Federal-Mogul Corporation : Kasey Kahne Crew Chief Kenny Francis Named Top
MOOG® 'Problem Solver' at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Southfield, Michigan, March 11, 2013.Kasey Kahne led a race-high 114 laps and
recovered from a stall on pit road to finish second in yesterday's Kobalt
Tools 400 NASCAR^® Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Following the
race, Kahne's crew chief, Kenny Francis, capped off the day by winning
Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) prestigious MOOG^® "Problem Solver of the Race"
The MOOG Problem Solver award is presented following each Sprint Cup contest
to the crew chief whose car posts the greatest second-half improvement in
average lap time while finishing on the lead lap. Kahne and the No. 5 Farmers
Insurance Chevrolet SS topped the field with a 0.258-second improvement, an
impressive feat considering that the MOOG-equipped No. 5 car led much of the
first half of the race.
"Kasey and Kenny ran into a little bad luck on pit road near the end;
otherwise they probably would be celebrating in the winner's circle right now.
They had a great chassis setup and race strategy, and Kenny was able to keep
improving the number 5's handling as conditions changed," said Federal-Mogul
Motorsports Director Tim Nelson.
Kahne started fourth but led 59 of the first 74 laps on the 1.5-mile
superspeedway. He was equally dominant in the second half until relinquishing
the lead during a pit stop on Lap 223 and then stalling as he exited the pits
following a near-miss with another car. Nevertheless, the Chevrolet SS battled
back from sixth to fourth position with 26 laps to go, then picked up three
more spots and made a serious challenge for the lead during the final, 26-lap
green flag run.
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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