FIA WEC: Patrick Dempsey unlikely to drive in 2016

While his name will be on the side of a GTE-Pro class Porsche, Patrick Dempsey may not drive at all in next year's FIA World Endurance Championship as the Hollywood actor/racer focuses on family and acting commitments in 2016.Speaking with Sportscar365's Tony DiZinno at Saturday's Porsche "Night of Champions" awards dinner in Weissach, Dempsey said he hasn't completely ruled out...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: 2016 silly season update - GTE-Am

With the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship having wrapped up last month in Bahrain, silly season is already in full swing as drivers, teams and manufacturers prepare for next year’s expanded nine-round season.Sportscar365 takes a look at the confirmed and possible entries for the GTE-Am class.AF Corse - The legend of the Ferrari 458 Italia will continue in the hands of...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

INDYCAR News and Notes – Oct. 15, 2015

1. GoPro Video Offers 360-Degree View of Golden Gate Bridge Crossing 2. Grand Prix of Boston Adds LogMeIn as Presenting Sponsor 3. Julia Wilson to Ride in Honor of Justin 4. No. 55 Rosè from Foyt Family Wines Honors Town of Speedway 5. 2017 SCCA Runoffs Set for IMS Road Course 6. Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Tickets Available Oct. 19 1. GoPro Video Offers 360-Degree View of Golden...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Long time coming: Patrick Dempsey reflects on first sports car win

After 10 years of trying, Patrick Dempsey reached the top step of the podium for the first time on Sunday, realizing his dream in what's been a long and challenging road in his racing career. The Hollywood actor/racer teamed with Patrick Long and Marco Seefried for the GTE-Am class victory in the Six Hours of Fuji, in the most challenging, mixed-condition race of the FIA World Endurance...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Actor Patrick Dempsey scores first career sports car victory

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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Dempsey gets first class win in Six Hours of Fuji

History was made Sunday at Fuji Speedway, with Dempsey Proton Racing breaking through for GTE-Am class victory in the FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji, marking the first career sports car win for Hollywood actor/racer Patrick Dempsey. Dempsey, who jumped into the No. 77 Porsche 911 RSR for the closing 20 minutes to meet his minimum drive time, held off the No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage V8...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Porsche dominates Six Hours of CoTA

Porsche continued its dominance in the FIA World Endurance Championship, although with some late-race drama in Saturday's Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas. The No. 17 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Brendon Hartley, Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard scored their second consecutive victory, following trouble for the then-leading sister entry of Romain Dumas. Dumas appeared to be en route to...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

FIAWEC: What To Watch For At COTA Today

With an interesting qualifying session late Friday at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas now in the books, the focus now shifts toward the 5 p.m. green flag later today as the FIA World Endurance Championship returns to action with a six-hour fight, the only American stop on the 2015 tour. Set as the finale to a dramatic full day of competition, which begins earlier in the...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Porsche takes pole for WEC Six Hours of COTA

Porsche will start Saturday's Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas from the pole, following another dominant 1-2 qualifying run by the German manufacturer in the FIA World Endurance Championship. A late flyer by Neel Jani saw the Swiss driver snatch pole from its sister entry, thanks to a 1:46.018 lap time with seconds remaining on clock of the 20-minute session. Jani and co-driver...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dempsey: "To be successful at Le Mans is what the dream is all about"

In the world of sports car racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans stands alone as the pinnacle event, a race that every driver hopes of one day winning, or at least being able to get to the podium. For Patrick Dempsey, that dream started before the Hollywood actor even began his professional racing career. "I remember the first moment when I realized this is what I really wanted to focus...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Shifting Target To The Glen

No doubt about it, the 83rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was a blockbuster. Non-stop action in both the LMP-1 and GTE-Pro divisions and even if LMP-2 and GTE-Am were a little watered down, the drama that is regularly present in this event was there. It was great to see a surprise overall winner in Nico Hulkenberg, alongside co-drivers Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber lift the trophy...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

American actor Dempsey finishes 2nd in Le Mans amateur race

LE MANS, France (AP) Actor Patrick Dempsey finally got on the podium at the 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race, finishing second in the GTE Amateur category on Sunday. The 49-year-old American, a long-time star of ''Grey's Anatomy,'' was one of three drivers in the Dempsey-Proton Porsche 911 RSR team. They finished behind the winning Ferrari. Dempsey is a huge motorsports fan and was...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

McDream come true: Dempsey gets first podium finish at Le Mans

After leaving Grey’s Anatomy, actor Patrick Dempsey continued his strong 2015 sports car racing career with his first podium finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. It was Dempsey’s first podium finish in his fourth attempt at the race. The 49-year-old has been racing for his Dempsey Racing team in the TUDOR United Sports Car Series and FIA WEC series in 2015, scoring a...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

LEMANS: Porsche Powerful On Wednesday With 1-2-3 Output

With an eighty percent of rain showers expected during the two session window of final qualifying on Thursday, most of the 56 entrants set to do battle in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans figured that the late night opening qualifying session on Wednesday could be the one and only chance to post a fast enough time to secure a strong position on the starting grid. If that was the strategy...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

LEMANS: Porsche Powerful On Wednesday

With an eighty percent of rain showers expected during the two session window of final qualifying on Thursday, most of the 56 entrants set to do battle in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans figured that the late night opening qualifying session on Wednesday could be the one and only chance to post a fast enough time to secure a strong position on the starting grid. If that was the strategy...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrick Dempsey to wave green flag for Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – After leaving a successful acting career as the star of Grey’s Anatomy to focus more on his impressive sports car racing career as a driver and team owner, Patrick Dempsey has the honor of waving the green flag to start Sunday’s 99th Indianapolis 500. The Maine native knows his way around motorsports and has competed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - he drove...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Actor Patrick Dempsey to serve as Honorary Starter for 99th Indianapolis 500

Renowned actor, passionate racer and TAG Heuer Ambassador Patrick Dempsey will wave the green flag as honorary starter of the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 24. Dempsey is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit ABC series "Grey's Anatomy," with which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award and multiple People's Choice Awards. He also...

FIA WEC: What's new for 2015

From new cars and evolutions in existing machinery to updates in the regulations, there are a number of changes in the FIA World Endurance Championship, which continues with this weekend's second round of the season at Spa-Francorchamps (Saturday, 8:30 a.m. ET, LIVE on FOX Sports 1). breaks down everything that’s new for the 2015 season and what to expect for the...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

FIAWEC: Six Hours of Spa Preview

With just over a month between now and the 2015 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Circuit de la Sarthe in France, the FIA World Endurance Championship sports cars head to Belgium for the final prep race between now and the twice around the clock classic, with the running of the Six Hours of Spa on Sunday. The Spa-Francochamps Circuit is perhaps one of the most popular and challenging...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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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April 24, 2015  |  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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April 11, 2015  |  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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April 09, 2015  |  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...

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
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