Fernando Alonso is refusing to give up on a points finish in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix despite being resigned to last place on the grid after a power unit penalty. McLaren driver Alonso arrived in Malaysia armed with an updated Honda power unit, but was forced to take new components and trigger a penalty so it could be fitted to his car. As a result, the Spaniard entered qualifying with a 45-place grid drop looming over his head, meaning he would start last regardless of where he finished in Saturday’s session. Alonso opted to set a time good enough to qualify before returning to the pits to save his tire and car life, ultimately being classified P22. “In practice yesterday, we were comfortably
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.
Have you ever spent a day throwing up what felt like 10 times and then gone to work? Tyler Dippel has. That was the case Sept. 17 when Dippel, a rookie in the K&N Pro Series East, found himself in the infield care center at New Jersey Motorsports Park, a road course in Millville, New Jersey. The 16-year-old driver from Walkill, New York, had spent the day emptying his stomach thanks to a bad case of the flu. “It was rough,” Dippel told NBC Sports. “I just had to fight through it because we were still third in points.” Dippel was given three bags of IV fluids and nausea medicine before he climbed into his No. 38 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports for the 55-lap race, which he would finish seventh.