Nick Boulle Joins Park Place Motorsports as Endurance Driver
Nick Boulle is turning laps in Park Place Motorsports’ new Porsche 911 GT3 R for testing at Daytona International Raceway as the official endurance driver for 2019.
Boulle of de Boule Diamond & Jewelry, with locations in Dallas and Houston, brings the Texas charm Park Place Motorsports was missing. Boulle is the first Dallas native to sport the logo of the Dallas based Park Place Dealerships. The city connection gives each company a chance to expand its well-established notoriety in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Boulle offers more than a business connection when behind the wheel of the No. 73. He brings years of experience on the world’s greatest endurance race courses including Le Mans, Spa Franchorchamp and Daytona. His greatest notoriety may be when he became the first certified Rolex retailer to win the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the LMPC class with Performance Tech Motorsports in 2017.
Boulle often chases race wins, but this year he looks forward to pursuing a championship alongside teammates Team Principal Patrick Lindsey and Porsche Factory Driver Patrick Long.
“There are way too many people to thank who have helped make this possible, and I can’t wait to reward them with an unbelievable and exciting year. To say I am excited about what we have put together with Park Place Motorsports and Porsche for this year in the Michelin Endurance Championship is an understatement.
“Knowing I am slotted in alongside Patrick Lindsey, and Pat Long for the Rolex 24 is a dream come true. The brand-new Porsche GT3 R looks unbelievable, and I can’t wait to get my first few miles in it under my belt. I have a lot of learning to do in terms of GT racing, but I’m excited for the challenge and know I’ll be prepared with the experienced teammates I have to lean on this year.
“Having a brand-name like Porsche and Park Place behind you certainly comes with the added pressure, but I think that we can deliver. This is something I’ve worked towards for the past four years, putting together in terms of running for a full championship like the Michelin Endurance Championship, and I can’t wait to see what we can do this year.”
In Dallas, Lindsey looks forward to building up Park Place Motorsports’ brand in the team’s new hometown with Boulle alongside him while undertaking the task. At track, he is gearing up to bring Boulle up to speed in the Porsche 911 GT3 R and win a championship.
“Nick is a great guy and a great driver which is why I’m happy to have him as part of our team this year,” Lindsey said. “I think he’ll fit in just fine and get up to speed quickly. He’s been a pro in the car before and has some GT experience. He also has experience winning at one of our biggest races, which is more than I can say. He’s very steady in the car which makes him ideal for the position of endurance driver. He also brings that Dallas connection that I believe will make people in the area more excited about having a hometown team. Hopefully, he can help us integrate into our new home.”
Boulle’s first duty as a Park Place driver is to aid Porsche at the official IMSA test at Daytona Tuesday, Dec. 11. Lindsey and Long will join Boulle in the No. 73 Park Place Porsche at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 Jan. 4-6. The early Jan. weekend will be the first time all three drivers share a car, the fourth driver for the Rolex 24 At Daytona has yet to be named but will participate in the Roar.