Patrick Dempsey joins Daybreak on race morning

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) — Actor Patrick Dempsey is among the celebrities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on race day.

The actor, know as”McDreamy” as the star of Grey’s Anatomy, is also an avid racer, competing in numerous races over the past decade.

Dempsey will wave the green flag as the honorary starter of the 99th Indianapolis 500.

Check out the video as Dempsey speaks with 24-Hour News 8’s Lori Wilson and Eric Halvorson. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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