Grey’s Anatomy Star Patrick Dempsey Gets a Surprising New Set of Wheels (PHOTO)
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Grey’s Anatomy Star Patrick Dempsey Gets a Surprising New Set of Wheels (PHOTO)

As many Grey’s Anatomy fans know, star Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) isn’t just an actor. He now owns Seattle-based coffee chain Tully’s (and wants to sell pot there); he started a cancer center in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine for his mother; and most importantly, he’s a race car driver.

We’re not talking The Fast and the Furious-style racing — we’re talking about Daytona-level intensity with a full sponsored tracksuit and helmet. Though he hasn’t officially announced his next race — one of his last ones was in 2012 at the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge — he has his new set of wheels ready!

Patrick revealed his new race car on June 11, which is a glorious silver Porsche labeled with an orange No. 77. In the photo, he’s standing behind the new car with his team after the first test run, and he looks incredibly excited.

“We had a great test, learned so much, I love racing this car!” he captioned the pic. It must be especially thrilling since he can’t race while filming a movie due to insurance reasons. (Just last year, he was in a bad crash!) We’re guessing the same goes for when he’s working on Grey’s, so hiatus season is the only time that he can go for it.

What do you think of Patrick’s new race car? Did you know he drove one? Sound off below!

06.12.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Alyse Whitney
Related: Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey

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