Federal-Mogul Corporation : Paul Menard Crew Chief Richard 'Slugger' Labbe is MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Race' in Pure Michigan 400 Southfield, Michigan, August 19, 2013.Paul Menard drove arguably his best race of the season and his crew chief, Richard "Slugger" Labbe, earned his first MOOG^® Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of the Race" Award in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Menard and Labbe's No. 27 NIBCO/Menards Chevrolet SS finished fourth after starting the day in 20^th position. Presented 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 second-half improvement in average lap time. The Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, equipped with MOOG-equipped chassis No. 428, improved by a race-high 0.469 seconds per lap over the final 100 laps. Labbe is the 16^th different crew chief to win weekly MOOG Problem Solver honors in 23 races this year. He is just two wins behind co-leaders Todd Gordon (Joey Logano, No. 22 Ford) and Matt Borland (Ryan Newman, No. 39 Chevrolet) in the battle for the $100,000 MOOG "Problem Solver of the Year" Award. "Slugger has won our weekly award several times over the years, and his performance was just as impressive today," said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "The 27 was much faster than their qualifying position and Slugger made a series of great calls that helped Paul move up and stay among the leaders over the final series of green-flag runs. It looked like Slugger had their steering and suspension system dialed in perfectly for today's track conditions." The team's first top-five finish keeps alive their hopes for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Menard moved up two positions, to 17^th, in points with three races to go before the Chase field is set at Richmond. "They're in the same position as six or seven other teams on the bubble - they've got to get a win and run strong over the next three weeks," Nelson said. MOOG Steering and Suspension is the preferred brand of professional technicians and NASCAR^® crew chiefs, and MOOG components are recognized as the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver," with innovative designs that improve on original parts by providing increased durability, improved performance and easier installation. Many of the same MOOG technologies utilized in Sprint Cup competition are featured in MOOG ball joints, tie rod ends and other components available for today's passenger vehicles. 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. About Federal-Mogul 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 www.federalmogul.com. # # # # CONTACT: Drew Shippy (330) 688-3500 Jim Burke (248) 354-4530 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Federal-Mogul Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1723755
Federal-Mogul Corporation : Paul Menard Crew Chief Richard 'Slugger' Labbe is MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Race' in Pure
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