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Southfield, Michigan, February 27, 2013.Joe Lax, crew chief for J.J. Yeley and
the No. 36 Golden Corral Chevrolet SS, captured his first NASCAR(®) MOOG(®)
"Problem Solver of the Race" Award after the No. 36 team delivered a top 10
finish in Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International
Speedway. The prestigious weekly and year-end MOOG "Problem Solver" awards are
sponsored by global vehicle components manufacturer Federal-Mogul
Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
The MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Award is presented to the crew chief whose
car posts the greatest improvement in average lap time during the second half of
each Sprint Cup event while finishing on the lead lap. The 36 team, which
finished 10(th) after starting in 41(st) position, delivered a race-best 0.140-
second-per-lap improvement over the final 100 laps
"J.J. and Joe are both new to the 36 team, so this was a great start to their
partnership," said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "J.J. reported
that he was a little loose early in the race and Joe nailed it with a track bar
adjustment on the second pit stop. From there on out they had a very fast
The MOOG steering and suspension-equipped 36 car, owned by Tommy Baldwin Racing,
consistently ran in the top 15 following Lax's chassis adjustment. It was
Yeley's highest career finish at Daytona and his best Sprint Cup series
performance since 2008.
In addition to the weekly MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Award, Federal-Mogul
also presents the $100,000 MOOG "Problem Solver of the Year" Award to the crew
chief with the best overall performance throughout the 36-race series.
As the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver(®)," MOOG parts are the
leading choice 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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