• Feb 25, 2009
Throughout the history of motorsports several Hollywood actors have had aspirations to be professional racecar drivers. Steve McQueen and the late Paul Newman come to mind, both of whom were very successful, and some modern era actors have also had a go at it too like Jason Priestley, Eric Bana and the annoyingly ignorant Franky Muniz. Adding to that list is Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey, who has competed in the Daytona 24 Hour Race and the Baja 1000 and has been competing in Grand Am's GT class since 2007. This June he'll be stepping up his game even further when he takes on the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Team Seattle and last year's Grand-Am Koni Challenge champion, Joe Foster. Dempsey will be driving a Ferrari F430 GT prepared by Advanced Engineering who has previously won the GT2 category in the FIA GT, although he'll have his hands full taking on the likes of factory-supported teams from Porsche, BMW, Panoz, and Ferrari. We wish him the best of luck!

[Source: ColdTrackDays]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a much better use of his time than many people in his main profession do with their spare time. Good luck, Mr. Dempsey!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I guess there is ZERO automotive news today.
      • 5 Years Ago
      He'll only get to race if another team drops out before mid-May. Right now the AE/Team Seattle entry that Dempsey will race is the 1st reserve. If none of the current 55 withdraw, Dempsey won't be racing at Le Mans.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dempsey, don't forget, is part owner of Vision Racing, so it's not like he's never had anything to do with racing before.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Grey's Anatomy. It's a pun. Because the show is about exploring Dr. Grey's anatomy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      McSpeedy.