Federal-Mogul Corporation : Ryan Newman Crew Chief Matt Borland Extends Early
Lead in MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Year' Battle
Southfield, Michigan, May 28, 2013.Ryan Newman crew chief Matt Borland became
the first NASCAR^® Sprint Cup crew chief to win three MOOG^® "Problem Solver
of the Race" awards after Newman and the No. 39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS
overcame tight handling to post a top-10 finish in Saturday night's Coca Cola
600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. His latest MOOG Problem Solver honors
give Borland a rare two-win lead in the hotly contested $100,000 MOOG "Problem
Solver of the Year" battle.
The MOOG Problem Solver awards are sponsored by global vehicle components
manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML). Borland won his second
consecutive Problem Solver of the Race award after the MOOG Steering and
Suspension-equipped No. 39 car improved by a race-best 0.327 seconds over the
second half of the contest while finishing on the lead lap. Newman finished
sixth after falling a lap down, in 31^st position, in the opening 100 miles.
The team finished 13^th in last week's Sprint All-Star Race, also at
Charlotte, prompting Borland and the Stewart-Haas Racing team to make major
changes to the car's setup before Saturday night's start.
"Like a lot of teams out there tonight, Matt and Ryan were struggling to get
ahead of the rapidly cooling track temperatures. Matt eventually found the
right combination and kept making the 39 car faster the rest of the night,"
said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "That's two straight MOOG
Problem Solver wins and a pretty good lead after 12 races, but I'm sure our
year-end honors will be a nail-biter in November like it always is."
The 39 team and others were confronted with a bizarre early incident that
enabled them to reassess their chassis setups and improve their competitive
position over the balance of the race. A cable used to support an overhead
television camera fell to the track surface on Lap 122, causing noticeable
damage to several cars. NASCAR officials immediately red-flagged the race for
what turned out to be a 30-minute inspection and repair period. Borland
ultimately called for dramatic changes to the 39 car, helping Newman quickly
advance from 31^st position into the top 20, then the top 10. He appeared to
be destined for a solid third-place finish before a late caution reshuffled
As the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver^®," MOOG 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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