The ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona is now one of the World’s most premier endurance motorsports events. With drivers, brands, teams and fans from across the globe, walking through the paddock is like a motorsports “who’s who” that bridges the gap between Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, Le Mans and more…

 

Winning Ford Mark II (#98) leads two other Ford Mark II cars (#95 and #96)

A little history and some fun facts on the ROLEX 24 Hours:

  • The ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona is run on the 3.56-mile (5.73 km) combined road course / NASCAR speedway of Daytona International Speedway. The advanced racecars taking part this coming weekend will reach speeds of upwards of 200mph on the steep banks of Daytona before they dip into Turn 1 of the road course just past pit exit.
  • The race is one leg of the Endurance Racing “Triple Crown” which consists of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona. The first driver to win this trio of important endurance races was Phil Hill in 1964 while the most recent winner of all three races was Timo Bernhard in 2010. Other notable racers to accomplish this feat include: AJ Foyt, Andy Wallace, Dan Gurney, Stirling Moss, David Hobbs, and Hurley Haywood.
  • Phil Hill’s initial run at the Daytona 24 was crippled, incidentally, when he hit a seagull. (The seagull’s day was also reportedly cut short.)
  • Since its inception, it has been held on the last weekend of January or first weekend of February as part of Speedweeks, and it is the first major automobile race of the year in the United States. It is also the first race of the season for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
  • The race initially started in 1959 as a 6-hour/1,000km race and later transitioned first to a 2,000km race. Finally, starting in 1966 the Daytona race was extended to match the length of the 24 Heures du Mans.
  • All winning drivers in each class of racecar receive especially engraved ROLEX Cosmograph Daytona watches. Since 1991, the watch given out was the stainless steel Daytona with white dial, but in 2017 the watch handed out for the first time became the steel & gold Daytona with white dial. Traditionally, the white dial is reserved for the ROLEX 24 at Daytona while the black dial has been given out to motorcycle winners in years past.
  • This winning trophy-watch is one of the most coveted racing trophies on the planet and the watch itself is even named after the famous Speedway itself.
  • The ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona is actually now one of the most attended races in North America – dwarfed only by NASCAR’s & IndyCar’s most attended races – the Daytona 500, Indy 500 and the Winston 500.

 

For 2019, the #73 Porsche GT3R of Park Place Motorsports / de Boulle features one of the strongest lineups in the GTD field. Here’s a rundown on the trio of driver’s joining our own, Nick Boulle, in the brand new Porsche racecar.

Matthew Campbell

With the impressive feat of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in his first try in 2018 on his racing resumé, Campbell’s name precedes him. Matt grew up around racing, his Grandfather Bill Campbell ran the local circuit Morgan Park Raceway and both Bill and Matt’s auntie “TC” taught him how to drive and then how to race. Matt’s natural ability soon shone, and he was soon looking for new challenges.

At the age of just 16 was Queensland State Champion for Super Sprints, second in the Queensland Formula Ford Championship and holds the lap record at Sydney Motorsport Park for Historic Group Q Racing in an F2 ASP 330. In 2012 Matt won the Queensland Formula Ford Championship and went on to set more lap records, this time at his home circuit Morgan Park, again in the ASP330 he set the new record at 1:17.172 on the 3km circuit. Having already established a name for himself in Queensland Matt needed to move from State to National events.

Not to be outdone for the QLD Super Sprint State Championships he won again in 2013 and also set another new Lap Record during the year, this time in a Historic Tiga Sports 2000 for Historic Group R Sports. Moving into the National Formula Ford Matt finished 9th overall.

The 2014 year for Matt and his Matt Campbell Racing team was best described as “HUGE”. The decision was made to move from single seater racing into sedans, and Matt’s choice of racing was the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. Over the course of the year his talent was obvious to everyone, he won the B Class with one round to spare.

The final round at Phillip Island Matt was offered the drive of a Class A car and he pretty much trumped the whole field by being fastest in practice, qualifying and winning all of the races, and by at least a 10 second margin! He was the recipient of the Will Power Young Achiever of the year award, holds the Lap Record at Phillip Island for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and was also awarded the Pirelli 2014 Performer of the Year Award. And to top it off was again the Queensland Super Sprint State Champion.

