PLANO, Texas, July 18, 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 Greg Anderson of KB Racing – whose cars are developed with the help of Siemens PLM Software technology – won the National Hot Rod Association® (NHRA®) Pro Stock series Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Anderson, the three-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion and the 2005 Speed Channel Driver of the Year, has now won three consecutive national events and five overall this season to continue to add to his points lead. In addition to the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Anderson also won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals and the NHRA Supernationals.
KB Racing is one of the most successful teams in professional motor sports. After winning the 2003 championship with Anderson as the team driver, KB Racing added a second car with Jason Line in the driver seat for the 2004 season. The team continued their success with Anderson wining the 2004 championship and Line taking second place and being named 2004 NHRA Rookie of The Year. In 2005, Anderson joined an elite group of drivers with a third straight Pro Stock title and Line took third place. The team’s success continued in 2006 as Line won the championship and Anderson placed second.
KB Racing uses NX™ digital product development software to design, analyze and manufacture new engine components. The team actively trades data back and forth with its engine shop and uses new data to refine existing designs.
“Siemens PLM Software congratulates Greg Anderson and KB Racing for winning three in a row,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president of Global Marketing for Siemens PLM Software. “Winning consecutive races requires tremendous focus and commitment, qualities which are common to both KB Racing and Siemens PLM Software. We are proud of our relationship with the racing teams and along with our customers are pleased to know that our solutions help the teams succeed.”
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.
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 5.5 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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