UGS PLM software technology fuels championship season for Andretti Green Racing
Sep 17, 2007
Andretti Green Racing Has Now Won Three of the Last Four IndyCar Series Championships
UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced UGS PLM Software-sponsored racing team Andretti Green Racing (AGR) -- whose cars are developed with the help of UGS PLM Software technology -- won the 2007 Indy Racing League® (IRL) IndyCar® Series Championship. AGR driver Dario Franchitti became only the third driver in IndyCar Series history to capture the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar Series championship in the same season.
Franchitti clinched the championship for AGR as he drove the Canadian Club car to victory at the PEAK Antifreeze IndyCar 300 presented by Mr. Clean at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. This was Franchitti's fourth victory of the 2007 season and his first career championship.
AGR has now won three of the last four IndyCar Series championships with three different drivers, Tony Kanaan in 2004; Dan Wheldon in 2005; and Franchitti in 2007. The victory was AGR's ninth win in 17 races of the 2007 season and it extended AGR's IndyCar Series record to 32 victories.