Hendrick Rookie Honoured for Speed and Confidence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence extends its congratulations to Hendrick Motorsports, driver Chase Elliott and Team 24 on their impressive awardthis past weekend.  In his first full year as a NASCAR Sprint Cup competitor, and taking over NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon’s 24 car full time, rookie Chase Elliott has been named the 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year following the season finale at the Ford Ecoboost 400 race.

Not to be outdone by the historic achievement of teammate Jimmie Johnson, who completed his successful run to a seventh Sprint Cup Series championship, Elliott staChase Elliott and his 24 car at Daytona International Speedwayrted his first full time year earning the pole award in his first Daytona 500. At just 20 years old, Elliott is in good company: he joins previous Rookies of the Year and Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne.  Chase beat out fellow rookies Ryan Blaney and Chris Buescher to win this prestigious award.

This impressive feat of skill, determination and speed hits home for us here at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence owing to our landmark technology partnership with Hendrick Motorsports.  Our relationship expands Hendrick Motorsports’ in-house capabilities with additional measurement systems, training and expert technical support. The team uses of ROMER Absolute Arms, GridLOK volume-expansion systems, Leica Absolute Trackers and other Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence systems to get the most precise data possible today about their race cars. These solutions are used to inspect and assemble auto bodies, chassis and engine components for pre-race fine tuning and post-race evaluation

Congratulations, Chase, on a fantastic Rookie campaign!


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