In 2015 Matt qualified the Imak Porsche 911 GT3R 12th at Bathurst for the 12 Hour race with an impressive 2:04.6446 and competed in the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup finishing 3rd in the Championship. In 2016 Matt won the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship and as now racing in Europe as a Porsche ‘Junior’ factory driver.

 

Patrick Long

Patrick Long is a two-time Pirelli World Challenge champion, three-time ALMS GT champion, class winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans, the only North American employed as a factory racing driver by Porsche and a class winner at the 2013 SCORE Baja 1000. With California roots and a European racing pedigree, he is one of the top sportscar racers of this generation, and he continues to races around the globe in support of Porsche’s objectives. For 2019, Patrick’s primary program will be a full-season in IMSA’s GTD class with Park Place Motorsports.

A prodigy, Long began racing karts at eight after driving his first kart at six. He went on to capture several state and national titles and raced in the Belgium Junior Championship where he finished second. In 1997, he became the lead driver for SSC Racing winning the IKF Formula A title and the WKA Constructors’ Cup. He moved to Europe to pursue his career at age 16. Once in Europe, he gained immediate recognition by becoming the first American (in 1998) to win an International European karting event in 20 years. He went on to win 15 WKA Constructor’s Cup series races in a row placing second in the international North American Karting Championship. The success still ranks as the highest finishing position for an American in the series. He moved to France in 1999 to make his debut in automobiles. Long placed third overall in the Elf Campus series and won nine of 11 races in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Series in the United States that season.

Long is married, and he and his wife welcomed their first child, a boy, into their family in 2015. Likeable and laid back, Long brings a unique style and youth to Porsche as the only factory American driver. Beyond his duties racing for Porsche, Long enjoys maintaining a physical fitness routine. To do so, he focuses on road bicycles, surfing and motocross. When possible, he continues to kart. He speaks English, French, Italian and German.

 

Patrick Lindsey

The other Patrick driving in the #73 Porsche GT3R for 2019 also happens to be team principal of Park Place Motorsports. Many people can say they race to work, but few can say they race for work. Patrick Lindsey is one of those few who add, race-car diver, to the resume. Lindsey’s work abstract reads like a movie script fit for the silver screen. His motorsports career started on the back roads of Bakersfield, California where he first found interest in the sport through drag racing an old pickup truck. Alongside a decade long career in motorsports, Lindsey competed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He helped grow a financial empire on Wall Street before switching gears to something even faster, aviation. He currently is President of Mira Vista Aviation, a jet management and charter company located in Los Angeles, California. When duty calls and time permits, Lindsey moonlights as a Gulfstream IV pilot. But still, Lindsey finds his adrenaline rush behind the seat of his No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3R.

Splitting time between motorsports and any industry could have most heads spinning but not Lindsey. When the helmet goes on this laid back gentleman known for his big heart and cool demeanor becomes a competitive force to be reckoned with, and he has one goal in mind – a victory for Park Place Motorsports. After making his professional racing debut in 2007 with Horton Autosport in the elite World Challenge series, Lindsey has proven time and time again that his talent can place him on the podium any given day. His talent also lead him to the highest platform in North American endurance racing, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Lindsey’s drive for continued advancement has seen him through drag strips to race school, club racing and eventually professional racing. Armed with fierce determination there is no guessing where it could take him next.

“I’ve never doubted the theory that if you work hard enough, you can do anything. But it’s good to remember you can’t do it alone. If you have a passion for what you do and compassion for the people around you, you will find success. Especially, if you remember those who support your dreams. If you show genuine care and determination people will want to work with you; they’ll want to be in the trenches alongside you. That’s a winning technique.”

A lap around Daytona Speedway with Boulle at the wheel of his previous 2016 LMPC entry – use your phone for a 360* view.


 

 

This year, de Boulle Motorsports has 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.

