Cummins, IMS announce partnership

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) — Two storied companies came together Wednesday for a unique, multiyear partnership.

As Cummins celebrates its centennial this year, it will have an increased presence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

That will include community activities and the iconic "C" logo 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 for the first time ever to participate in a pre-race parade lap.

"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, Vice President and 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 with IMS is a great way for Cummins to continue to raise our profile, recognize our history of innovation and discuss the future of our company, as we continue to challenge the impossible."

"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.

The history between Cummins and IMS began 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.