Federal-Mogul Corporation : Joey Logano Crew Chief Todd Gordon Picks Up Second
MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Race' Award at Pocono
Southfield, Michigan, June 11, 2013.Todd Gordon, crew chief for Joey Logano
and Penske Racing's No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, received his second
MOOG^® Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of the Race" Award after Logano
posted his sixth top-10 finish in 16 starts during Sunday's Party in the
Poconos NASCAR^® Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. Gordon now
trails Ryan Newman (No. 39 Chevrolet) crew chief Matt Borland by one weekly
MOOG win in the battle for the $100,000 MOOG "Problem Solver of the Year"
Sponsored by global vehicle components manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corporation
(NASDAQ: FDML), the MOOG Problem Solver of the Race 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. The No. 22 Ford
topped the field with a 0.528-second improvement to finish 10^th on Pocono's
2.5-mile "Tricky Triangle."
Logano and Gordon were relegated to 21^st position on the starting grid after
Friday's qualifying session was rained out, but the 22 car ran in the top 15
for much of the afternoon. Gordon called for a series of adjustments to the
car's MOOG-equipped steering and suspension to maximize handling precision and
tire grip as track conditions changed, enabling Logano to extend his momentum
in his first year with the Penske organization. The 22 team improved two
positions, to 16^th, in Sprint Cup points.
"Todd called a really strong race on a day when the winner (Jimmie Johnson)
just ran away from the field," said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim
Nelson. "The Penske crew kept their heads up and Todd and Joey focused on
maximizing their setup during every pit stop. Making the Chase is all about
grinding away in races like this to make sure you get a top 10 or top five,
and that's exactly what the 22 team did today."
With two weekly MOOG award wins, Gordon is just one win behind Matt Borland
for season-ending MOOG Problem Solver of the Year honors. But with just 16
races in the books and 11 different crew chiefs having claimed MOOG honors,
there's still no favorite for the $100,000 prize.
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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