Dixon visits with Paddock Insider for Twitter interview

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Scott Dixon dominated the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader as he won both races and scored the Verizon P1 Award for the second race of the weekend.

While the usual questions followed for him in the post-race press conference there, Dixon also took time heading into this weekend’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET, NBCSN) with Verizon’s @PaddockInsider account to answer some more off-the-wall questions. It was part of Paddock Insider’s #AskInsider series of chatsl Paddock Insider takes fans into the IndyCar paddock and world at the track.

Dixon is the odds-on favorite heading into Mid-Ohio with four wins in the last six races at this road course. His 10-question Twitter interview is linked below.

F1’s Valtteri Bottas to compete in first-ever rally race in his native Finland

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Formula One’s “Flying Finn” is going back home for the first time.

More precisely, Valtteri Bottas is returning to his Finland homeland to compete in his first career rally race in the Finnish Rally Championship season opener.

Bottas, teammates on the F1 Mercedes team with five-time champ Lewis Hamilton, will compete in the World Rally Championships’ Arctic Lapland Rally from January 24-26.

He’ll team with two-time World Rally champion Timo Rautiainen in a M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC on rally roads of the Finnish Arctic Circle.

“This is a unique opportunity to take a peek into the world of rallying,” Bottas told Finnish rallying website Rallism.f1. “I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible.

“It’s totally new territory for me too, as I have no prior experience of a World Rally Car. Still, being the race car driver that I am, you always go flat out whatever the vehicle you’re driving in.”

Added Rautiainen, “In my life, I’ve sat in a rally car with only three drivers, but this is such an interesting mission that I just had to accept the challenge. I believe that for a talented wheelman like Valtteri, we’ll be able to establish a good basic driving routine in testing.”

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