Fernando Alonso is preparing to watch the majority of Formula 1 qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix on TV after being hit with power unit penalties at Sepang. Honda confirmed heading into the weekend that it had used some of its remaining development tokens to bring an update power unit to Malaysia for the McLaren team. While Jenson Button will not take on the upgrades, Alonso will, meaning he must take new power unit components that trigger a grid penalty. As things stand, Alonso has a 30-place grid drop to his name after taking a complete new power unit, but is expected to receive an additional penalty on Saturday. Regardless, with the Spaniard all but certain to start Sunday’s race from
Matt Kenseth won at Dover in May (Getty). As inspection has dominated the first two weeks of the 2016 Chase, a common refrain is hope that the focus in the NASCAR world will go back to the racing on the track. Just Thursday NASCAR issued a rules update defining what an encumbered finish is.
NASCAR and Rev Racing on Thursday announced the contestants who will take part in the 13th Drive For Diversity Combine. The national tryout event will take place on Oct. 10-12 at New Smyrna Speedway near Daytona Beach, Florida. This year’s field of 17 contestants will include 13 females and several multicultural drivers from across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Drivers will be competing for spots with Rev Racing teams in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series for one full season. Those selected will be assigned teams and provided with equipment, mentoring and competition experience. “This year’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine will feature some incredible