After all, the 500-mile race, set for Sunday, will feature none other than Grey's Anatomy's Dempsey as the pace car driver.
What's more, his co-star and on-screen love, Ellen Pompeo, will be flying in for the big race, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Last week's Greys Anatomy season finale left viewers wondering about Derek and Meredith, but their off-screen friendship must be a little more solid.
Pompeo is engaged to music producer Christopher Ivery, while Patrick is married to wife Jillian, with whom he has three young children.
Another Grey's Anatomy star, Eric Dane, will be among the celebrities walking the red carpet Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Officials at the Speedway released the names of more celebs expected to be in town for the 500-Mile Race - and attending a prerace red carpet walk in Pagoda Plaza.
He'll be joining some other familiar faces, including Ashley Judd, wife of driver Dario Franchitti; Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, Dempsey, Pompeo, Dennis Farina, Ray Liotta, Survivor legend Rupert Boneham, Gene Simmons of Kiss and legendary TV mom Florence Henderson.