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Brad Keselowski Crew Chief Paul Wolfe Earns MOOG® 'Problem Solver' Honors at Watkins Glen


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Southfield, Michigan, August 13, 2013.Defending NASCAR(®) Sprint Cup series
champion Brad Keselowski delivered a much-needed top-five finish and his crew
chief, Paul Wolfe, won Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) MOOG(®) Steering and
Suspension "Problem Solver of the Race" Award in Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at the
Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. It was Wolfe's second MOOG Problem
Solver award of the season, moving him into a three-way tie for second place in
the battle for the MOOG brand's year-end $100,000 Problem Solver honors.



The weekly MOOG Problem Solver award is presented following each Sprint Cup
contest to the crew chief whose car posts the best second-half improvement while
finishing on the lead lap. Keselowski and Wolfe's MOOG-equipped No. 2 Miller
Lite Ford Fusion improved by a race-best 0.266 seconds per lap in 
finishing second at the Glen. The runner-up finish bumped the Penske Racing team up four spots, to eighth, in points with just five races remaining before NASCAR locks in its field for the season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup. Keselowski started eighth and was battling for position with Jamie McMurray's MOOG-equipped No. 1 Chevrolet in the early going when he spun out in Turn 1. That early miscue, which dropped the 2 car to 22(nd), dictated the team's strategy for the rest of the race, with Wolfe continually enhancing the car's steering and suspension to match changing conditions and Keselowski methodically regaining track position. It appeared the team might come all the way back to secure its first win of the year as Keselowski challenged for the lead on the final laps, but the 2 car couldn't pull off one last pass before the checkered flag. It was Keselowski's third straight runner-up finish in Sprint Cup racing on the 2.45-mile road course. "Brad and Paul look like they're going to finish strong, which is what champions do," said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "They need a win in the next five races to protect their position in the top 10, and if today's race had run one extra lap they might have gotten one. Paul was an outstanding leader in the pits, keeping the team and Brad focused on recovering track position after the early spin, which could have been devastating to their chances for the Chase." As Keselowski clings to a spot in the Chase field, Wolfe has made it clear he's a contender for the $100,000 season-ending MOOG Problem Solver award. With 14 races remaining, Wolfe, Dale Earnhardt Jr. crew chief Steve Letarte (No. 88 Chevrolet) and Jamie McMurray crew chief Kevin Manion (No. 1 Chevrolet) are tied for second place with two wins each. Leading the MOOG Problem Solver field with three weekly wins are crew chiefs Todd Gordon (Joey Logano, No. 22 Ford) and Matt Borland (Ryan Newman, No. 39 Chevrolet). A total of 15 different crew chiefs have won the weekly MOOG honors in the first 22 races. 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 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#1722600]


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