Federal-Mogul Corporation : Dale Earnhardt Jr. Crew Chief Steve Letarte Earns
MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Race' Honors at PIR
Southfield, Michigan, March 6, 2013.Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief, Steve
Letarte, won his first MOOG^® "Problem Solver of the Race" Award of 2013 after
the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS delivered its second consecutive
top-five finish in Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 NASCAR^® Sprint Cup race at
Phoenix International Raceway. The prestigious weekly and year-end MOOG
"Problem Solver" awards are presented by global vehicle components
manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
The Problem Solver of the Race award is presented to the crew chief whose car
posts the greatest second-half improvement in average lap time while finishing
on the lead lap. The 88 Chevrolet, which started in 21^st position, improved
by a race-best 0.177-second over the final 158 laps to finish fifth at PIR.
"Steve had the 88 car humming today - his setup was spot-on at the start and
it really took off with a little clean air after the first 100 laps," said
Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "But his MOOG Problem Solver
award is a result of the great adjustments and pit strategy that helped make
the 88 even faster in the later stages of the race."
Earnhardt broke into the top 10 on Lap 100 and held the lead for 41 laps
during the middle portion of the race before a caution flag reshuffled the
field. He was forced to conserve fuel in the closing laps after a caution
extended the race for a green-white-checkered finish.
Letarte won the weekly MOOG Problem Solver award four times in 2012 and was
runner-up to crew chief Steve Addington (No. 14 Chevrolet) for the $100,000
MOOG "Problem Solver of the Year" Award.
As the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver^®," MOOG is the preferred
brand of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs. Federal-Mogul
steering and suspension engineers work in partnership with Cup teams to
develop and test innovative designs that help provide race-winning performance
and durability. Many of these same technologies are featured in MOOG ball
joints, tie rod ends and other components available for today's passenger
For more information regarding MOOG steering and suspension parts, visit the
brand's technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website or contact your
MOOG supplier. To identify the right MOOG part for virtually any application,
please use the convenient, free 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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