Technology Partners Hendrick Motorsports and Driver Jimmie Johnson win 7th Sprint Cup Series championship
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence extends its congratulations to Hendrick Motorsports, driver Jimmie Johnson and Team 48 on their stunning victory this past weekend. On Sunday November 20th, 2016, Jimmie Johnson gained and held the lead during the final 3 laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the Ford Ecoboost400 race. When he crossed the finish line at Homestead-Miami Speedway he earned his fifth win of the season, and his seventh Sprint Cup championship — equaling legendary driver Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most championship wins in Sprint Cup history.
Johnson is the youngest NASCAR driver to win seven championships at the age of 41. As a winner of five straight spanning from 2006 to 2010, he is the only driver in NASCAR history to win more than three consecutive titles, with his sixth and seventh titles coming in 2013 and 2016 respectively. After a 2016 season that included Johnsons longest winless streak of his career, Hendrick Motorsports and Team 48 kicked in their “NEVER QUIT” attitude once the round of 16 in the Chase playoffs had waved its green flag.
This incredible feat of will, 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.
Talented drivers, expert engineers and world-class measurement solutions from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence proved to be the winning combination to the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Congratulations, Jimmie, on a job well done!