Patrick Dempsey stuns 'Grey's Anatomy' fans with career shift

ALERT: Big-time "Grey's Anatomy" spoiler ahead, proceed with caution... For fans of the long-running TV series "Grey's Anatomy," the death of Dr. Derek Shepherd marked a shocking plot twist, as well as the end of an era for actor/racer Patrick Dempsey, who bids farewell to a 11-year run with the world-renowned medical drama. Dempsey's character was killed off in Thursday's episode...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New chapter: Patrick Dempsey excited for FIA WEC debut

After a hectic last few months at his day job, Patrick Dempsey arrived at Silverstone Friday afternoon jet-lagged after a whirlwind work and travel day, yet feeling excited and fortunate to start a new chapter in his racing career. The Hollywood actor/racer came straight from his final day of the season on the set of "Grey's Anatomy," which was shooting in Seattle on Thursday, in...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

FIA WEC heads to Silverstone; full six hours to be broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports 1

The FIA World Endurance Championship opens its 2015 season this weekend at Silverstone, in what’s shaping up to be a highly anticipated first round battle between new and improved machinery across all four classes. Additionally, U.S. fans will have unprecedented access to the globetrotting championship this year, beginning with Sunday’s race, which will be shown LIVE and in its...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Patel Pushes Through Pain For Gratifying Platinum Masters Podium At Sebring

A discovery Jay Patel made while climbing out of bed in late February at his Indiana home led him on an unlikely journey to the podium three weeks later at Sebring International Raceway.   Patel, from Crown Point, Indiana, overcame the pain from a broken left foot suffered in a crash during testing in late February at NOLA Motorsports Park to finish third in the Platinum Masters...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Dempsey will not race 12 Hours of Sebring

Patrick Dempsey will miss the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring due to a last-minute filming commitment, Sportscar365 has confirmed. Dempsey was due to share the No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America with Jan Heylen and Madison Snow. Emilio Valverde, another Bronze-rated driver, will fill in for the actor/driver this week. Valverde has one past TUDOR Championship start,...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

LE MANS: GTE-Amateur Rankings

LE MANS, France- With the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring just one week away and of equal importance the European Le Mans Series and FIA World Endurance Championship open tests at Paul Ricard Circuit in France a further week afterwards, it is time to look through another class ahead of the action coming up in Europe and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since essentially all of the GTE-Pro competitors...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Entry list revealed for 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans

The 56 entries revealed Thursday for the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans features 14 LMP1, 20 LMP2, 9 GTE-Pro and 13 GTE-Am entries. That number of 56 includes the full field of 35 cars competing in the full FIA World Endurance Championship, leaving only 21 at-large spots. Upwards of 70 cars were anticipated to file entry requests in December. LMP1 will fill a quarter of the field for...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: 35 full-season entries for 2015

A field of 35 entries has been announced for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship at Thursday’s press conference in Paris, more than the 32 projected for a full-season. During Thursday’s press conference in Paris, the maximum capacity entry list was revealed, with several cars not accepted as full-season entries. LMP1 sees 11 cars confirmed as expected. Notable here are...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dixon, 'star car' take early lead in Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Scott Dixon took control in the opening hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Saturday while actor/race car driver Patrick Dempsey received an early penalty that put his Porsche team in a deep hole. Dixon, in the No. 02 ''star car'' for Chip Ganassi Racing, passed pole-sitter Ozz Negri Jr. at the start of the twice-round-the-clock endurance race at Daytona...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Following news of split, Dempsey avoids attention at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Actor Patrick Dempsey is trying to keep a low profile at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A day after he and his wife announced they are divorcing after 15 years of marriage, Dempsey skipped an autograph session for fans - an event he usually takes part in - and was noticeably absent on the starting grid before the twice-around-the-clock endurance race at Daytona...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Recent Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Graduates To Compete In Three Classes At Rolex 24

Madison Snow jumped straight from winning the 2013 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama championship to the GT Daytona podium in the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona.   That performance was a testament to Snow's prodigious talent at the young age of 18. But he also said skills learned in the 45-minute sprint races of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama series were essential as...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Dempsey set for new challenges in 2015

