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PTC sponsored Indy car won.

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PTC sponsored Indy car won.

What more to say. It had PTC on the tops of the mirrors; Mazak bought the part of the mirrors that got bug smashed.

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Computervision/PTC has been a sponsor and CAD supplier to Team Penske for 30 years.

They have always had their logo on the mirrors, sometimes the top and sometimes the back (Bug smashed area).

Re: PTC sponsored Indy car won.

Really cool, here's the best photo I could find:

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Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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PTC used to be a sponsor for Rahal Letterman racing here in Columbus, but it looks like they aren't anymore.  We've had a couple of user group meetings at their facility, Bobby Rahal even made an appearance once.  We got a nice tour and saw the BMW North America heritage racing collection that was housed at their facility when they were BMW's racing team.

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Re: PTC sponsored Indy car won.

Penske is indeed a long-time PTC Creo user. They talked to us last year about their 2013 NASCAR body.

http://creo.ptc.com/2014/08/27/penske-builds-newest-nascar-winners-with-ptc-creo/

More on the Montoya win: http://creo.ptc.com/2015/05/26/team-penske-juan-pablo-montoya-wins-the-indianapolis-500/

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Rahal Letterman is still the BMW factory team. It is run out of their Hillard shop, the old TrueSport shop that Jim Trueman used when Bobby won Indy in 1986.

The current Indy team is run out of a shop in Indianapolis, norh of the speedway. There are about 7 teams in that area of Indianapolis.

Re: PTC sponsored Indy car won.

Dallara, who designed and built the IndyCar safety cell, use PTC Creo for their whole range of car designs. Their support truck at IndyCar races has a big logo for PTC on the side of their trailer.

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