Winning car.

Updated June 23:

Check out this video clip of Patrick Dempsey's time at Le Mans in the Mazda 787B race car.

Original article June 6:

According to Auto Guide, actor Patrick Dempsey (Dr. Derek Sheppard, "Grey's Anatomy") has been accorded the honor of being asked by Mazda to drive its 787B race car, which took the overall win in 1991, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. Patrick proved himself as a driver by placing third in the 24 Hours of Daytona. He will race his own Mazda RX-8 at Watkins Glen the week before the race in Le Mans.

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