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
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
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"
"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.
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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