PLANO, Texas, March 14, 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 Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports – whose cars are developed with the help of Siemens PLM Software technology – dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tool 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch, the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader, and teammate Tony Stewart, the 2005 and 2002 NASCAR Cup Champion, finished first and second. At 22, Busch became the youngest driver to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The win also gave Toyota its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race win and made it the first foreign car to win since 1954.
Hendrick Motorsports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr., the newest Hendrick Motorsports driver, and teammate Jeff Gordon, a four-time NASCAR Cup Champion, finished third and fifth respectively.
“Siemens PLM Software congratulates the race teams for their dominant performance and Toyota for its historic first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race 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 effectively work with their automotive original equipment manufacturers 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 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 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.
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Its driver lineup consists of Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch in the Sprint Cup Series; Stewart, Hamlin and Busch in the Nationwide Series; and Joey Logano and Marc Davis in the NASCAR Camping World Series East. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs – a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships and 80 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.
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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