FOR RELEASE Friday, November 10, 2006
PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) products and services, today announced UGS-sponsored racing teams Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports – whose cars are developed with the help of UGS® PLM technology – finished 1-2 at the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Tony Stewart, the 2005 NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Champion and winner of the 2002 Winston Cup title, who won the Bass Pro Shops 500 last week, took the checkered flag again at the Dickies 500 to make it two in row and five for the season.
Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, who won four races this season and is only the second driver in race history to win both the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the two biggest races – in the same year, came in second and took the point lead in the Chase.
“UGS congratulates Joe Gibbs Racing and Tony Stewart for back-to-back wins, and Hendrick Motorsports and Jimmie Johnson for taking the point lead in the Chase,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president of Global Marketing for UGS. “UGS 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 of the pack.”
A Tradition of Technology and Tracks
UGS has a long tradition providing NX® software, UGS’ comprehensive digital product development solution, and Teamcenter® software, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, through racing sponsorships. Joe Gibbs Racing, winner of the 2005 NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Championship, Hendrick Motorsports (participant in the NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series) and Andretti Green Racing, winner of the Indy Racing League® (IRL) IndyCar® Series Championship two years running, have been using UGS software for several 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 three straight years, began using UGS 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, UGS’ best-in-class digital manufacturing solution.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. For more information on UGS products and services, visit www.ugs.com.
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