Phillips Connect Announces Sensata Technologies Partnership with Justin Ashley Racing Team

Irvine, CA (June 7, 2022) – Phillips Connect is pleased to announce that Sensata Technologies will join the Justin Ashley Racing team as a partner for the remainder of the 2022 NHRA Camping World drag racing series.

Drag racing has evolved dramatically over the last decade with racers looking to their team for data insights about the vehicle’s performance that could give them an edge on the track. As innovators in their respective industries, Phillips Connect and Sensata Technologies will take their growth initiatives to higher speeds.

“We are excited to welcome Sensata Technologies to the Phillips Connect Justin Ashley racing family,” said Jim Epler, EVP of Phillips Connect. “Being part of the team encourages open dialog and new innovations, so our mutual customers can benefit from the knowledge.”

“Sensata is thrilled to join the Phillips Connect NHRA team as a key partner,” said Shawn Aleman, Vice President and General Manager of Sensata Technologies. “This is an opportunity to showcase solutions across vehicle monitoring, controls and analytics while applying the insights gained on the track to new products, improving the safety of drivers and vehicle performance for customers on the street.” 

Phillips Connect has developed a tech trailer fully equipped with the latest in vehicle and asset monitoring products. This trailer will follow the 2022 NHRA race circuit and make stops along the way to bring the latest product innovations physically to its customers. Customers will view the products and the Connect1™ user interface while learning about industry trends; discovering their ROI with Phillips Connect’s proprietary ROIAssist™ calculator; and experience the technology firsthand with exclusive access to live pilots. 

“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Sensata Technologies,” said Justin Ashley, three-time Top Fuel national event winner. “Since the beginning of our relationship with Phillips Connect, the importance of Sensata’s innovative, informative, and well-engineered solutions became clear. Just like the sensors on our Phillips Connect Top Fuel dragster provide our team with invaluable insights, Sensata’s technology does the same for businesses. The team and I are looking forward to further introducing Sensata to the NHRA community.”


About Sensata Technologies 

Sensata Technologies is a global industrial technology company striving to create a cleaner, more efficient, electrified, and connected world. Through its broad portfolio of sensors, electrical protection components, and sensor-rich solutions which create valuable business insights, Sensata helps its customers address increasingly complex engineering and operating performance requirements. With more than 21,000 employees and global operations in 13 countries, Sensata serves customers in the automotive, heavy vehicle & off-road, industrial, and aerospace markets. Learn more at www.sensata.com and follow Sensata on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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 had 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.

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