Timken has entered into an agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) to become an official technical partner of the NASCAR racing organization. The partnership, which provides product development and technical engineering support, will be leveraged across JGR’s multiple team operations in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Busch Grand National Series and Craftsman Truck Series.
For the last two years, Timken has worked collaboratively with the JGR engineering team to develop and test technologies that improve the car’s powertrain performance, delivering longer life, improved fuel economy and higher horsepower availability. Products like specialty steels from the company’s Latrobe, PA, operations and Timken RacePac, an integrated hub and bearing assembly specially designed for NASCAR teams, demonstrate an ongoing commitment to safety, reliability and high performance for the motorsports industry.
"Timken’s long history in the sport and innovative expertise in the management of friction provides our race operations with high-performing, competitive cars each and every weekend," said J.D. Gibbs, president of JGR. "We truly value our Timken partnership as it continues to deliver results, from our shop and testing facility straight through to on-track performance."
"Our shared commitment to innovating solutions, leveraging teamwork and executing is what makes our partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing so successful. Those common values are a critical component to the winning formula that produces championship-caliber performance at the track," said Alastair Deane, Timken senior vice president – technology. "Our involvement in the sport translates into the creation of real value for our automotive, industrial and steel customers, as we leverage track-tested technology to solve critical fiction-management and power-transmission problems."
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