The fans have spoken. Justin Allgaier has been named the NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver for the first time.Allgaier, 33, takes the mantle from former teammate Elliott Sadler, who had won the fan-voted honor for three consecutive years. Sadler retired from full-time racing following the conclusion of the 2018 season, paving the way for Allgaier’s ascension in the voting this year.RELATED: Relive Allgaier’s clutch win at ISM RacewayThe driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet finished fourth in the final Xfinity Series standings after making it to the Championship 4 for the third time in four years. His victory in the penultimate race of the year at ISM Raceway in Phoenix clinched a spot in Miami, where he finished 14th.Allgaier is known for his affable attitude and fan-friendly demeanor. He often is surrounded by wife Ashley and daughter Harper on pit road before strapping in.The veteran finished the year with that one win in Phoenix, 16 top-five finishes and 24 top 10s in 33 races. He’s up to 11 wins all time in the Xfinity Series.The award for Allgaier continues an eight-year run for JR Motorsports drivers. Other former JRM drivers to earn the honor during that time include Sadler (2016-18) Chase Elliott (2014-15), Regan Smith (2013) and Danica Patrick (2012).
Tim Grimes, center, with his sister Kennedy and father Mark. Mark and Lauren Grimes raised their three children in Fairway.On Labor Day, 2004 SM East graduate Tim Grimes was at his apartment in the River Market trying to tidy up. Another camera crew was headed to his place for another interview. It was almost hard to believe that it had only been a week since he got the news.Register to continue
Former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and fan dude Nate Robinson will meet in the duel just before the evening’s main fight, while his opponent will be “Youtube” star Jake Paul.Information about such a possible duel at rumor level was available before, but now the fight has been officially announced.“I’m happy to work with Thriller and go out in the ring to fight an elite athlete. But make no mistake, on September 12, Nate will fall quickly,” said the Youtube celebrity.Former NBA Slam dunk champion Robinson also commented on the upcoming fight: “It’s official. Go! Jake Pol, you’re better prepared. I wanted to show that I’m a world-class athlete. I played football in college, I played in the NBA for 11 years. and now I’m happy to start my way in boxing. Jake Pol, I’m ready for anything. “Robinson spent 11 seasons in the NBA during his career, averaging 11 points and three assists per game, and becoming a three-time NBA Slam dunk champion.This will not be the first time that the well-known “sensor”, which has more than 20 million followers on the Youtube platform, will be in the ring. In 2018, he beat another “feeler”, “Dance,” but earlier this year, “AnEsonGib” fell from Paul’s hand.