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Throwback Decal Debuted in 1966 in Conjunction with Brand's
First of 49 Consecutive Cup Titles
Southfield, Michigan, August 31, 2015.Millions of racing fans following next weekend's Bojangles' Southern 500 NASCAR® Sprint Cup event at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway will be able to see a bit of motorsports history on the front fender of each car on the track. The MOOG® Steering and Suspension brand's original racing decal - first displayed by Cup competitors in 1966 - will be used by teams as part of a celebration of the return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day Weekend. Several racing teams will debut throwback paint schemes prior to the race.
MOOG, in its 50th year of Cup competition, is the Official Steering and Suspension of NASCAR. MOOG products are manufactured and marketed by global vehicle components supplier Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
Among the first drivers to proudly display the blue-and-yellow "MOOG High Performance Chassis Parts" decal - and rely on the brand's industry leading Problem Solver(TM) parts - was David Pearson, who in 1966 won the first of his three NASCAR championships and began the MOOG brand's unprecedented 49-year streak of Cup titles. Pearson won 14 of 49 events that season, all with the help of precision-engineered MOOG parts. In commemoration of his championship performance, Pearson's white No. 6 Dodge is the first of 49 cars appearing on the MOOG brand's current NASCAR poster, while 2014 Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Chevrolet SS is the most recent addition.
"MOOG is among a very select group of brands that have remained vital contributors to the success of Cup teams over the past 50 years," said Tim Nelson, director of motorsports for Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "Although it has been several decades since that early MOOG decal first appeared on Cup cars, our commitment to innovation and product excellence for all customers - race teams, professional technicians and consumers - remains every bit as strong today."
The MOOG brand is the preferred choice of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs. In recognition of the vital importance of steering and suspension components in overall vehicle safety and performance, NASCAR mandates that Cup teams use 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 the technician-focused www.moogproblemsolver.com website. Like MOOG on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/moogproblemsolver and follow the brand on Twitter for product updates and special promotions.
Federal-Mogul Holdings 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 divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts 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®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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