UGS sponsored NHRA Pro Stock team KB Racing wins 3 of the first 4 races
PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) products and services, announced UGS-sponsored racing teams – whose cars are developed with the help of UGS® PLM technology – are off to another great start after winning both the NASCAR® NEXTEL Cup Series and NHRA Pro Stock Championships in 2006. NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams – Hendricks Motorsports and Roush Fenway Racing – have won 5 of the first 6 points races and NHRA Pro Stock team KB Racing won 3 of the first 4 races.
Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway; Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Busch won the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway; and Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and most recently the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 1, with teammate Jeff Gordon finishing second.
NHRA Pro Stock team KB Racing driver Jason Line won the O’REILLY NHRA Spring Nationals and teammate Greg Anderson won the CARQUEST AUTO PARTS Winternationals and the ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals, where Anderson and Line also became the first Pro Stock drivers to break the 210 mph speed barrier with 211.49 mph and 211.69 efforts respectively.
“UGS congratulates the racing teams on their success thus far this season, we are excited that our PLM technology is helping the race teams get ahead of the competition,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president of Global Marketing for UGS. “The fact that UGS sponsored race teams are off to a great start is proof that UGS’ PLM technology is the best on the race track. UGS is helping our race teams win the same way we help our customers win, by providing the best PLM technology in the market.”
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. 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 and 2005 Indy Racing League® (IRL) IndyCar® Series Championship; 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 four 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.
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