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Kasey Kahne Crew Chief Kenny Francis Named Top MOOG® 'Problem Solver' at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


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Southfield, Michigan, March 11, 2013.Kasey Kahne led a race-high 114 laps and
recovered from a stall on pit road to finish second in yesterday's Kobalt Tools
400 NASCAR(®) Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Following the race,
Kahne's crew chief, Kenny Francis, capped off the day by winning Federal-Mogul's
(NASDAQ: FDML) prestigious MOOG(®) "Problem Solver of the Race" Award.



The MOOG Problem Solver award is presented following each Sprint Cup contest to
the crew chief whose car posts the greatest second-half improvement in average
lap time while finishing on the lead lap. Kahne and the No. 5 Farmers Insurance
Chevrolet SS topped the field with a 0.258-second improvement, an impressive
feat considering that the MOOG-equipped No. 5 car led much of the first half of
the race.



"Kasey and 
Kenny ran into a little bad luck on pit road near the end; otherwise they probably would be celebrating in the winner's circle right now. They had a great chassis setup and race strategy, and Kenny was able to keep improving the number 5's handling as conditions changed," said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. Kahne started fourth but led 59 of the first 74 laps on the 1.5-mile superspeedway. He was equally dominant in the second half until relinquishing the lead during a pit stop on Lap 223 and then stalling as he exited the pits following a near-miss with another car. Nevertheless, the Chevrolet SS battled back from sixth to fourth position with 26 laps to go, then picked up three more spots and made a serious challenge for the lead during the final, 26-lap green flag run. As the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver(®)," MOOG is the preferred brand of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs. Federal-Mogul steering and suspension engineers work in partnership with 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 steering and suspension parts, visit the brand's technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website or contact your MOOG supplier. 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 Component Solutions 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#1684594]


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