Patrick Dempsey's finest hour as an actor may not have been playing Mike Damone on the short-lived TV version of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Likewise, it probably wasn't playing the randy teen gigolo Randy Bodek in the Movie "Loverboy," in which he both bedded Barbara Carrera and fled from angry husband Vic Tayback (in a superbad toupee). But these days, skies are brightening. Dempsey's got a career-defining role as Dr. "Mc Dreamy" on the insipid but profitable "Grey's Anatomy" and he's spending off-camera time racing in Panoz GT and Pro Miata series and and Baja 1000. He's also playing the co-owner role for IndyCar team Vision Racing. Next week, he's driving the pace car — a Corvette Convertible — for the 2007 Indy 500. I guess even Frankie Muniz deserves a role model.

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