NASCAR Cup Series
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May 6, 2023
Technology across the board in NASCAR is a huge key to success, and Hendrick Motorsports hopes a new partnership with Hexagon will give them an added advantage over the competition going forward. Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday a new partnership with Hexagon that will make the tech company the official metrology hardware and software provider for the next 10 years.
Hexagon will become the presenting sponsor of a 3,000-square-foot advanced Quality Control Lab on the Hendrick Motorsports campus. This technology will allow the team to become more accurate with their measurements in multiple areas of car and part design, but also do so more quickly.
“A relentless focus on quality, accuracy and attention to the finest details is what wins races and championships in NASCAR," said Jeff Andrews, president and general manager of Hendrick Motorsports. "In today’s environment, the level of competition is very high, and we must maximize everything we can control. Hexagon’s precision products provide us peace of mind as we enter race weekends on the cusp of some remarkable milestones. With this landmark decade-long commitment, we look forward to celebrating many exciting achievements together in the future."
By integrating Hexagon’s technology, Hendrick crew members are able to inspect the cars prior to the race in a more efficient and timely manner. The team will add three new coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to the shop, which will allow greater inspection capacity, help eliminate issues when trying to measure challenging areas of the car such as the carbon fiber body, and more.
"Partnering to provide technologies that will help Hendrick Motorsports continue to make race- winning performance innovations is an exciting opportunity and further strengthens the long-time relationship we have maintained," said commercial operations manager Scott Grumbles of Hexagon. "In providing metrology solutions that offer more flexibility, capacity and accuracy, the goal is to ensure Hendrick Motorsports has the tools it needs to confidently push the limits of performance and keep crossing the finish line first."
Hendrick Motorsports currently has 295 NASCAR Cup Series victories and 14 championships since 1984, including four wins this season with William Byron (2) and Kyle Larson (2).
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