DALLAS – Nick Boulle has joined Park Place Motorsports to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin Endurance Championship races next season.
Boulle, who owns de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry, has competed at Le Mans, Spa-Francorchamps and Daytona during his racing career, earning a Rolex 24 victory in the Prototype Challenge class in 2017 while driving for Performance Tech.
Boulle will share driving duties of the Porsche 911 GT3 R with 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,” said Boulle. “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.”
Lindsey is looking forward to sharing the cockpit of the Porsche 911 GT3 R with Boulle.
“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.”