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PLANO, Texas, April 3, 2009 - 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 racing teams – whose cars are developed with the help of Siemens PLM Software technology – have won five of the first six NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series points races, including the last two at Bristol Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway.
Siemens PLM Software-sponsored race teams won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville and Bristol in dominant fashion, taking three of the top four spots and the top four spots, respectively.
Hendrick Motorsports’ driver Jimmie Johnson, a three-time Cup Champion, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville Speedway with Joe Gibbs Racing’s driver Denny Hamlin, who won this race last year, coming in second and Johnson’s teammate Jeff Gordon, a four-time Cup Champion, finishing fourth.
Last week, Joe Gibbs Racing’s driver Kyle Busch, who has won a race in all three of NASCAR's series this season, won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway with teammate Hamlin taking second and Hendrick Motorsports’ drivers Johnson and Gordon, finishing third and fourth respectively.
Busch also won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the third race of the season, and Roush Fenway Racing’s driver Matt Kenseth started the season with back-to-back victories, winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at California at Auto Club Speedway in California. Kenseth became only the fifth driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history to win the first two races of a season.
“Siemens PLM Software congratulates our sponsored race teams for the strong start and we wish the teams good luck in the 2009 season,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president, Global Marketing, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software is proud of our relationship with the racing teams and is pleased to know that the same seamless, open solutions that help our customers turn more ideas into successful products, are helping the race teams 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 PLM Software’s comprehensive digital product development solution, and Teamcenter® software, Siemens PLM Software’s 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, 2007 and 2008 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 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) 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 industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.
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