Federal-Mogul Corporation: David Gilliland Crew Chief Frank Kerr Wins First
MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Race' Award at Talladega
Southfield, Michigan, October 21, 2013.David Gilliland and the No. 38 Long
John Silver's Ford Fusion delivered another impressive performance at
Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, and crew chief Frank Kerr picked up his first
MOOG^® Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of the Race" Award in Sunday's
Camping World RV Sales 500 NASCAR^® Sprint Cup contest. Gilliland and Kerr
finished seventh, giving the Front Row Motorsports team its second straight
top-10 finish at Talladega.
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 best second-half improvement in average lap
time while finishing on the lead lap. The MOOG-equipped No. 38 Ford improved
by a race-high 0.214 seconds on the 2.66-mile superspeedway.
Although the 38 team didn't qualify well (24^th), Gilliland and Kerr came into
Sunday's race knowing they could run among the leaders, just as they had
during May's Aaron's 499 at Talladega, when Gilliland pushed Front Row
teammate David Ragan to victory. Front Row announced late last week that Ragan
and Gilliland were being renewed for the 2014 season.
"Front Row continues to make significant progress year after year, and David
Gilliland and Frank have been a major part of that success," said
Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "Frank gave David a strong car
at the start and he kept getting more speed out of their MOOG-equipped chassis
Kerr became the 18^th different crew chief in 2013 to win weekly MOOG Problem
Solver honors. With just four races to go, it appears the battle for the
$100,000 MOOG "Problem Solver of the Year" Award has come down to five crew
chiefs: Matt Borland (No. 39 Chevrolet, Ryan Newman) and Gil Martin (No. 29
Chevrolet, Kevin Harvick), tied with four weekly MOOG wins; and Todd Gordon
(No. 22 Ford, Joey Logano), Kevin Manion (No. 1 Chevrolet, Jamie McMurray) and
Paul Wolfe (No. 2 Ford, Brad Keselowski), who each have three.
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 the MOOG Problem Solver awards and MOOG
products, visit the brand's technician-focused
www.moogproblemsolver.comwebsite 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 44,500
people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield,
Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit
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