Bendix Joins Phillips Connect/Ashley Racing Partnership

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Source: Phillips Connect announcement

IRVINE, Calif. – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has joined the partnership with Phillips Connect Motorsports and Justin Ashley Racing. The company’s involvement for the remainder of the 2022 NHRA Camping World drag racing series will offer its customers a VIP look into the world of racing with exclusive access to the hospitality suite.

 “Nothing beats the electricity of being up close with the race team and our customers at each event,” said Jon Intagliata, Product Group Director, Trailer Controls at Bendix. “Phillips Connect and Justin Ashley Racing represent the best of the best. Bendix is excited to join this partnership and unite in our shared mission to drive increased safety, excellence, and value.”

Phillips Industries and Bendix have a long-standing business relationship that goes back decades. Bendix is known for its innovative integrated solutions in the commercial vehicle industry, and Phillips Connect recognized the opportunity to include them as a partner of the Motorsports program to foster business relationships at NHRA races.

“I am very pleased that Bendix has joined us in our partnership with the Justin Ashley Race Team. Bendix is a fundamental building block of today’s commercial vehicle industry with a strong reputation and a name synonymous with quality,” noted Rob Phillips, founder and CEO of Phillips Connect. “Bendix’s technology advances and commitment to the industry have driven us all forward. Phillips Connect is fortunate to have them as a partner.”

“I am very much looking forward to working with Bendix throughout the remainder of the 2022 season,” said NHRA Top Fuel Driver, Justin Ashley. “They are an industry leader in the design and development of so many products used to increase driver safety and vehicle efficiency. That’s a perfect fit with our race team because in many ways we look to accomplish that same objective. This is an excellent opportunity for our team to help further introduce Bendix and its customers to the NHRA community.”

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About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of Knorr-Bremse, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America.

An industry pioneer, employing more than 4,300 people, Bendix – and its wholly owned subsidiary, R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc. – is driven to deliver the best solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost.

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