Jimmy Fennig, Crew Chief for Carl Edwards and No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford, Named MOOG® 'Problem Solver' at Richmond
Southfield, Michigan, April 28, 2013.The first-year partnership of Carl Edwards and crew chief Jimmy Fennig continues to flourish, as Edwards and the No. 99 Geek Squad Ford Fusion picked up their fifth top-10 finish of the year and Fennig received the prestigious MOOG® Steering and Suspension "Problem Solver of the Race" Award in Saturday night's NASCAR® Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
The MOOG "Problem Solver" award, presented by global vehicle components manufacturer Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML), is presented following each NASCAR Sprint Cup contest to the crew chief whose car posts the greatest improvement in average lap time over the second half of the race while finishing on the lead lap. Edwards and Fennig's Roush Fenway Racing-owned Ford, which started 28th, improved by a race-best 0.220-second per lap to finish sixth at Richmond. With the finish, Edwards moved up four positions, to second, in Sprint Cup points.
Fennig was asked by team owner Jack Roush to take charge of the 99 team after Edwards failed to qualify for last year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, just one year following his runner-up finish to Tony Stewart in Sprint Cup points. Edwards had also suffered a 70-race span without a win, but the 33-year-old driver broke that streak in just his second start with Fennig when the MOOG-equipped 99 car took the checkered flag at Phoenix.
"Carl has a lot of confidence now that Jimmy is on his pit box, and for good reason," said Tim Nelson, director of motorsports for Federal-Mogul. "They already have one win and four top fives in nine starts together and Jimmy keeps showing that he's among the best when it comes to reading a track and finding the right setup to move his car toward the front."
MOOG, the automotive service industry's "Problem Solver®," 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 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 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.
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