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Dempsey Confirms Extension with 'Grey's Anatomy'

Created: 01/26/2014 9:46 AM WDIO.com

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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Driver Patrick Dempsey looks on from the pit area during qualifying for the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans auto race at Road Atlanta, Oct. 18, 2013, in Braselton, Ga.
AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt

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