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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
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
As the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver(®)," MOOG is the
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.
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
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.
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