Patrick Dempsey’s 2015 racing calendar will be a busy one, with a full FIA World Endurance Championship schedule and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on his plate. The thing that isn’t on his plate as it was for the last decade, either as Hyper Sport Engineering or later as Dempsey Racing as its own entity in partnership...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Pre-Rolex 24 Power Rankings: GT Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Numbers are indeed significantly lower than they were a year ago, but the depth of competitors in the GT Daytona class is still solid as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship gets ready to roll off on season number two on Saturday. With only one race-winning team from 2014 absent from the grid (AIM Autosport), yet with its core driver lineup in a car of...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Dempsey returns to the Rolex 24 at Daytona with new parters, car

John Wright has teamed up with Patrick Dempsey for the 2015 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Wright Motorsports will field the No. 58 Porsche 911 GT America with Madison Snow and Jan Heylen for the full season, and will compete under the Dempsey/Wright Motorsports banner at Daytona with Dempsey and Phillip Eng completing the lineup. Wright has been busy behind the scenes...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

LE MANS: Riley Hopes To Run Viper In June Endurance Classic

BRASELTON, Ga. — Financial difficulties prevented the V-10 propelled Dodge Viper GTS-R from participating in last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, but even with Chrysler pulling the plug on the sports car program in October, the car’s designer Bill Riley hopes to be trackside with the ex-factory machine at Circuit de la Sarthe this summer. With the entry deadline for the 2015 24...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dempsey confirms part-time TUDOR schedule in addition to FIA WEC in 2015

Patrick Dempsey will continue in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds for 2015, as he has announced a partnership with Wright Motorsports. The team will be known as Dempsey/Wright Motorsports and see Dempsey, Madison Snow, Jan Heylen and a fourth driver (to be determined) compete in the four longest rounds of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season....
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Dempsey, Long To Contest World Tour In 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Just hours after Extreme Speed Motorsports revealed their plans to join the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP2 prototype division, another American team has released its plans to also make the move across the Atlantic and into the GTE-Amateur class. Famous actor and semi-professional driver Patrick Dempsey will team up with the German-based Proton Competition...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Dempsey set for FIA WEC program in 2015

After seven seasons of racing nearly exclusively in North America, Patrick Dempsey will take on a new challenge next year, as the Hollywood actor/racer is set for a full-season effort in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Dempsey and American Porsche factory pilot Patrick Long will be among the drivers in a Dempsey Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR that will compete in the GTE-Am...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Magnus Racing Likely To Return To United SportsCar Next Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Despite persistent reports of dwindling numbers in the GT Daytona division, which was the largest division in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, another regular runner appears to have backed off its initial interest to leave for different waters in 2015. Magnus Racing, who claimed victory at this year’s 12 Hours of Sebring has all but confirmed...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Benitez Edges Lewis In Thriller At Road Atlanta; Seven Points Separate Top Three Entering Finale

Three drivers. Seven points. One race.  That's the championship equation with 45 minutes of competition remaining this season in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama after Angel Benitez Jr. won Round 15 on Thursday, Oct. 2 at Road Atlanta.  Benitez, from Valencia, Venezuela, kept his title hopes alive with his series-leading fifth victory of the season in the No....
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Patrick Dempsey Really a Racecar Driver?

Sports Given the actor's recent success racing his Porsche, it might be time to quit that day job.
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Major League 2: Loving A Bad Movie

There are certain movies that a film-addict simply can’t avoid. They may be bad but I watch them anyway. Any romantic comedy from the 80’s. A Transformers flick on FX. Loverboy with Patrick Dempsey. They aren’t good cinema, but I watch because somehow, the interest level is there. I like to think of it as [...]
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing

Patrick Dempsey's character in ''Can't Buy Me Love'' spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope. Dempsey didn't need the science instrument to set his sights on the object he really wanted: a Porsche 356. With his first paycheck from the 1980s teen flick, Dempsey didn't go for any old beater, he went big and bought the classic 1963 Porsche. And it wasn't something he...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Teenager Lazare Holds Off Thompson For First Series Win At Home In Canada

Canadian teenager Jesse Lazare parried intense pressure from championship leader Colin Thompson over the closing laps to earn his first career Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama victory Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.    Lazare, 17, from Montreal, outran Thompson to the line by .173 of a second in the No. 31 Door Doctor/Moorespeed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Urry powers away from field for first victory of the season in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge at CTMP

Sloan Urry drove away from the field Friday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park to earn his first victory of the season in Round 9 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. Urry, from Park City, Utah, beat championship leader Colin Thompson to the checkered flag by 12.966 seconds on the 10-turn, 2.459-mile circuit. It was the largest margin of victory this season in the...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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