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 races in Austin, Mexico City hitting financial rough patches

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AUSTIN, Texas — Two of Formula One’s three races in North America are facing financial issues that are raising concern about their future.

Organizers of the U.S. Grand Prix won’t get at least $20 million from the state of Texas for the 2018 race after missing a paperwork deadline set by state law. And new questions lurk about the future of the Mexican Grand Prix after the country’s new president suggested the government may not spend on the race like it has the last four years.

Both races have been popular with drivers and fans, and have enjoyed key dates on the F1 calendar. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinched season championships in Texas in 2015 and in Mexico City in 2017 and 2018.

Officials in Formula One and at the Circuit of the Americas, host of the U.S. Grand Prix, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday.