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Jeweler Nick Boulle to Compete in Rolex 24

The race takes place on January 26 – 27.

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(PRESS RELEASE) DAYTONA BEACH, FL — The Park Place Motorsports #73 Porsche GT3R lineup of Patrick Long, Matt Campbell, Patrick Lindsey and Nick Boulle (of de Boulle, an independent jewelry salon in Dallas and Houston) is gearing up for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in the GT Daytona class. The race takes place Jan. 26-27.

This year’s field includes just under 50 cars spread across the four classes of competition: Daytona Prototype international (DPi)- for factory-supported prototype sports cars, teams and drivers; Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2)- for Pro-Am driver lineups; GT Le Mans (GTLM)- the most competitive form of GT racing in the world with factory teams, drivers and race cars; and GT Daytona (GTD)- ultra-fast GT cars built to international GT3 technical specifications fielded by professional teams with Pro-Am driver lineups. 25 GTD entries vie for the win at North America’s ultimate endurance race.

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Many of the world’s best-known sports car racers will be in the driver’s seat. Their names have been etched on everything from the Bishop-France Trophy to the back of Rolex 24 At Daytona winners’ watches, and in record books from the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the 12 Hours of Sebring. Joining them will be Formula 1 World Champions, NASCAR race winners, Indy 500 winners, champions from various other forms of motorsport, and much more. Fifty-one previous Rolex 24 at Daytona winners will be competing; Boulle secured his win in 2017.

After a solid run at the opening Roar Before the Rolex 24 earlier this month, the whole squad walked away with an enormous amount of data, as well as a better understanding of the car and the team working together, largely for the first time. The #73 Porsche finished in 9th place in GTD in final practice. The drivers felt confident with the setup changes made throughout the two days of testing and will have the car in a competitive state at the start of the grueling 24-hour race.

This year, in addition to record-setting competition and a host of world-famous drivers competing, NBC Sports has come on board to broadcast the race to the world. Over the course of the 24-hour race, the channel will include 17 commentators from a variety of motorsport arenas. Names will include Leigh Diffey, AJ Allmendinger, Calvin Fish and more.

Race coverage will start on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. CST on NBCSN and continue throughout the race until 2 p.m. the following day. NBCSN will be the exclusive avenue for IMSA Competition on TV, and it will also be shown online.

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NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — will provide live streaming coverage of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. This year, de Boulle Motorsports and Boulle have partnered with several prominent companies, including Concepta Labs, Circle Y Holdings, McFadden & Miller, Meridian Veterinary Capital, Blue Lion Capital, Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano and de Boulle.

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