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PLANO, Texas, May 2, 2008 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Siemens PLM Software-sponsored driver Danica Patrick of Andretti Green Racing (AGR) – whose cars are developed with the help of Siemens PLM Software technology – won her first IndyCar® Series race, the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan.
Patrick became the first woman in history to win an IndyCar Series event. The victory came in her 50th career IndyCar Series start in which she drove the #7 Motorola car among the top-eight cars for the entire 200-lap event.
AGR, the 2007 IndyCar Series Champion, has won three of the last four IndyCar Series championships with three different drivers. The victory was AGR’s first this season and it extended AGR’s IndyCar Series record to 33 victories.
“Siemens PLM Software congratulates Andretti Green Racing and Danica Patrick on her historic first IndyCar Series win,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president of Global Marketing for Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software is proud of our relationship with the racing teams and is pleased to know that our seamless, open solutions help the teams to put the best cars out on the race track to finish in the winners circle.”
Siemens PLM Software has a long tradition of providing NX™ software, Siemens’ comprehensive digital product development solution, and Teamcenter® software, Siemens' digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, through racing sponsorships. Hendrick Motorsports, winner of the 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2006 and 2007 NASCAR Sprint Cup® Championship; Joe Gibbs Racing®, winner of the 2000, 2002 and 2005 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship; Roush Fenway Racing, winner of the 2003 and 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship; and Andretti Green Racing, winner of the 2004, 2005 and 2007 IndyCar Series Championship; have been using Siemens PLM Software technology for many years to develop their cars and improve their performance on the race track. KB Racing, winner of the 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 National Hot Rod Association® (NHRA®) Pro Stock Championship, began using Siemens PLM Software technology in 2005, and the Renault® F1 Team, winner of the 2005 Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships, established a partnership in 2004 using Tecnomatix® software, Siemens PLM Software’s best-in-class digital manufacturing solution.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.
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