De Boulle wins 24 hour ROLEX

UPCOMING MOTORSPORT EVENTS:
 

DALLAS: Join us March 9th from 6PM to 8PM as we celebrate the team’s ROLEX 24 Victory
 

Click here for more details on the Dallas event.
 

HOUSTON: Join us March 10th from 5PM to 8PM as we celebrate our victory in PC at the ROLEX 24 and Risi Competizione Ferrari’s podium in GTLM.
 

Click here for more details on our Houston event.
 

Dallas, TX— Nick Boulle wins at the 55th Annual ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona for the Prototype Challenge (PC) Class. Nick Boulle, the 27-year-old son of Denis and Karen Boulle— of de Boulle, an independent jewelry salon in Dallas and Houston, anchored in the final segment and cruised to victory. Boulle made history being part of the youngest group of drivers to win the 24 Hours of Daytona as well as being the first Authorized ROLEX Dealer to win the prestigious endurance race.

The No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca FLM09 finished 22 laps ahead of its closest rival in the twenty-four-hour classic, despite the night’s brutal rain and cold. The race consists of 24 hours straight of racing waged on the legendary Daytona International Speedway. It’s the first major auto race of the year, and it brought out some of sport’s biggest names, including: Jeff Gordon, Scott Dixon, Buddy Rice and Graham Rahal to name a few. The car features an open-cockpit and technology such as a carbon fiber chassis, carbon brakes and sequential gearbox. Weighing in at 1990 pounds, the PC car reaches top speeds of around 190 mph with more than 450 horsepower.

>
Boulle drove alongside Performance Tech Motorsports drivers: James French (24), Kyle Masson (19) and 17-year-old Patricio (Pato) O’Ward, one of the youngest lineups to win in the history of the race. Each driver had his turn leading the PC class. “I cannot say enough about how well the team performed,” said Boulle, whose debut last year at the 54th Annual ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona resulted in a second-place finish in the Prototype Challenge Class.


“Taking the class win in the ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona is a dream come true for drivers across disciplines of motorsports from NASCAR, WEC and Indy car,” Boulle said. “There’s no such thing as an easy ride at a race like this, but everyone performed flawlessly. We did take a few risks to win, but our strength was in our preparation and consistency.”

>
To make this result possible, de Boulle Motorsports partnered with several prominent Texas companies: Clover Partners, McFadden & Miller and Palmares Energy. Boulle added, “I can’t wait to see what else this result for de Boulle Motorsports, Clover Partners, McFadden & Miller and Palmares Energy leads to next.”

>
Winners’ of this historic 24-hour endurance race receive very special engraved ROLEX Daytona timepieces. So, all the hard work paid off. Boulle was awarded a brand-new ROLEX Daytona timepiece from the ROLEX President and CEO, Stewart Wicht. According to Wicht, Boulle made history by being the first Authorized ROLEX Dealer to win the ROLEX 24. The 2017 edition of the luxury watch features both gold and stainless steel with an oyster face. The watch was designed to meet the demand of the professional racing driver. A ROLEX Daytona is one of the most sought after timepieces in the world and these special trophies are coveted by racing drivers around the world. The de Boulle location in Dallas is proud to be an authorized dealer for ROLEX and TUDOR timepieces, two of the series’ sponsors.

rolex 24 de boulle motorsports
ROLEX 24 LMPC car nick boulle
Nick Boulle has been confirmed to race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Nick Boulle, the 27-year-old son of Denis and Karen Boulle — of deBoulle, an independent jewelry salon in Dallas and Houston — will appear in a strong driver lineup in what is the race’s 55th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, North America’s premier sports car event.
Four young drivers are set to pilot the Oreca FLM09 in the Le Mans Prototype Challenge (PC) class. Boulle will drive alongside full season driver James French, Patricio O’Ward, and Kyle Masson. The car features an open-cockpit and technology such as a carbon fiber chassis, carbon brakes and sequential gearbox. Weighing in at 1990 pounds, the PC car reaches top speeds of around 190 mph with more than 450 horsepower.

The 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona will mark Boulle’s second run for the win at the historic race. Boulle’s debut last year at the 54th Annual Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona resulted in a second-place finish in the Prototype Challenge Class.

Nick Boulle signs autographs at the 2016 ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona
“I am beyond excited to take part for the second time in the ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona,” said Boulle. “I had success racing with Performance Tech Motorsports & James French in 2016 where we logged a podium finish in the Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas, so I think we can build on that success. Having so much support from Texas companies, not only deBoulle, but also Clover Partners, McFadden & Miller and Palmares Energy makes this race even more important to me. We have a great group attending so my hope is that all of the hard work we’ve put in to make this event possible and successful comes together for us this year!”

rolex 24 hours with <sup>de</sup>boulle motorsports
Winners’ of this historic 24-hour endurance race receive very special engraved stainless steel ROLEX Daytona watches. They are some of the most sought after timepieces in the world and these special trophies are coveted by racing drivers around the world. The deBoulle store in Dallas is proud to be an authorized dealer for Rolex timepieces making this race even more special.

deBoulle Motorsports has partnered with several prominent Texas companies: Clover Partners, McFadden & Miller and Palmares Energy. The race consists of 24 hours straight of racing waged on the legendary Daytona International Speedway. It’s the first major auto race of the year, and it brings out some of sport’s biggest names, including: Jeff Gordon, Scott Dixon, Buddy Rice, Graham Rahal and more.

Action will start on Thursday, January 26th, with testing and qualifying continuing through to Saturday morning. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will then kick off Saturday, January 28, at 2:40 pm and finish on Sunday, January 29, at 2:40 pm. FOX Sports and IMSA will provide 24 hours of live television coverage of the Rolex 24 across FOX, FS1, FS2 and IMSA TV. The FOX Sports GO app will also have 25 consecutive hours of Rolex 24 programming, with live streaming in the U.S.

TAKE A RIDE ON BOARD WITH NICK BOULLE AT LAST YEAR’S 2016 ROLEX 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA