Dempsey back at Daytona

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This weekend Dempsey will co-drive the No. 27 Porsche 911 in the GT Daytona class.

Three years ago at the Rolex 24, actor-racer Patrick Dempsey truly looked more like the latter in co-driving to a third-place finish in the production-based GT class -- arguably the best result of his racing career.

Dempsey led the GT class for 28 laps; it was considered a watershed performance for a man who wants to be known as much for his racing as his Hollywood achievements. His post-race interview after coming off the podium celebration was an emotional, almost cathartic display where he talked openly about his long-time dreams of being a race car driver, and what it meant to realize those dreams.

Park Place Motorsports livery presentation: Patrick Dempsey
Park Place Motorsports livery presentation: Patrick Dempsey

Photo by: Trevor Horn

This weekend Dempsey will co-drive the No. 27 Porsche 911 in the GT Daytona class, with longtime cohort Joe Foster plus Andrew Davis and Mark Lieb.

"It's exciting to be back," Dempsey said. "GTD is a very competitive, huge (29 cars) field this year. The key to win here is you can't make any mistakes.

Not come into the pits. [For me] I have to keep a pace I'm comfortable with. But we have a great driver lineup. We have a team that can do it."

NASCAR Wire

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