Federal-Mogul Corporation : Greg Biffle Gets Historic Win, Crew Chief Matt
Puccia Claims MOOG® 'Problem Solver' Honors at MIS
Southfield, Michigan, June 18, 2013.Greg Biffle and the Roush Fenway
Racing-owned No. 16 Ford Fusion gave Ford its 1,000^th victory in NASCAR^®
national series competition and crew chief Matt Puccia became the year's 12^th
recipient of the MOOG^® Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of the Race"
Award in Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup contest at Michigan
International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.
Puccia received the MOOG Problem Solver award after the No. 16 3M/Give Kids a
Smile Ford posted the greatest improvement (0.234 seconds) in average lap time
over the second half of the race while finishing on the lead lap. Weekly MOOG
Problem Solver honors and the year-end $100,000 MOOG "Problem Solver of the
Year" Award are sponsored by global vehicle components manufacturer
Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
Biffle was 19^th in the starting grid but ran in the top 10 for most the race.
The MOOG-equipped 16 car led 48 laps on the day but the final 27 were the most
important and nerve wracking, with Biffle withstanding a furious challenge
from Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson, whose MOOG-equipped No. 48
Chevrolet was posting the fastest laps of anyone on the track. Johnson had to
call off the charge after cutting his right-front tire with two laps to go,
and Biffle held on for his second straight victory at MIS. With the win,
Biffle and Puccia move up two spots, to eighth, in Sprint Cup points.
"Greg and Matt showed once again why they're so tough to beat at MIS," said
Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "Greg was patient at the right
times and aggressive at the right times, and Matt made several smart calls on
pit road to get their Ford Fusion out front."
Puccia is one of 10 crew chiefs with one weekly MOOG Problem Solver award,
while Matt Borland, crew chief for Ryan Newman (No. 39 Chevrolet), leads with
three weekly MOOG wins and Todd Gordon, crew chief for Joey Logano (No. 22
Ford), is second with two.
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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