Federal-Mogul Corporation : Joey Logano Crew Chief Todd Gordon is Top MOOG
'Problem Solver' at Brickyard, Moves Into Tie for Year-End $100,000 MOOG
Southfield, Michigan, July 29, 2013.After two consecutive disappointing
finishes caused by flat tires, Joey Logano and crew chief Todd Gordon were
looking for good news in Sunday's Samuel Deeds 400 NASCAR^® Sprint Cup race at
Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They found it in their No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford
Fusion's ninth top-10 finish of the year as well as the third MOOG^® "Problem
Solver of the Race" Award for Gordon, who is now tied for the lead in the
battle for year-end $100,000 MOOG Problem Solver honors.
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 over
the second half of each Sprint Cup contest while finishing on the lead lap.
The MOOG Steering and Suspension-equipped 22 car improved by a race-best 0.378
seconds over the final 80 laps to finish eighth at the Brickyard.
Gordon's MOOG Problem Solver win moves him into a tie for the lead with Matt
Borland (No. 39 Chevrolet) in the season-long MOOG "Problem Solver of the
Year" battle. Borland and driver Ryan Newman's MOOG-equipped Chevrolet SS
captured the pole and the victory at Indianapolis. Kevin Manion, crew chief
for Jamie McMurray's No. 1 Chevrolet, has two weekly MOOG Problem Solver wins,
and 12 crew chiefs are well within range of the lead with one apiece.
"The $100,000 MOOG award always comes down to the final one or two races and
it's looking like there's still no clear favorite," said Federal-Mogul
Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "We've had 15 different weekly winners in 20
events; that shows you how competitive this sport is, not only out on the
track but also on pit road."
Logano started the race in 11^th position and ran in the top 15 for much of
the first half. The 22 car led the field for 10 laps near mid-race before
heading into the pits for four new tires. Following track bar and other
adjustments to the MOOG-equipped chassis, the Penske Racing-owned car advanced
aggressively through the field, consistently running in the top 12 for the
balance of the afternoon. The eighth-place finish stabilized Logano's position
(18^th) in Sprint Cup points following two straight disappointing races. Now
the challenge is to pick up six positions and/or multiple wins in the next six
events to qualify for the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup.
"Todd and Joey did what professionals do - they focused on the things they
could control and delivered a solid finish in one of the year's premier
races," Nelson said. "They know that every point counts over the next six
weeks and I'm sure Todd will have the Penske team ready with a fast,
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 products, 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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