Dell to Supply Laptops for JTG Daugherty Racing

By Community | June 5, 2013

American computer company, Dell has announced a partnership today with JTG Daugherty Racing, that will supply the NASCAR team with Dell Rugged laptops to help 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 XFRand Dell Rugged ATG laptops and the Dell Latitude 10 tablet to manage race operations both on and off the track. JTG Daugherty Racing now has the ability to quickly collect performance statistics, analyze that data and implement changes based on those findings much faster than before.

“We pride ourselves in leveraging the best in technology to make every second count,” said Matt Corey, IT Administrator, JTG Daugherty Racing. “Dell worked with us to recommend a solution that would further speed up our simulation and adjustment process. With these products, we will not only benefit from the quality of Dell’s trusted rugged laptop line and the speed that comes from having a Dell Latitude 10 tablet in the hands of each of our key players, but we will also be able to protect our investment with systems that can withstand our dusty, greasy, power-tool heavy jobs. 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.”

“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. “There may be instances where the rugged systems are dropped or banged, but we never have to worry about being out of a computer for a week. That’s taken out of the equation and gives you peace of mind.”

JTG Daugherty Racing is now better equipped to make real-time performance decisions, while amplifying a level of collaboration within the organization. Previously, the team relied on paper and pencil to record car statistics and data, causing a “gap in timely performance changes and communication,” Corey adds. Providing Dell Latitude 10 tablets with Griffin Survivor cases to the driver, car chief, crew chief and other key decision-makers, “we have connectivity everywhere – as the car chief makes a decision about a change to the car, for example, he now notes this on his Latitude 10 and the information is instantly communicated to everyone across the organization. All decisions from the car chief trickle down to updates to the racecar and with everyone synced together with tablets and other Dell technology, that information flow is now much faster, more reliable and more efficient.”

From the driver to the garage and the pit crew to the data center, JTG Daugherty Racing leverages a complete suite of Dell technology and solutions, including Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell EqualLogic storage, Dell Rugged XFR and ATG notebooks and tablets, Dell Precision workstations and Dell ProSupport services.

“We are thrilled that JTG Daugherty Racing has chosen Dell as a partner to succeed in the harshest conditions in a sport where every millisecond counts, failure is not an option and reliability is paramount,” said Neil Hand, vice president, Dell end user computing products. “The team’s choice to add Dell rugged laptop technology to their winning formula and existing Dell infrastructure serves as a prime example of our ability to meet customers’ IT needs be it in the office or classroom—or from the shop to the track to the cockpit.”