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Southfield, Michigan, June 4, 2013.Tony Stewart broke a 30-race winless streak
and his crew chief, Steve Addington, capped the post-race celebration by being
named Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) MOOG(®) Steering and Suspension "Problem
Solver of the Race" following Sunday's FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks
NASCAR(®) Sprint Cup contest on the "Monster Mile" of Dover (Del.) International
Addington's MOOG Problem Solver award came after the No. 14 Code 3
Associates/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS posted the greatest improvement in average lap
time (0.058 seconds) over the second half of the race while finishing on the
lead lap. He earned five weekly MOOG awards in 2012 to win the prestigious
$100,000 MOOG "Problem Solver of the Year" Award.
"Tony and Steve have made a lot of progress in the past two weeks, and Steve
the Stewart-Hass crew worked wonders with the 14 car between Friday and Sunday,"
said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "The MOOG Problem Solver
awards are all about the fine-tuning that takes place on pit road before and
during each race, and Steve and his team just never gave up - they kept
improving the car's handling so Tony could be in a good position during the
In a good position he was, with the MOOG-equipped Chevrolet SS running third
when NASCAR officials assessed a pass-through penalty to race leader Jimmie
Johnson (No. 48 Chevrolet) with just 19 laps remaining. Stewart, who started
22(nd), immediately challenged the new leader, Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42
Chevrolet), and eventually gained the advantage from the outside lane with three
laps to go.
"It came down to two great drivers battling head to head for 19 miles, with the
win ultimately going to the one with the better-handling car," Nelson said.
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
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 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.
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