Federal-Mogul Corporation : Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR® Sprint Unlimited Race
Champion^®-Powered No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS Dominates
Closing Segment of 75-Lap Non-Points Event
Southfield, Michigan, February 18, 2013.Champion^® brand spokesperson Kevin
Harvick and the Champion spark plug-powered No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS
dominated the last of three racing segments to win Saturday night's 75-lap
NASCAR^® Sprint Unlimited event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. It
was Harvick's third win of the season-opening, non-points event.
Racing for the first time in NASCAR's new Generation-6 car, Harvick started
the 30-lap opening segment from 17^th position and avoided a nine-car accident
to advance into the lead for the 25-lap Segment 2. He ran in the top five
throughout the next segment and regained the lead heading into the closing,
20-lap sprint to the checkered flag. It was in the final segment when the
Champion-powered No. 29 car really showed its stuff, as Harvick led flag to
flag, holding off a series of late challenges for a 0.149-second margin of
"Kevin and the RCR (Richard Childress Racing) team were in mid-season form -
fast on the track with an excellent chassis setup, and fast in each of their
pit stops," said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "We knew he
would have challenges in the final laps, but Kevin played it smart and the 29
car had the 'Performance Driven' power from Champion to pull away."
The NASCAR Sprint Cup season officially begins at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday with the
As official spokesperson for the Champion brand, Harvick has helped spearhead
several innovative programs designed to introduce the brand's latest
"Performance Driven(TM)" technologies to millions of racing enthusiasts and
other consumers. One of the world's most recognized and respected brands,
Champion today represents an extensive offering of advanced products,
including world-class Champion spark plugs, Champion wiper blades and Champion
chemical additives for automotive and small-engine applications.
For additional information regarding Champion spark plugs and related
products, please visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com. To find the right Champion
plug for any engine, simply log on to Federal-Mogul's convenient
www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog.
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^®
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
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Harvick Wins Sprint Unlimited Race
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