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MOOG® Kicks Off 2017 Season, New Name for its Weekly Crew Chief AwardPrint Page E-mail Page 

‘MOOG Go the Extra Mile award to recognize crew chiefs throughout the Monster Energy  NASCAR® Cup Series 


  Southfield, Michigan, March 1, 2017...MOOG®, the “Official Steering and Suspension Partner of NASCAR®”  and leading brand from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, announced the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup  Series™ ‘MOOG Go the Extra Mile’ Award will be presented following  each race to the crew chief whose car posts the largest increase in average lap  speed from the first half to the second half of the race while finishing on the  lead lap.  Congratulations to Keith  Rodden, crew chief for Kasey Kahne and the #5 Chevy SS, for winning the first  MOOG Go the Extra Mile Award for 2017.
  At the end of the 2017 season, MOOG will present a $100,000 award to the Monster  Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief with the most weekly wins throughout the  36-race schedule. In 2016, Alan Gustafson, crew chief for Chase Elliott and  Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, was the first two-time  winner of the award previously known as MOOG® ‘Problem Solver of the  Year’ Award.  
  The 2017 racing season marks the 52nd year the MOOG brand has been involved in NASCAR.  In recognition of the vital importance of steering and suspension components in  overall vehicle safety and performance, NASCAR mandates every Monster Energy NASCAR  Cup Series team uses MOOG ball joints and tie rods. Since 1966, the MOOG brand  has carried every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion to victory.

“As  the exclusive provider of ball joints and tie rods to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup  Series teams, crew chiefs have relied on MOOG to help provide optimal racing performance  to their drivers,” said Michael Proud, vice president of marketing, North  America, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.  “MOOG  parts have consistently stood the test of the world’s most challenging racing  environments.”
  During the 2017  racing season, weekly updates on the MOOG Go the Extra Mile Award will be  available via MOOG’s social media channels:

To learn more about  MOOG products, please contact your MOOG Steering and Suspension supplier or  visit  To download a ’51 Years of  Champions’ poster, visit

About  Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC 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, wipers and a range of chassis  components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO®  wipers; Beck/Arnley® premium OE quality parts and fluids; BERU®* ignition systems;  Champion® lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®,  Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine  products; MOOG® chassis components; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake  products and lighting.

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

*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner  Ludwigsburg GmbH


  Drew  Shippy (Federal-Mogul Motorparts) – 330.688.3500
  Karen Shulhan (Federal-Mogul  Motorparts) – 248.354.4383