Federal-Mogul Corporation : Joey Logano Crew Chief Todd Gordon is Top MOOG®
'Problem Solver' at Texas Motor Speedway After Team Nearly Misses Start
Southfield, Michigan, April 15, 2013.Joey Logano and Penske Racing's No. 22
Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion nearly missed the start of Saturday night's NRA 500
NASCAR^® Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, yet the 22 team rallied for
an improbable top-five finish and Logano's crew chief, Todd Gordon, received
Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) MOOG^® Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver
of the Race" Award.
The weekly MOOG Problem Solver award is presented to the crew chief whose car
posts the greatest improvement in average lap time over the second half of the
race while finishing on the lead lap. Logano and Gordon teamed up for a
race-best 0.365-second improvement, but Gordon deserved the MOOG award almost
as much for simply getting his car onto the track in time for the green flag.
The 22 car required three pre-race passes through NASCAR's laser inspection
platform and was still being weighed in the garage area when the command was
given for drivers to start their engines. Because he was late to the starting
grid, Logano lost his qualifying position (18^th) and was relegated to the
back of the field.
"It would have been easy to use all of that pre-race drama as an excuse for a
disappointing performance, but Todd did an amazing job keeping his team
focused on improving their car and winning the race," said Federal-Mogul
Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "I don't think anyone other than Todd and
Joey would have believed they could come back to finish in the top five after
nearly missing the start. It was a case of true problem solving excellence."
Logano advanced his MOOG-equipped Fusion into the top 20 just 100 laps into
the 334-lap race and was running third with 50 laps to go. The 22 team had a
fast car last weekend, as well, at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway but finished
23^rd due to nagging electrical issues. Saturday's top five finish moved
Logano from 11^th to ninth in Sprint Cup points.
"They needed a top five here to regain their momentum. The 22 car wasn't
perfect, but Todd's adjustments to the MOOG-equipped steering and suspension
system kept them within striking distance all night, and Joey did a great job
bringing it home in the final green flag run," Nelson said.
MOOG is recognized as the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver^®" and
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
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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