PATRICK DEMPSEY NEWS

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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Rubbings Racing
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Rubbings Racing
22 days ago  |  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....
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Rubbings Racing
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Rubbings Racing
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....
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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.
Via maxim.com
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 [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. vs. Portugal: Glorious Futility

So, World Cup. After falling behind early on a defensive mistake, then failing to get the tying goal for the rest of the first half, the U.S. stormed back behind a great power kick goal from outside the box by Jermaine Jones, then a go-ahead tally by Patrick Dempsey. On the literally last play of the game in stoppage time, Portugal star Christian Renaldo had his only good moment...
Via Five Tool Tool
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Actor Patrick Dempsey's team selected for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Actor Patrick Dempsey's racing team has been selected to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dempsey Racing said Sunday that its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was accepted Thursday by Automobile Club de l'Ouest's selection committee to run in the GTE-Am class in the June race. The team was fourth last year. ''We are honored to have been invited back to Le Mans, it is an amazing, larger than...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dempsey's team selected for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Actor Patrick Dempsey's racing team has been selected to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Dempsey Racing said Sunday that its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was accepted Thursday by Automobile Club de l'Ouest's selection committee to run in the GTE-Am class in the June race. The team was fourth last year. ''We are honored to have been invited back to Le Mans, it is an amazing, larger than...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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