Federal-Mogul Corporation : MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Race' at Martinsville
is Clint Bowyer Crew Chief Brian Pattie
Southfield, Michigan, April 8, 2013.Clint Bowyer and crew chief Brian Pattie
battled back from a mid-race accident to finish second in Sunday's STP Gas
Booster 500 NASCAR^® Sprint Cup race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, and
Pattie capped off the day by winning Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) MOOG^®
Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of the Race" Award. The finish boosted
the No. 15 RK Motors Toyota team six spots, to eighth, in Sprint Cup points.
The weekly MOOG Problem Solver award is presented to the crew chief whose car
posts the greatest improvement in average lap time during the second half of
the race while finishing on the lead lap. Bowyer and Pattie's Michael Waltrip
Racing-owned Toyota, which started 15^th, improved by a race-best 0.184 second
per lap on Martinsville's .526-mile asphalt and concrete oval.
The No. 15 Camry sustained front-end damage in a chain-reaction crash on Lap
180, but its MOOG-equipped chassis continued to provide exceptional handling,
enabling Bowyer to thread his way into the top five and set up a 13-lap sprint
to the finish with Jimmie Johnson. Johnson and the MOOG-equipped No. 48
Chevrolet had the inside lane and fresher tires, however, and the five-time
Sprint Cup champion pulled away for a 0.628-second margin of victory.
"The 15 team struggled a bit in qualifying but Brian had the car dialed in
perfectly for both of Saturday's practice sessions and today's race," said
Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "They took a pretty hard shot
in that accident, but Brian and his crew quickly identified the adjustments
they needed to make a run back toward the front. They never gave up, which is
what the MOOG Problem Solver award is all about."
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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