About de Boulle Motorsports / de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
de Boulle Motorsports is a living and moving illustration of the passion for excellence that de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry has for both jewelry & timepieces. de Boulle was established in 1983 by Denis and Karen Boulle, de Boulle has assembled an unrivaled collection of diamonds, fine jewelry and timepieces unsurpassed for its elegance and depth in selection. de Boulle has served thousands of discerning customers and built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent independently-owned jewelers in the United States. The Boulle’s have taken a continued interest in the community and currently supports a list of charitable causes. de Boulle is located in Dallas at ‪6821 Preston Rd.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and in Houston’s River Oaks District at ‪4444 Westheimer Rd.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ For more information, visit deBoulle.com

About Concepta Labs
Concepta Labs is a clinical laboratory housed in a state-of-the-art testing facility in Dallas, Texas. We are focused on delivering best-in-class blood testing services to a national audience of healthcare professionals through a collaborative blend of applied science and innovative technologies in the fields of blood chemistry, immunology, hematology and pathology.

About McFadden & Miller
The McFadden & Miller Story now spans seven decades of construction excellence. Founded in 1946, McFadden & Miller, Ltd. began life shortly after World War II through a partnership with a young Trammel Crow, making it the oldest and most experienced GC in the region. Today McFadden & Miller retains its position as a premier design/builder in the DFW area. The structural designs McFadden & Miller implemented many years ago were so unique to the industry that years later the McFadden & Miller “brand” is recognized and favored as an asset to any real estate portfolio. Mark Jacobson now serves as President of McFadden & Miller, with Jon Jacobson performing as Vice-President. Most “general” contractors broker every phase of construction to the lowest bidder, but McFadden & Miller actually self-performs such functions as engineering, mass grading and concrete work. This ability as well as their unique method of de-centralized project management, relying on the expertise of field managers to run projects, allows for economies, control and quality unmatched by other GC’s. McFadden & Miller began with a philosophy of treating its clients with fairness, honesty, and consideration, and always delivering the best possible product at a reasonable price. Sixty million square feet of industrial, office and retail product later McFadden & Miller is still embracing those ethics.

About Meridian Veterinary Capital
MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets is a 24-hour emergency, critical care and specialty animal hospital. MedVet is employee owned & veterinary led and is leading specialty healthcare provider for pets. MedVet provides specialty referral services, as well as emergency services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More than 100,000 dogs and cats are treated annually at MedVet’s expanding network of medical centers across the country. Meridian is a real estate investment, management and development company based in Dallas, Texas. Working with an established network of financial partners, architects and construction management professionals, Meridian’s mission is to create value for its investors by acquiring, developing and investing in real estate and real estate related assets. Meridian is primarily focused on senior housing and healthcare related investments. Meridian has acquired or developed projects in many areas of the United States including Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Washington, California, Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.

About Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano

A Dallas staple, Javier’s has been serving the finest in Continental Mexico City Cuisine since 1977 and continues to draw guests from around the world.

About Circle Y Holdings

About Blue Lion Capital 

 

Daytona Beach, FL— Park Place Motorsports #73 Porsche GT3R lineup of Patrick Long, Matt Campbell, Patrick Lindsey and Nick Boulle are gearing up for the upcoming ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona in the GT Daytona class. The race takes place this coming weekend, January 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.

Many of the world’s most respected and famous 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. 51 previous ROLEX 24 at Daytona winners will be competing- Boulle secured his win back 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 onboard to broadcast the race to the world. Over the course of the 24-hour race, the channel will even include 17 different commentators that come from a variety of motorsport arenas. Names will include Leigh Diffey, AJ Allmendinger, Calvin Fish, and more.

Race coverage will start on Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 pm CST on NBCSN and continue throughout the race until 2:00 pm the following day. NBCSN will be the exclusive avenue for IMSA Competition on TV, and it will also be shown online.

IMSA ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP

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.

