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Gil Martin, Kevin Harvick Crew Chief, Earns MOOG® 'Problem Solver of the Race' Honors in Chase Opener


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Southfield, Michigan, September 16, 2013.Gil Martin, crew chief for Kevin
Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Designate a Driver Chevrolet SS, moved into a
tie for second place in the battle for Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) $100,000
MOOG(®) Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of the Year" Award after picking
up weekly Problem Solver honors in Sunday's Chase-opening Geico 400 at
Chicagoland Speedway. It was Martin's third weekly MOOG award, putting him just
one win behind leader Matt Borland, crew chief for Ryan Newman (No. 39
Chevrolet).



The MOOG Problem Solver awards recognize the pit professionals whose behind-the-
scenes decisions help advance their teams' competitive position throughout the
NASCAR(®) Sprint Cup season. The weekly Problem Solver award is presented to the
crew chief whose car posts the greatest increase in average lap time 
during the second half of each race while finishing on the lead lap. At the end of the year, Federal-Mogul presents the prestigious MOOG Problem Solver of the Year Award to the crew chief with the best overall performance throughout the 36-race season. Harvick and Martin's MOOG-equipped Chevrolet improved by a race-best 0.416 seconds at Chicagoland, enabling Harvick to finish third in an event that was red-flagged for more than five hours due to rain. "Kevin was fighting tight handling early in the race, but Gil did a great job in diagnosing the issue and adjusting their MOOG-equipped chassis on the first stop," said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "The 29 continued to get better throughout the race, which shows that Gil had the right read on how the track was going to change throughout the afternoon and even after the long delay.  That's a skill that only comes through experience and an ability to translate your driver's input into ultra-fast, precise chassis adjustments." Now fourth in Chase points with nine races remaining, Harvick advanced into the top 15 on the track after Martin's initial adjustments and was running 14(th) when the race was red flagged nearly halfway through the scheduled 267 laps. The 29 quickly advanced into the top 10 after the long delay and was running among the leaders the rest of the night. Martin, who won the 2010 MOOG Problem Solver of the Year Award, is now tied with Joey Logano (No. 22 Ford) crew chief Todd Gordon for second place, followed by crew chiefs Steve Letarte (Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 Chevrolet), Kevin Manion (Jamie McMurray, No. 1 Chevrolet) and Paul Wolfe (Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Ford), who are deadlocked in third with two wins each. 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#1729540]


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