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.