PLANO, Texas, October 19, 2007 – Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Siemens PLM Software-sponsored racing team Hendrick Motorsports – whose cars are developed with the help of Siemens PLM Software technology – won back-to-back races to take the lead in the NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series Chase for the Championship.
Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, a four-time NEXTEL Cup Champion, won the UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Superspeedway and the Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway to take the lead in the Chase. Teammate Jimmie Johnson, the 2006 NEXTEL Cup champion, finished second at Talladega and holds the number two position in the Chase with five races left.
“Siemens PLM Software congratulates Hendrick Motorsports and drivers Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson and we wish the team good luck,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president of Global Marketing for Siemens PLM Software. “It takes teamwork and consistency throughout the year to make the Chase but it takes focus and a commitment to being the best to stay on top. Siemens PLM Software and Hendrick Motorsports share that singular focus to be the best. Siemens PLM Software is proud of our relationship with the racing teams and, along with our customers, are pleased to know that our solutions help the teams consistently deliver wins to continue to stay on top and go for the championship.”
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 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; Joe Gibbs Racing, winner of the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; Roush Fenway Racing, winner of the 2003 and 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; and Andretti Green Racing, winner of the 2004, 2005 and 2007 Indy Racing League® (IRL) IndyCar® Series Championship; have been using Siemens PLM Software for many years to help develop their cars and improve their performance on the race track. KB Racing, winner of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Championship for four straight years, 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 division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 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 Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.
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