Here is an outline of NBC Sports’ on-site personality coverage for the ROLEX 24:

Time (ET) Platform Commentators Pit Crew “Peacock Pit Box”
2 – 5 p.m. NBCSN Diffey, Fish & Allmendinger Snider, Burns & Stavast Voda, Letarte, Earnhardt & Bell
5 – 9 p.m. NBC Sports App Allen, Tracy, Bell & Till Beekhuis, Lee & Kligerman Voda
9 p.m. – 12 a.m. NBCSN Diffey, Fish, Allmendinger & Till Snider, Burns & Stavast Voda, Letarte & Earnhardt
12 – 3 a.m. NBCSN Allen, Tracy & Till Beekhuis, Lee & Kligerman N/A
6 – 9 a.m. NBCSN Diffey & Fish Snider & Burns N/A
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. NBCSN Allen, Tracy,  Allmendinger & Bell Beekhuis, Lee & Kligerman Voda, Letarte & Earnhardt
12 – 3 p.m. NBCSN Diffey, Fish,  Allmendinger & Bell Snider, Burns & Stavast Voda, Letarte & Earnhardt

*Subject to change

This year, de Boulle Motorsports has 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.

About de Boulle Motorsports / de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
de Boulle Motorsports is a living and moving illustration of the passion for excellence that de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry has for both jewelry & timepieces. de Boulle was established in 1983 by Denis and Karen Boulle, de Boulle has assembled an unrivaled collection of diamonds, fine jewelry and timepieces unsurpassed for its elegance and depth in selection. de Boulle has served thousands of discerning customers and built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent independently-owned jewelers in the United States. The Boulle’s have taken a continued interest in the community and currently supports a list of charitable causes. de Boulle is located in Dallas at ‪6821 Preston Rd.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and in Houston’s River Oaks District at ‪4444 Westheimer Rd.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ For more information, visit deBoulle.com

About Concepta Labs
Concepta Labs is a clinical laboratory housed in a state-of-the-art testing facility in Dallas, Texas. We are focused on delivering best-in-class blood testing services to a national audience of healthcare professionals through a collaborative blend of applied science and innovative technologies in the fields of blood chemistry, immunology, hematology and pathology.

About McFadden & Miller
The McFadden & Miller Story now spans seven decades of construction excellence. Founded in 1946, McFadden & Miller, Ltd. began life shortly after World War II through a partnership with a young Trammel Crow, making it the oldest and most experienced GC in the region. Today McFadden & Miller retains its position as a premier design/builder in the DFW area. The structural designs McFadden & Miller implemented many years ago were so unique to the industry that years later the McFadden & Miller “brand” is recognized and favored as an asset to any real estate portfolio. Mark Jacobson now serves as President of McFadden & Miller, with Jon Jacobson performing as Vice-President. Most “general” contractors broker every phase of construction to the lowest bidder, but McFadden & Miller actually self-performs such functions as engineering, mass grading and concrete work. This ability as well as their unique method of de-centralized project management, relying on the expertise of field managers to run projects, allows for economies, control and quality unmatched by other GC’s. McFadden & Miller began with a philosophy of treating its clients with fairness, honesty, and consideration, and always delivering the best possible product at a reasonable price. Sixty million square feet of industrial, office and retail product later McFadden & Miller is still embracing those ethics.

About Meridian Veterinary Capital
MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets is a 24-hour emergency, critical care and specialty animal hospital. MedVet is employee owned & veterinary led and is leading specialty healthcare provider for pets. MedVet provides specialty referral services, as well as emergency services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More than 100,000 dogs and cats are treated annually at MedVet’s expanding network of medical centers across the country. Meridian is a real estate investment, management and development company based in Dallas, Texas. Working with an established network of financial partners, architects and construction management professionals, Meridian’s mission is to create value for its investors by acquiring, developing and investing in real estate and real estate related assets. Meridian is primarily focused on senior housing and healthcare related investments. Meridian has acquired or developed projects in many areas of the United States including Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Washington, California, Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.

About Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano

A Dallas staple, Javier’s has been serving the finest in Continental Mexico City Cuisine since 1977 and continues to draw guests from around the world.

About Circle Y Holdings

About Blue Lion Capital 

 

Daytona Beach, FL— Nick Boulle hit the track for the first time this past weekend for the Roar Before the ROLEX 24 with his recently announced lineup at Park Place Motorsports. The three strong teammates included the two factory Porsche drivers: Patrick Long (USA) and Matt Campbell (AUS), alongside team principal and driver Patrick Lindsey (USA).

