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).
AdvertisementParis Saint Germain submitted the first bid worth £22 million for the defensive midfielder of Everton, Idrissa Gueye. The Ligue 1 Giants are really interested to sign a new defensive midfielder in this winter transfer window.Adrien Rabiot’s contract is going to extend at the end of this season and the player will not sign a new contract with the club. So, currently the team needs a new central midfielder who can hold the ball in the midfield.Paris Saint Germain are also targeting the star central midfielder of Zenit St Petersburg, Leandro Paredes. However, another top European club Chelsea are also eyeing to make a move for Leandro Paredes. Accoding to various sources, the opening bid of Chelsea worth £35.8 million has been rejected by Zenit St Petersburg.The Russian club now wish to have a bidding war for Leandro Paredes between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea. In this circumstances, Paris Saint Germain are keeping another option in their hand. Everton’s club management want Idrissa Gueye to stay at Goodison Park till the end of this season as now it is almost impossible to find a proper replacement of him in the winter transfer window. Moreover, the Premier League side will not sell the player with anything less than £40 million.Chelsea offer Callum Hudson-Odoi £70,000 per week to stay Advertisement