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May032017

BAR1 Motorsports Confirms Two PC Entries for the Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown

With the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship descending onto Austin, Texas for the Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown, BAR1 Motorsports will go all-in with a two car entry at the Circuit of the Americas, May 5-6.

The line up will feature Buddy Rice and Don Yount in the No. 20 Gas Monkey Energy Drink car along side of Nick Boulle and Stefan Wilson in the No. 26 de Boulle / McFadden & Miller / Canoe Studios / Top1 Oil car.

Boulle, a Dallas resident, has had a lot of success in his PC participation in IMSA. He was on the podium at the Rolex 24, taking second place in 2016 and capturing a class win in 2017. No stranger to the Circuit of the Americas, Nick was third in last year’s Lone Star Grand Prix.

His co-driver, Stefan Wilson hopes to be a quick study on the famed F1 circuit.

“I’m excited to join BAR1 for the weekend,” said Stefan. “However, this will be my first time in a PC car… I know it’s a steep learning curve. The key for me is to use my track time wisely learning the car, and get up-to-speed as quickly as I can. I’m looking forward to the challenge and especially looking forward to teaming up with Nick Boulle.”

“This is always a fun trip for the team,” noted team owner Brian Alder. “We had a big win here in 2013, so it’s only natural to look at that accomplishment as a confidence builder. Obviously, we’ve got the tools and the team to get it done. I expect everyone on the team wants to be part of doing it again.”

“Texas is also a homecoming for Don Yount and Gas Monkey Energy Drink,” added Brian. “There’ll be a lot of local support for the No. 20 car and Don. He’s been quick here in the past, so I expect he’s going to be ready to go.”

“Nick Boulle will also be representing Texas,” continued Brian. “Nick’s family own de Boulle Diamond and Jewelry in Dallas. It’s one of the pre-eminent independent jewelers in the country. The family takes a incredible interest in their community, supporting a long list of charitable causes. You can bet Nick’s fans will be out in full force… and as he’s proven on the track, he’ll be fast. It’ll be a great weekend!”

The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Advanced Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown can be viewed on FOX Sports 11, Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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