The team drove the brand new 2019 Porsche GT3R at the Michelin Endurance Championship, and they will drive the same vehicle at the ROLEX 24 at Daytona, the Sebring 12 Hour, 6 Hours of the Glen and Petit Le Mans. The upcoming race, the ROLEX 24, is certainly the crown jewel of the championship that fittingly hands the winner of each class the coveted ROLEX Daytona in steel and 18K yellow gold.

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 kicked off the racing season at Daytona as the three-day test served as the final dress rehearsal before the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Roar Before the 24 gave teams in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship the opportunity to test their cars, engines, drivers and crew ahead of the season-opening Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at the Daytona International Speedway. Drivers and engineers ran through pit stops at speed, driver change practice, tune their car’s suspensions and aero settings.

 

 

The test marked the first time Boulle had been on the track since a second-place finish in Johnson Equipment Company’s LMP1 car at the Classic 24 Hours alongside Randy Johnson. It also marked his first time in the Porsche GT3 car, which Porsche only debuted weeks before to the world.

Long, Campbell, Lindsey and Boulle each left the test feeling positive about the car’s development and how the weekend shaped up. Boulle is now focused on preparing for the race weekend in the #73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3, with the chance to win another ROLEX Daytona at the top of each of his mind.

The 57th running of the race will mark Boulle’s fourth chance to race for a win at the ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona, this time in the most competitive category of the race, GT Daytona, which features more than 25 cars in the class. The GT cars feature manufacturers from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, Mercedes and BMW with engines producing up to 550hp and massive aerodynamic upgrades from their road going form.

 

 

Boulle commented, “For sure we had a successful weekend. I’m learning the new car well that the two Patrick’s and Matt obviously know very well so I’m excited for the race. The Porsche GT3 car itself is obviously beautiful, but the technology and development behind the car is surreal. It’s going to be a competitive race in GTD so hopefully we’re right where we need to be at the end. I know Patrick Long, Matt Campbell, Patrick Lindsey and myself are going to make for a strong lineup, so now we just have to get there, and see what we can put together!”

 

The ROLEX 24 Hours of Daytona takes place Jan. 26-27 with the green flag waving Saturday, January 26th at 12:35 pm. ET and concluding Sunday, January 27th at 12:35 pm. The race can be watched live in its entirety from home with NBCSN, NBC Sports online and IMSA.tv. The race is also broadcasted live over the air with IMSA Radio. To keep up with Boulle’s progress use scoring.imsa.com. For a detailed track and broadcast schedule visit http://imsa.com.

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.

About de Boulle Motorsports / de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
de Boulle Motorsports is a living and moving illustration of the passion for excellence that de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry has for both jewelry & timepieces. de Boulle was established in 1983 by Denis and Karen Boulle, de Boulle has assembled an unrivaled collection of diamonds, fine jewelry and timepieces unsurpassed for its elegance and depth in selection. de Boulle has served thousands of discerning customers and built a reputation as one of the pre-eminent independently-owned jewelers in the United States. The Boulle’s have taken a continued interest in the community and currently supports a list of charitable causes. de Boulle is located in Dallas at ‪6821 Preston Rd.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and in Houston’s River Oaks District at ‪4444 Westheimer Rd.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ For more information, visit deBoulle.com

About Concepta Labs
Concepta Labs is a clinical laboratory housed in a state-of-the-art testing facility in Dallas, Texas. We are focused on delivering best-in-class blood testing services to a national audience of healthcare professionals through a collaborative blend of applied science and innovative technologies in the fields of blood chemistry, immunology, hematology and pathology.

About McFadden & Miller
The McFadden & Miller Story now spans seven decades of construction excellence. Founded in 1946, McFadden & Miller, Ltd. began life shortly after World War II through a partnership with a young Trammel Crow, making it the oldest and most experienced GC in the region. Today McFadden & Miller retains its position as a premier design/builder in the DFW area. The structural designs McFadden & Miller implemented many years ago were so unique to the industry that years later the McFadden & Miller “brand” is recognized and favored as an asset to any real estate portfolio. Mark Jacobson now serves as President of McFadden & Miller, with Jon Jacobson performing as Vice-President. Most “general” contractors broker every phase of construction to the lowest bidder, but McFadden & Miller actually self-performs such functions as engineering, mass grading and concrete work. This ability as well as their unique method of de-centralized project management, relying on the expertise of field managers to run projects, allows for economies, control and quality unmatched by other GC’s. McFadden & Miller began with a philosophy of treating its clients with fairness, honesty, and consideration, and always delivering the best possible product at a reasonable price. Sixty million square feet of industrial, office and retail product later McFadden & Miller is still embracing those ethics.

