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NBA stars Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard visit IndyCar finale in Sonoma

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SONOMA, Calif. – News that Ayesha Curry would be grand marshal for today’s Verizon IndyCar Series season finale (6:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) meant the potential that Steph Curry would be here at Sonoma Raceway too.

And indeed, he is.

Curry, the two-time and defending NBA Most Valuable Player who along with the rest of the Golden State Warriors team won the 2015 NBA Finals championship, is on site today as is Kawhi Leonard.

Curry has met a number of drivers thus far before today’s race, with both Ayesha and Steph Curry getting rides in the two-seaters.

Here’s a quick social roundup:

Meanwhile, it’s not just Curry here. So too is Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs.

Racing world reacts to Danica Patrick’s Daytona, Indy double news

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Here’s a sampling of quotes and social media reaction to Danica Patrick’s news announced earlier Friday that this would be her last full-time season as a driver, and that she’ll race in the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 only in 2018.

This ends a full-time stretch in the top flights of NASCAR and IndyCar. She was in NASCAR from 2012 through 2017, and IndyCar from 2005 through 2011.

Her’s her own post on Twitter and Instagram.

Well…. 2018 Daytona 500 and Indy 500 here I come. 🙌🏼

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IMS President J. Douglas Boles

“We’re glad Danica plans to return to the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil next May,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Her final career start will make what’s already shaping up to be a terrific Month of May even more interesting for our fans.

“It’s also fitting that Danica is wrapping up her career at the place and in the race where she became a household name and captured the world’s attention in 2005 – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500. We’re looking forward to seeing her back in an Indy car next May alongside all of the tremendous drivers of the Verizon IndyCar Series.”