MOOG® Celebrates 50 Years of Winning in NASCAR® by Kicking Off New Season of Its Weekly “Problem Solver of the Race” Crew Chief Award at Daytona 500
Weekly Award Program Recognizes Excellence Among NASCAR Crew Chiefs Throughout the Sprint Cup Season
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:FDML), today announced that it will continue its role as the presenting sponsor of the weekly MOOG® “Problem Solver of the Race” award for the 2016 NASCAR® Sprint Cup season. The new season of the award program will start with the upcoming Daytona 500. MOOG is the Official Steering and Suspension of NASCAR.
At the end of the 2016 Sprint Cup season, MOOG will present the $100,000 “Problem Solver of the Year” award to the NASCAR crew chief with the most weekly wins throughout the 36-race schedule.The weekly MOOG award recognizes the crew chief whose in-race problem solving excellence contributes to the greatest second-half improvement in average lap time while finishing on the lead lap.
Throughout the 2016 racing season, weekly updates on the MOOG Problem Solver of the Race Award will be available via MOOG’s social media channels:
“MOOG is one of a select few brands required for Sprint Cup cars by the NASCAR rule book,” said Michael Proud, director of marketing, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “That’s a testament to the durability and reliability of MOOG parts. For 50 years, NASCAR crew chiefs have trusted MOOG, and we’re excited to continue our strong relationship with NASCAR in 2016.”
Greg Ives, crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the Hendrick Motorsports-owned No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS, won the 2015 MOOG Crew Chief of the Year Award after earning a series-leading five weekly MOOG awards. Also in 2015, Kyle Busch became the 50th consecutive NASCAR driver to win a championship with MOOG steering and suspension parts.
The 2016 racing season marks the 51st year of the MOOG brand being the preferred choice of NASCAR crew chiefs. In recognition of the vital importance of steering and suspension components in overall vehicle safety and performance, NASCAR mandates that every Sprint Cup team uses MOOG Problem Solver parts, specifically ball joints and tie rod ends.
To learn more about MOOG products, please contact your MOOG Steering and Suspension supplier or visit www.moogproblemsolver.com.