handed

Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Mountain Dew/Little Caesars Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 22, 2020 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Shea Curran put $1000 on a big parlay in this limited sports weekend: Webb Simpson to win the RBC Heritage on the PGA Tour, and NASCAR driver Chase Elliott to win the Geico 500 at Talladega.

He was a winner on Sunday as Simpson took the golf tournament, and was halfway to $311,000. But all those dreams are dashed as Elliott, while running third at ‘Dega with 53 laps to go, got spun and hit the wall at the most dangerous track on the circuit.

And that’ll do it for this bet.

And if you think he hedged some of this huge bet... not so much.

It must have been the sweat of a lifetime, but it’s not going to happen. At least Curran seems to be in good spirits about it.

It’s not meant to be, and it’s more bad luck for Elliott, who except for his midweek win at Charlotte seems to be snake bit this year even when running well. I’m going to wager Brad Keselowski won’t be the most popular person in either the Elliott or Curran households this evening.

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