Saturday, March 6, 2010

Patrick Dempsey's Need For Speed

Doing what he loves the most, Patrick Dempsey was spotted at the Miami Grand Prix on Saturday (March 6).

The “Grey’s Anatomy” stud was all smiles as he played his guitar while signing autographs for his fans just before gearing up and taking his bright yellow Mazda RX 8 race car for a spin.

Of his passion for racing, Dempsey told press, “I really love it. I love the challenge. It’s constantly pushing me to get better and better physically, mentally, and the camaraderie. It’s great to be around the drivers.”

The hunky actor doesn’t just race for himself, he also races for charity. This weekend, Homestead-Miami Speedway has partnered with the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing and the Seattle Children’s Hospital on a special ticket package and fund-raising effort. Dempsey created his charity after his mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.