As you know, Patrick Dempsey is the co-owner of the Vision Racing team. Of course, owning an ICS team isn’t enough since Dempsey personally has the need for speed. From Auto Racing Daily:
One of America's favorite TV doctors will soon make a “house-call” to Homestead-Miami Speedway. On Sunday, April 15 Patrick Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit show Grey’s Anatomy, will switch roles to co-drive the No. 54 Supercuts Ford Mustang GT for Hyper Sport in the Grand Am Koni Challenge GS Race.What are the odds he’s discussed this career path with Jason Priestly?
“Racing is something I really need in my life right now,“ Dempsey told Details Magazine. “The excitement of it calms me down, oddly enough. You’re in the car and you're alone. It’s a complete escape from everything“.
Speaking of TV stars seeking high-speed thrills and excitement, longtime reader Jennifer has brought to my attention to Malcolm In the Middle of a Bad Haircut. Yes friends, that Frankie Muniz is driving in the Champ Car minor leagues. Well, trying to drive. Like half the field in the Toyota Atlantics race in Las Vegas he crashed out in his debut last week.
BTW – Jennifer wants to show her support for Ethanol by knitting something with corn-based yarn for Jeff Simmons. I am totally not making that up. Give her your ideas here.