About Meridian Veterinary Capital
MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets is a 24-hour emergency, critical care and specialty animal hospital. MedVet is employee owned & veterinary led and is leading specialty healthcare provider for pets. MedVet provides specialty referral services, as well as emergency services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More than 100,000 dogs and cats are treated annually at MedVet’s expanding network of medical centers across the country. Meridian is a real estate investment, management and development company based in Dallas, Texas. Working with an established network of financial partners, architects and construction management professionals, Meridian’s mission is to create value for its investors by acquiring, developing and investing in real estate and real estate related assets. Meridian is primarily focused on senior housing and healthcare related investments. Meridian has acquired or developed projects in many areas of the United States including Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Washington, California, Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.

About Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano

A Dallas staple, Javier’s has been serving the finest in Continental Mexico City Cuisine since 1977 and continues to draw guests from around the world.

About Circle Y Holdings

About Blue Lion Capital 

 

 

Former IMSA Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona class winner, Nick Boulle — of de Boulle, an independent jewelry salon in Dallas and Houston, enjoyed podium celebrations once again this past weekend in Daytona. This time, the Texas-based driver drove in the Johnson Equipment Company Pescarolo LMP1 car around the steep banks of Daytona International Speedway.

Nick was co-driving alongside Randy Johnson, of Dallas, TX, in what is known as the Classic 24 Hours of Daytona. The race which takes place over 24 hours involves the car racing for one hour during every 6 hours that pass by for a combined time that determines finishing order. The pair would compete in the ultra fast Group E category which featured a range of prototypes ranging from the Pescarolo LMP1 car Randy & Nick drove to the Audi R8 LMP1 car that won Le Mans and the Sebring 12 Hours some years earlier.

In what was only his first day behind the wheel of an LMP1 car, Boulle qualified the car in 3rd place behind former factory ace and multi-time Le Mans winner, Andy Wallace in the Audi R8, and American professional racer, Butch Leitzinger, despite being caught out by traffic on his quickest lap. In addition to being a historically significant Le Mans racer, the Pescarolo 07 LMP1 car is astonishingly fast with its 720hp JUDD V-10 Engine that revs to more than 9,000 RPM. The drivers hit speeds as high as 197mph in to the Bus Stop section of the Daytona Speedway and topped out at 202 mph in to turn 1 as they jumped on to the carbon-carbon brakes at the end of the banking.

Nick started race 1 for the racing duo and was able to move the car up one position during the hour long race to finish in second just ahead of the legendary Audi R8 LMP1 car. Randy took the wheel for race 2 and drove the car to a strong finish ahead of the other Pescarolo LMP1 car in 4th position. He performed exceptionally well against the competitive all-pro lineup of the Audi R8 through the 60-minute race. Boulle started race 3 not only setting fastest lap of the field but also cruising to a win with the Audi R8 of Andy Wallace in chase.

 

In race 4, Nick Boulle took the hole shot thanks to a perfectly timed start as he was able to get the inside line in to turn 1 despite starting on the outside. Despite dealing with fading rear grip, Nick had the task of reeling in the time lost to the Audi R8 overnight of 58 seconds. After the one-hour race, Nick had closed down the 58 second gap to within 3 seconds of the overall win. Sadly, pushing through traffic cost too much time and the pair rolled across the line in second place to end the Classic 24 Hours of Daytona.

 

 

Nick Boulle:

“This was my first time racing at the Classic 24 Hours and it has been such a fun weekend. Randy has been amazing to work with and did such a good job, improving the car and his driving every single session. We made a great team. I never thought I would say I was driving a LMP1 car on the banks of Daytona at more than 200mph, so this is definitely something I’ll remember forever. I’m looking forward to the next outing we have in the Pescarolo!”