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Cummins and IMS Announce Special Partnership as Part of Cummins Centennial Celebration

Today, leaders from Cummins Inc., the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and elected officials gathered to announce a new multi-year partnership between the two 100-year old, Indiana-based companies.

Cummins is celebrating its centennial this year and as part of this, Cummins will have an enhanced presence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout the year. Cummins will have a number of activities for the public to enjoy throughout the year, and its iconic Cummins “C” logo and videos will be visible in locations throughout the Speedway. During this year’s Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 26, Cummins will have all five of its historic Indy 500 race cars together to participate in a pre-race parade lap for the first time ever.

Cummins and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have enjoyed a long and storied history together beginning at the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, when Cummins founder Clessie Cummins served on the pit crew for the winning car driven by Ray Harroun. Since that time, Cummins has used the venue to develop and refine new diesel technological innovations.

“Today, we are marking our 100th anniversary and our history of technological innovation with a renewed presence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Chief Technical Officer, Cummins Inc. “We are also grateful to our elected officials for presenting us with an official resolution from the State of Indiana recognizing and honoring our centennial. This partnership is a great way for Cummins to raise our profile, recognize our history of innovation and discuss the future of our company. It’s a great platform to talk more publicly about how we continue to innovate our products and services to bring our customers the clean, reliable power solutions at the right time, whether it be advanced diesel, natural gas, hybrids, fully electric or other alternative technologies like fuel cell.”

“Cummins and IMS have enjoyed a productive relationship for 100 years based on shared values of integrity, innovation and community stewardship,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, the parent company of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We’re honored to continue that bond with this partnership that will help to celebrate Cummins’ 100th birthday this year and also provide a platform for Cummins’ industry-leading technology and products for years to come. This partnership is a perfect fit between two proud Hoosier companies that have grown to serve customers with quality products in all corners of the world.”

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