Chris Buescher sits down with NASCAR.com and talks about his home at JTG Daugherty Racing .
JTG Daugherty tire specialist Liz Prestella recounts how she got her start in NASCAR and how she hopes to inspire young girls in racing .
Drivers AJ Allmendinger and Chris Buescher give an inside look at JTG Daugherty Racing .
New JTG Daugherty Racing teammates AJ Allmendinger and Chris Buescher answer questions about each other -- including which movie duo they represent.
Go behind the scenes with JTG Daugherty Racing as their their pit crew prepares for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.
BUY TICKETS: See the races at Texas DALLAS -- Today, Dell EMC announces that, for the first time ever, the company is sponsoring a NASCAR team, JTG Daugherty Racing . Through this partnership, Dell EMC is working with JTG Daugherty Racing to help provide a competitive edge through the implementation of technology within the racecar, on the track and at the shop. Specifically, the JTG Daugherty Racing team is using Dell IoT and client solutions and Dell EMC enterprise technologies to help improve performance of the team at the racetrack and manage shop floor operations. This collaboration is reflective of the growing trend within NASCAR to leverage more powerful technologies and data in new ways to help improve performance at all levels of the race team -- for the drivers, throughout practice and testing and at the track on race day. "Dell has had a long-standing relationship with JTG Daugherty Racing and the company is excited to be taking the partnership a step forward by bringing innovative solutions to NASCAR. This is the first time Dell EMC will sponsor a NASCAR team and we are pleased to be working with such an innovator in motorsports," said Joyce Mullen, senior vice president and general manager, Global OEM and IoT Solutions, Dell EMC. "The presence of technology is growing in sports, especially auto racing , where there's no better proving ground than a race car to show what technology is capable of. This is a tremendous opportunity and we look forward to proving how Dell EMC solutions can offer JTG Daugherty a competitive edge." With powerful insights and analytics, JTG Daugherty Racing expects tangible advantages from its Dell EMC solutions, including the power to control their garage and shop in North Carolina from afar and improving team performance on the track. Specific solutions that help the team: · Enhance productivity and power simulation workloads with Dell Precision 7510 Workstations · Gain real-time insights about timing and scoring, directly from track to server with the Dell Edge Gateway 5000 Series · Enable testing of shock with Dell Embedded Box PC 3000 Series, designed to withstand the harshest of environments · Improve tire matching via barcodes with Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet · Provide race simulation with Dell Precision Mobile · Deliver driver overview of speed and performance with Dell Latitude laptops. · Support applications for predictive modeling to help JTG Racing identify when critical parts are approaching end of life in the race car · Support race engineers and tire specialists to make smarter, faster decisions trackside or in the garage using 7510 mobile workstations and Dell Latitude 5000 Series laptops to run real-time decision making software · Streamline operations with ruggedized Dell EMC PowerEdge servers in JTG Daugherty Racing's Harrisburg, N.C. shop and on the haulers that transport cars to the races; the servers store vital race car information to help simplify car set-up when transitioning to a new track "In NASCAR, we process large amounts of data quickly to gain insights, then develop conclusions and solutions," JTG Daugherty Racing team owner Tad Geschickter said. "Additionally, we leverage resources located in remote locations so there is a need to move data to multiple points quickly. Dell and Dell EMC provide solutions to accomplish this seamlessly."
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RELATED: Driver and team changes for 2017 JTG Daugherty Racing officials have confirmed that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series organization will expand to two full-time teams in 2017 with the addition of driver Chris Buescher . JTG Daugherty , co-owned by Tad and Jodi Geschickter and Brad Daugherty , has fielded a single full-time car in the series since 2009. A.J. Allmendinger, the team's primary driver since 2014, will remain with the organization as driver of the No. 47 Chevrolet. "We can confirm at this time that JTG Daugherty Racing is currently in the process of starting a second team in the NASCAR premier series," Tad Geschickter said. "We would also like to confirm and welcome Chris Buescher to the team as our driver for the second car." Buescher, the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion while at Roush Fenway Racing , spent the 2016 season competing for Front Row Motorsports . According to a release from RFR, Buescher and the organization's charter for its No. 16 team have been "leased" to JTG Daugherty for the upcoming season. "I'm thankful for the opportunity and look forward to competing for a spot in the Chase," Buescher, 24, said. Buescher qualified for the 2016 Chase for the Sprint Cup after scoring his first career premier series win, at Pocono Raceway . While he failed to advance out of the first round of the 10-race elimination-style format, he finished 16th in points, a career best for a Front Row Motorsports team. Allmendinger finished a career-best 13th in points in 2014 when he qualified for the Chase. The No. 47 team ended the '16 season with two top fives and nine top-10 finishes and Allmendinger 19th in points. He scored the organization's lone victory to date in the premier series, winning at Watkins Glen in 2014.
