Ellen Pompeo, Eric Dane to Join Patrick Dempsey at Indianapolis 500

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If star gazing is your thing, then the Indianapolis 500 is for you, even if you aren't a big auto racing enthusiast like Patrick Dempsey.

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.

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Here's one link from the paper...still looking.... http://www2.indystar.com/autof...


Well, I'm back from the parade....Eric Dane was riding in an old mustang. He looked great! PD was in an even older car, don't know what model. There was a woman in the front seat, but it sure didn't look like Ellen. PD looked GREAT! Tan, smiling....Both he and ED looked thinner. ED's hair was more salt & pepper, PD's was dark! Oh, he is sooooo handsome. I wasn't terribly happy with the photos that I took, they weren't as close up as I would've liked...but I'll still share if someone can tell me how / where to post them. The girlfriend I went with had a zoom lens and she thought her photos would be much closer...but her camera was a film camera and she was taking the filrm to be developed right after the parade.... It was great, can't wait for tomorrow!


Hmm, hey Kathy, i am just glad i am not the only obsessed fan about those two. someone please post their pictures as soon as you get them. Thanks!


That is great that you think you saw PD! That would be a dream come true! Do you know if the parade will be televised? I wonder if Patrick and Ellen will be together in the parade? I would think so! I can see them now ..... him holding her hand either walking down the street or sitting side by side in a car in the parade! I really hope everyone gets good pics of them! I'm excited and I 'm not even going to be there! (ha0


I think I just saw Patrick Dempsey!!!!!! My office is downtown on a major thoroughfare close to the 500 Festival offices....I've been seeing the same guys driving around in the pace car replicas for 2 weeks...they're orange corvette convertables with a special paint job. I've seen the same guy over and over & he always has the top down - and the cars have special numbered plates... Anyway - I was sitting in my office, and saw a DIFFERENT pace car (different plate #) with the top UP - but from my 3rd floor view, I could see the driver inside - a dark headed guy with a dark blue shirt (like the one PD was wearing in the Fox interview).... I'm going to believe it was him, anyway....can't wait for the parade tomorrow. A friend has connections, so we'll be getting a curbside view....


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Below is a clip from foxnews of Patrick Dempsey talking about the Indy 500 race and GA. I loved it when he says he can't wait to see what happens with Meredith in season 4! I bet Patrick is sooooo hoping that (Mer & Der) get back together!
He looks so cute with his summer haircut! (ha) http://search2.foxnews.com/sea...


Hey merder fan you are right,it just unfortunate those two found each other too late. Well somethings are not meant to be!


I totally agree! Patrick and Ellen are a perfect couple! He does have a wife and she does have a boyfriend, but it is just so evident the connection they have for each other..on and off screen! They do seem like the perfect real life couple. I remember reading somewhere when they did the NY & Co photo shoot together, that one of the photographers (I think it was) said that you would think they were a real life couple! So its not just us crazy fans that see the connection between these two! Even on one of the podcasts, (6 days part 1 and 2 that airs tonight) it was mentioned that these two actors really enjoyed working together and had so much fun together making each other laugh all the time. They said they had a time getting the scenes completed because these two were laughing so much. (Most of been during the snoring scenes and when they were playing around when he was tickling her). Anyway, like someone else said, if we can't have them as a real life couple...I'm glad they are great friends because it really shows onscreen how lovable this couple can be!


Ellen pompeo and patrick dempsey, if only in another world, another time and another date, those two would have been made for each other. if only......... well its all good that they are friends anyway, at least friendship is better than nothing at all. I AM CRAZY, I KNOW, BUT IT DOESNT HURT TO DREAM SOMETIME!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)