Federal-Mogul Corporation : No. 56 Toyota's Chad Johnston Becomes 10th Crew
Chief in 10 Sprint Cup Starts to Win MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Race' Award
Southfield, Michigan, May 6, 2013.Chad Johnston, crew chief for driver Martin
Truex Jr. and the No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry, became the 10^th crew
chief to win the prestigious MOOG^® Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of
the Race" Award in 10 NASCAR^® Sprint Cup starts this year following Sunday's
Aaron's 499 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Johnston received his award
after the 56 team survived an early accident, a three-and-a-half-hour rain
delay and near darkness in the closing laps to finish seventh on Talladega's
Sponsored by MOOG Steering and Suspension components manufacturer
Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), the MOOG "Problem Solver" award is
presented after each Sprint Cup event to the crew chief whose car posts the
greatest improvement in average lap time over the second half while finishing
on the lead lap. The 56 Toyota was one of the few cars to improve its
performance - by 0.010-second per lap - in the rapidly cooling temperatures
brought on by a string of thunderstorms moving through the region throughout
"We had everything - rain, hail, lightning and a couple of 'Big Ones,' but
Chad and Martin just held on and waited for the race to come to them," said
Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "This was the sort of day where
you just throw out the playbook, yet Chad somehow kept finding the right setup
for his MOOG-equipped steering and suspension following each delay."
Johnston was challenged early when the 56 Toyota was collected in a multi-car
accident on Lap 43, but the car's MOOG steering and suspension components
withstood the punishment and the Michael Waltrip Racing crew quickly addressed
other damage to avoid falling a lap down. From there it was up to Truex and
Johnston - now in their third season together - to identify necessary
adjustments in the highly variable weather conditions.
"A lot of credit goes to Chad for having the car handling so well at the end
when the field was running three wide in near darkness. That helped Martin
avoid the final pileup and come out of Talladega with a hard-earned top 10,"
With the seventh-place finish, the 56 team moved up two spots, to 13^th, in
Sprint Cup points.
MOOG, the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver^®," is the preferred
brand of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs. Federal-Mogul's MOOG
steering and suspension product engineers work in partnership with Sprint 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
Components 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^® brake products.
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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