Jimmie Johnson's Victory in Kansas Earns Fourth Bosch Aftermarket NA Donation for Hendrick Marrow Program

BROADVIEW, IL.- May 11, 2015 – Jimmie Johnson drove his Bosch-equipped No. 48 Lowe’s  Chevrolet SS to victory lane in Saturday evening’s NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™ event at Kansas Speedway. In recognition of Johnson’s victory, Bosch Aftermarket NA is making a $1,000 contribution to the Hendrick Marrow Program for the fourth time this season.

The Hendrick Marrow Program works to raise money to help cover uninsured costs of transplants through the Hendrick Family Fund for patient assistance, while growing the Be The Match® Registry of volunteer donors. Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, established the Hendrick Marrow Program of the Be The Match® Foundation, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, after being diagnosed with leukemia in 1997.

“It was gratifying to see three Bosch-equipped Hendrick Motorsports teams in the top four this past weekend at Kansas Speedway,” said Tony Pauly, director of advertising and brand management for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America. “It is testament to the strength of the Hendrick teams – especially at the 1 ½-mile tracks – and the partnership between Bosch and Hendrick Motorsports. We’re thrilled that Hendrick Motorsports relies on Bosch quality parts to power them to victory.”

Bosch Aftermarket has a long-standing partnership with the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™.  Bosch has provided quality parts — such as oxygen sensors, spark plugs, injectors, alternators, coils, filters, fuel pumps, starters and pressure regulators — to multiple NASCAR® teams for more than a decade, helping them to numerous appearances in victory lane and seven Sprint Cup Series™ championships since 2001.

About Bosch:
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 25,000 associates in more than 100 locations. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico according to preliminary figures. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly   360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

 

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Johnson at Kansas Speedway