Federal-Mogul Corporation : Kevin Harvick Crew Chief Gil Martin Earns MOOG®
'Problem Solver' Honors at Daytona
Southfield, Michigan, July 9, 2013...Kevin Harvick pushed NASCAR^® Sprint Cup
points leader Jimmie Johnson to the limit, but failed to get the help he
needed in the closing laps to win Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
(Fla.) International Speedway. Despite finishing third, the No. 29 Budweiser
Chevrolet SS team didn't come away empty handed, as crew chief Gil Martin
picked up his first MOOG^® Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of the
Race" Award after the 29 car posted the best second-half improvement (0.219
seconds) in average lap time while finishing on the lead lap.
Harvick's MOOG-equipped Chevrolet took the inside lane on the Lap 159 restart
for a two-lap sprint to the finish, but Johnson's outside line gave his No. 48
Chevrolet the push it needed to pull away from Harvick and Tony Stewart (No.
14 Chevrolet). Nevertheless, Harvick and his crew chief extended to eight
their string of top-10 finishes and solidified their hold on fourth place in
both drivers and owners points standings.
Martin, 2010 winner of the prestigious MOOG "Problem Solver of the Year"
Award, made a series of adjustments to the 29 Chevrolet's steering and
suspension system to address changing track conditions. After starting 26^th,
Harvick waited until midrace to make a run toward the front and his
Martin-tuned chassis helped him advance to sixth by Lap 101 and fourth by Lap
128. He was running second or third throughout the final 15 laps, which saw
four crashes and two restarts, setting up the two-lap dash ultimately won by
Johnson's MOOG-equipped Chevrolet.
"Jimmie had the dominant car out there tonight, but Kevin could have stolen
this race if he had gotten a stronger push on that final restart. But that
doesn't detract from an impressive performance - both on the track and in the
pits - by the 29 team," said Tim Nelson, motorsports director for MOOG
Steering and Suspension manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
"Gil is one of the best in the business and he and Kevin are going to be a
force to be reckoned with when we get into the Chase (for the Sprint Cup)."
At the halfway point of the Sprint Cup season, 14 different crew chiefs have
claimed MOOG Problem Solver of the Race honors, setting up a fierce battle for
the $100,000 MOOG Problem Solver of the Year Award. Matt Borland (No. 39
Chevrolet) leads the pack with three weekly MOOG award wins, followed by Todd
Gordon (No. 22 Ford) with two and 12 crew chiefs who each have one MOOG win.
"Being named MOOG Problem Solver of the Year is one of the most important
honors for a Sprint Cup crew chief. Right now these guys are worrying about
getting into the Chase, but you can be sure they're also watching the MOOG
standings to see if they have a shot at winning our $100,000 prize in
November," Nelson said.
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. Like MOOG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moogproblemsolver. 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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