Patrick Dempsey
Jun 12

SportsCars: Patrick Dempsey Hoping Third Time’s A Charm At Le Mans

Actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey aims for a podium result in his third 24 Hours of Le Mans race. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey aims for a podium result in his third 24 Hours of Le Mans race. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Patrick Dempsey is used to cameras and the spotlight. Yet heading into his third 24 Hours of Le Mans start, and second collaborative effort between his Dempsey Racing organization and the European Proton Competition outfit, he’s got a better idea of how to handle it.

The debut run for Dempsey in 2009 – then in an AF Corse-run Ferrari F430 GT – was an eye-opener both into the event itself, the fervor of the French fans, and the challenge of running this 24-hour race. As it happened, he and Joe Foster had to run almost the entire second half on their own due to illness knocking their third driver out of action.

May 16

Patrick Dempsey, Adam Levine May Team Up To Race Sports Cars

Adam Levine could soon be strapping into a race car. (Photo: Getty Images)

Adam Levine could soon be strapping into a race car. (Photo: Getty Images)

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine could soon be teaming up with actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey for a joint venture into the racing world.

The two heartthrobs exchanged a series of tweets on Friday in which Levine showed interest in joining Dempsey on track.

May 13

Dempsey Racing set to return to 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Dempsey Del Piero-Proton Porsche of Patrick Dempsey, Patrick Long and Joe Foster drives during the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22, 2013 in Le Mans, France. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Dempsey Del Piero-Proton Porsche of Patrick Dempsey, Patrick Long and Joe Foster drives during the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the second straight year, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Foster and Patrick Long will be behind the wheel of the No. 77 Dempsey Racing-Proton Porsche 911 RSR in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The all-American trio led the GTE-AM class in the 2013, and came close to finishing on the class podium, crossing the line in fourth place.

Feb 16

SportsCars: Dempsey’s Team Selected For 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Patrick Dempsey finished fourth in last year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Patrick Dempsey finished fourth in last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

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.

Jan 4

SportsCars: Patrick Dempsey Completes Rolex 24 Lineup

Patrick Dempsey (pictured) will be joined by Joe Foster, Marc Lieb and Andrew Davis in this year's Rolex 24. (Photo: LAT Photography)

Patrick Dempsey (pictured) will be joined by Joe Foster, Marc Lieb and Andrew Davis in this year’s Rolex 24. (Photo: LAT Photography)

Actor Patrick Dempsey’s racing team completed its lineup Friday for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, adding factory Porsche Prototype driver Marc Lieb.

Dempsey and Lieb will team with U.S. Porsche driver Andrew Davis and Joe Foster in the No. 27 Porsche 911 GT America for the season-opening Jan. 25-26 race.