Dempsey confirms extension with 'Grey's Anatomy'

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Updated Sunday, Jan 26 at 3:03 AM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Dempsey's acting and racing careers will be intermingled for the foreseeable future.

Dempsey, a driver/owner racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance event this weekend, confirmed Saturday night that he has signed a two-year contract extension to continue with the popular television series "Grey's Anatomy." The show has not officially been picked up beyond its 10th season, but Dempsey's deal provides a strong indication that it will be back.

Dempsey also plans to run a full season in the United SportsCar Championship.

Dempsey says the acting gig has been a huge help to his other full-time job. Dempsey and co-driver Andrew Davis are racing 13 events — which would be the actor's first full season.

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