Federal-Mogul Corporation : Federal-Mogul Launches Product Technology Partnership with John Force Racing Southfield, Michigan, February 6, 2013.Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) and John Force Racing, Inc. (JFR) today announced a technology partnership for the development and testing of next-generation performance spark plugs on nitromethane-fueled drag racing engines and other demanding applications. One of the most successful professional drag racing teams, JFR will campaign one Top Fuel Dragster and three Fuel Funny Cars in the 2013 NHRA^® Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Each of the team's engines will be powered by Champion^® spark plugs. "Even the most sophisticated computer-based simulations and other advanced engineering tools can't begin to match the operating environment of a nearly 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel Dragster or Funny Car engine," said Mark McMurray, bearings and ignition technical specialist, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. "This new relationship will enable us to develop and test a variety of next-generation spark plug technologies to operate in very challenging environments." JFR, like many leading professional drag racing teams, has used Champion racing plugs for more than 10 years. "Champion has been the gold standard in racing plug technology for nearly half a century, and Federal-Mogul continually develops new ways to help teams push their engines to the very edge," said Mike Neff, crew chief for John Force's Castrol GTX Ford Mustang Funny Car. "We're excited to work even more closely with Federal-Mogul engineers to help Fuel teams break new performance barriers." Few applications match the demands of a Top Fuel engine, where each spark plug must direct nearly 60,000 volts and 1 amp of power into the combustion chamber to ignite the nitromethane charge. Simply surviving the 4-second run down the track is challenging in terms of plug design given the extreme temperatures, combustion pressures and intense vibration associated with a Top Fuel or Fuel Funny Car engine. "There is a very narrow window in which a spark plug can survive and properly perform in a Top Fuel engine," McMurray said. "In fact, if the team just barely misses in the engine tune, they can burn the plugs all the way back to the threads." In addition to Force's Castrol GTX Funny Car, JFR will campaign the Auto Club of Southern California Ford Mustang Funny Car, driven by Robert Hight; Courtney Force's Traxxas Funny Car; and the new Castrol EDGE Top Fuel Dragster, driven by Brittany Force. For more information regarding Champion spark plugs and other ignition products for the original equipment marketplace, please visit www.federalmogul.com. To learn more about Champion spark plugs for the replacement parts and service market, please visit your Champion dealer or visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com. To identify the right Champion plug for any engine, simply use the www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog. Federal-Mogul also offers a convenient Web catalog of lawn-and-garden, ATV, snowmobile and other small-engine applications at www.GetChampion.mobi. This eCat is optimized for mobile devices. About Federal-Mogul Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety. Federal-Mogul operates two independent business segments, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul's Powertrain Segment designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul's Vehicle Component Solutions Segment sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO^® wiper blades; Champion^® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE^®, Fel-Pro^®, FP Diesel^® Goetze^®, Glyco^®, Nüral^®, Payen^® and Sealed Power^® engine products; MOOG^® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo^® and Wagner^® brake products. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 45,000 people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com. # # # CONTACT: Drew Shippy (330) 688-3500 Jim Burke (248) 354-4530 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Federal-Mogul Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1675687
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