JTG Daugherty Racing taps Dell laptops, dumps HP

Dell laptops are set to drive JTG Daugherty Racing.

Dell on Wednesday revealed an IT deal with JTG Daugherty Racing, the NASCAR team for 2000 Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte.

JTG Daugherty Racing has selected Dell Rugged laptops to manage the testing and tuning of its No. 47 Toyota Camry race car.

JTG Daugherty is deploying Dell’s Rugged Laptop solutions, consisting of the Dell Rugged XFR and Dell Rugged ATG laptops and the Dell Latitude 10 tablet to manage race operations both on and off the track.

Dell Rugged products enable JTG Daugherty Racing to collect performance statistics, analyze that data and implement changes based on those findings much faster than before.

Matt Corey, IT Administrator, JTG Daugherty Racing, said: “Dell worked with us to recommend a solution that would further speed up our simulation and adjustment process.”

“The other vendors we considered, like HP, just couldn’t match this level of quality, which is an example of why we continue to choose Dell,” Corey added.

“We expose our Dell computers to so much dust, dirt and every imaginable particle at the track you can think of, and there’s never a problem with any of the ports or keyboard functionality,” said Joey Cohen, No. 47 Toyota Camry race engineer.

JTG Daugherty Racing previously relied on paper and pencil to record car statistics and data, causing a gap in timely performance changes and communication.

Based on early results, the Dell Rugged implementation has allowed the JTG Daugherty Racing team to save two full days in the car adjustment process.

Brian Burns, No. 47 Toyota Camry crew chief said: “In addition to the reliability benefits we’ve seen with Dell’s rugged systems, Dell has also helped us to speed up our processing power when we run race simulations. This allows us to get a lot more done in the shop in a shorter period of time.”

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