Irvine, CA (June 21, 2022) – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) has joined the partnership with Phillips Connect Motorsports and Justin Ashley Racing. Bendix’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.”
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. Contact us at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit bendix.com. Stay connected and informed through Bendix expert podcasts, blog posts, videos, and other resources at knowledge-dock.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at brake-school.com. And to learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit bendix.com/careers.
About Justin Ashley Racing
Justin Ashley Racing in partnership with Davis Motorsports fields the Phillips Connect Top Fuel dragster powered by Vita C Shot in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. In 2021 Ashley raced to three final rounds with a win at the Texas Fall Nationals in Dallas and ultimately finished No. 4 in the Top Fuel standings. During his Top Fuel rookie season in 2020 Justin won the NHRA Summernationals, finished in the Top Ten and was recognized as the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year. Prior to his professional debut Ashley has three wins in Top Alcohol Dragster on the Lucas Oil Series. He is the son of multi-time NHRA national event winner Mike Ashley. In 2017, he was named to the Drag Illustrated magazine’s 30 under 30 list, highlighting some of racing’s most promising young individuals on and off the racetrack. To learn more about Justin Ashley Racing, visit JustinAshley.com.