As Indianapolis 500 Winner Simon Pagenaud pilots Team Penske’s DXC
Technology entry, company showcases innovations that provide an
immersive fan experience
“A view fans have never seen before”
TYSONS, Va. & FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The digital fan experience of the future will be on display during the DXC
Technology 600 INDYCAR race at the Texas Motor Speedway this
Saturday, June 8.
As 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud drives the No. 22 DXC
Team Penske Dallara / Chevrolet in “America’s Original Nighttime INDYCAR
Race” – where DXC
Technology (NYSE: DXC) is the entitlement sponsor – the company will
showcase digital innovations including an immersive virtual reality (VR)
in-race experience and a new, artificial intelligence (AI) game that
allows fans to confront the same decisions that INDYCAR race strategists
face at every event.
“For 2019, high performance racing and digital technology will converge
at the DXC Technology 600,” said Dan Hushon,
DXC senior vice president and chief technology officer. “As digital
technology has developed, it’s being used to improve performance in
sports while also delivering new and more engaging fan experiences. At
the DXC Technology 600, we are working with the Texas Motor Speedway
(TMS) and Team Penske to create personalized and immersive fan
experiences that can help shape racing’s future.”
DXC Technology is the entitlement sponsor for the Texas Motor Speedway
INDYCAR race for a second consecutive year. At last year’s race, the
company used a specially engineered drone
to deliver the official green flag to the starting line in the first
commercial implementation of DXC’s autonomous navigation,
voice-activated drone technology, all driven from the cloud.
DXC Technology 600 Digital Experience
For this year’s DXC Technology 600, the company will showcase
applications that use VR, AI and augmented reality (AR) to show how
digital technology can improve performance, provide insight and create
one-of-a-kind experiences – for any enterprise.
The demonstrations will include the DXC Digital Suite, an
on-premise hospitality and demo facility. The suite will feature DXC
Virtual Speedway – with immersive, 360-degree VR views up and down
the race track’s front straight and from the cockpit of an INDYCAR at
speed. Other VR experiences will include a walk behind the scenes in the
INDYCAR paddock and a fly-through of the TMS facility.
Also included in the suite will be the DXC Virtual Pit Stop,
which will let fans join a virtual pit crew to re-enact a tire change on
Pagenaud’s INDYCAR using AR.
The demonstrations take advantage of 3D/180 and 360-degree cameras,
Microsoft HoloLenses coupled with AR technology and VR headsets to
create fully immersive experiences that some have called “the best seat
in the house.” Accessible to DXC clients and partners, the DXC Digital
Suite also will be open to fans selected by Texas Motor Speedway before
and during the race.
Together with Team Penske, DXC Technology is introducing a beta version
of DXC Drive, an app that enables race fans to compete in race
simulations on their mobile devices or via the web. Using DXC’s AI
engine, fans can keep track of their race position and adjust fuel
consumption throughout the race as the AI maps out pit stops based upon
their fuel strategies. The best fuel strategy wins the race.
DXC Drive creates an experience very close to those faced by race
strategists, who must make similar decisions in real time during a race.
The app is accessible for play or download at https://connect.dxc.technology/dxcdrive.html.
Connecting with Clients, Partners and Employees
“Global enterprises are making the shift to digital technology to
produce better business outcomes,” said Gary Stockman,
senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer,
DXC. “DXC Technology is uniquely equipped to lead digital
transformations for clients by modernizing their mainstream IT,
integrating innovative digital solutions and deploying at scale. We are
thrilled to partner with TMS and Team Penske to bring fans a truly
unique experience – a view they’ve never seen before.”
“The breadth of DXC Technology’s resources influence both the
competition on the track and how race fans will experience that
competition in person and remotely,” said Eddie Gossage, president of
Texas Motor Speedway. “Digital technology is no longer the future of
business, it is the present, and Texas Motor Speedway couldn’t be more
proud of our continued partnership with an industry leader like DXC
With some 1,700 employees in the greater Dallas / Ft. Worth area – and
more than 4,000 across Texas – DXC expects to host 2,500 employees,
their families and friends at the race. The DXC Partner Network will
also have a strong presence with approximately 20 participating partners
– including Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Micro
Focus and VMware – who will join a partner forum and various on- and
off-track activities leading up to the race. Those partners will also
join a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new interactive partner
experience at DXC’s Regional Briefing Center in nearby Plano.
The INDYCAR Series DXC Technology 600 will air live Saturday, June 8 at
8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Qualifying will air live Friday, June 7 at 6:30
p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold. NBC Sports Gold will also carry
two practice sessions, on Thursday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET and Friday,
June 7, at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets are available HERE
or by calling the Texas Motor Speedway Ticket Office at 817.215.8500.
Resources and References
Explore DXC’s relationship
with Team Penske and the No. 22 car driven by Simon Pagenaud, the
recent winner of both the IndyGP and the Indianapolis 500.
Texas Motor Speedway Track President Eddie Gossage took to the highway
on the No
Limits Express bus on May 6 to personally thank a select group of
ticket purchasers and promote the upcoming the DXC Technology 600
On June 6, Downtown Fort Worth will host the Cowtown
Pit Stop Challenge presented by Speedy Cash to kick-off the DXC
Technology 600 weekend. The pit crews of Team Penske drivers Josef
Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud will go up against the Chip Ganassi
Racing team from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on W. 2nd Street
directly behind the Fort Worth Public Library. There will be a
pre-event press briefing including the INDYCAR Series drivers, city
officials and track officials.
DXC Technology officials including Hushon, Stockman and digital
technology experts from DXC
Labs are available for interviews.
A press briefing with DXC and Texas Motor Speedway officials in the
infield press center is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, prior to the
race, where DXC will show its featured digital technologies.
Credentialed media also are invited to visit and experience the DXC
About DXC Technology
As the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, DXC
Technology (NYSE: DXC) leads digital transformations for clients by
modernizing and integrating their mainstream IT, and by deploying
digital solutions at scale to produce better business outcomes. The
company’s technology independence, global talent, and extensive partner
network enable 6,000 private and public-sector clients in 70 countries
to thrive on change. DXC is a recognized leader in corporate
responsibility. For more information, visit dxc.technology
and explore THRIVE,
DXC’s digital destination for changemakers and innovators.
About Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway, with a crowd capacity in excess of 190,000, is
among the largest sports stadiums in the United States and features an
array of amenities such as the world’s largest TV that make it one of
the premier venues in the world of sports. The 1.5-mile superspeedway
located in Fort Worth hosts all three NASCAR national series as well as
the NTT INDYCAR Series among its various races and specialty events
throughout the year. Since opening in 1997, Texas Motor Speedway has
generated an annual economic impact of approximately $300 million to the
North Texas region. Texas Motor Speedway is owned and operated by
Speedway Motorsports, Inc., a publicly traded company that is a leading
marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States.
For more information, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com.
Texas Motor Speedway Contact:
David Hart, VP of Public
Relations, 817.215.8522 | Mobile: 817.532.8020, [email protected]