Thursday, February 9, 2006
By Dave Lewandowski

Patrick Dempsey’s newest role will be at the racetrack.
Dempsey, who’s enjoying acclaim for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd on ABC’s Golden Globe Award-winning drama Grey’s Anatomy, has joined Tony and Laura George as co-owners of Vision Racing.
After attending the 2004 Indianapolis 500 as a “celebrity guest” and meeting the Georges, Dempsey’s future racing strategy began to develop. Last year, Dempsey followed – both in person and on ABC and ESPN coverage -- Vision Racing’s progress during its initial season in the IndyCar Series. Now Dempsey, who was recently named Cosmopolitan’s 2006 “Fun Fearless Male of the Year,” will be seen more often at racetracks around America.