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Austin F1 Track Loses X Games For 2017 Over Changes In State Funding [Update: Not Really]

All right, Detroit: our loss in Texas is your gain, so here’s your chance a year early. The Austin American-Statesman reports that uncertainty surrounding Texas’ funding for events convinced ESPN not to return to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in 2017 for the fourth and final year of its X Games contract. [Update:

Author Of Letter On Texas F1 Race Funding Said It Wasn't Meant To Be A Binding Contract

A 2010 letter from former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs is making the rounds again, giving hope that the state would contribute the full amount they promised towards hosting Formula One. However, a local news report from two years after that shows Combs herself backing away from the promises made in…