RELATED: Drivers on the move for '17 " Final standing s NASCAR premier series driver Chris Buescher says he remains under contract with Roush Fenway Racing , but for the second consecutive season the Prosper, Texas native will drive for a team other than RFR when 2017 arrives. The end of November brought with it confirmation that the 24-year-old will compete full-time in a new, second entry to be fielded by JTG Daugherty Racing for the upcoming year. JTG Daugherty had one full-time team with driver AJ Allmendinger in the No. 47 Chevrolet in 2016. Buescher, the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion, spent '16 driving the No. 34 Ford for Front Row Motorsports where he earned his first premier series win in the weather-shortened Pocono event and made the 16-team Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup . Heady stuff for a rookie. RELATED: Buescher wins at Pocono "It was pretty incredible," Buescher said of his season with Front Row and crew chief Bob Osborne. "I'm just so proud of Front Row Motorsports and the No. 34 team for what we were able to accomplish … to get that first win and have a lot of good runs along the way, be competitive at different types of tracks was a blast. "Unfortunately we didn't perform as well in the Chase as we would have liked … (but) I learned a lot along the way." Buescher's victory came at Pocono Raceway in August. It was his 27th career start. Having his 2017 plans in place eases much concern but Buescher, 16th in points for 2016, said there are "still a lot of moving pieces floating around." Some are comparable to what he faced heading into this past season when he transitioned from the XFINITY Series; others are entirely different. "It's actually really similar to this year with Front Row," Buescher said of the situation with JTG Daugherty . "This year with Front Row was a loan as well. It was a little bit easier with the (technical) alliance that Front Row and Roush have with the manufacturer (Ford) being the same." However, JTG Daugherty Racing fields Chevrolet entries and enjoys a technical alliance with the three-team Richard Childress Racing organization. RCR provides engines through Earnhardt-Childress Racing as well as engineering support. "There are some unknowns to work through," Buescher said. "But I'm still under contract with Roush Fenway." Team personnel and other aspects of the new entity have yet to be announced. Cars won't be on the track for competition until February. Until then, Buescher said he will be looking over notes from the previous season in an attempt to better understand what worked, what didn't, and why. "That's pretty much the bulk of what we can do (for) next season … as we kind of wait out the calm before the storm," he said. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;
RELATED: Driver Tracker for 2017 Trent Owens will serve as crew chief for JTG Daugherty Racing 's new No. 37 Chevrolet team and driver Chris Buescher this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. A spokesperson for JTG Daugherty confirmed the news Monday afternoon. The personnel move was first reported by Motorsport.com. Owens, who will celebrate his 42nd birthday on Wednesday, most recently oversaw Aric Almirola 's efforts in the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford. That partnership netted the first premier series victory for both driver and crew chief at Daytona International Speedway in 2014, their first year together. A decline in performance last season led to restructuring at RPM last fall, when Drew Blickensderfer replaced Owens as the No. 43 crew chief. The Richard Petty-owned organization will compete as a single-car team this season and indicated its intentions to return to a two-car operation in 2018. Owens' arrival shores up one of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' newest teams. JTG Daugherty announced its expansion to a two-car outfit on Nov. 29, adding Buescher as a teammate to AJ Allmendinger through an arrangement with Roush Fenway Racing . Buescher, 24, was the only Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate to win a race last season, lifting Front Row Motorsports to an upset victory at Pocono Raceway in a fog-shortened race last August. Owens has visited Victory Lane five times as a crew chief with five different drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. One of those wins was with James Buescher -- Chris' cousin -- in the 2012 season opener at Daytona. Owens has also shared XFINITY victory laurels with Dave Blaney , Mark Martin, Reed Sorenson and Nelson Piquet Jr .