Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR® Sprint Unlimited Race at Daytona
Champion®-Powered No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS Dominates
Closing Segment of 75-Lap Non-Points Event
Southfield, Michigan, February 18, 2013.Champion® brand spokesperson Kevin Harvick and the Champion spark plug-powered No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS dominated the last of three racing segments to win Saturday night's 75-lap NASCAR® Sprint Unlimited event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. It was Harvick's third win of the season-opening, non-points event.
Racing for the first time in NASCAR's new Generation-6 car, Harvick started the 30-lap opening segment from 17th position and avoided a nine-car accident to advance into the lead for the 25-lap Segment 2. He ran in the top five throughout the next segment and regained the lead heading into the closing, 20-lap sprint to the checkered flag. It was in the final segment when the Champion-powered No. 29 car really showed its stuff, as Harvick led flag to flag, holding off a series of late challenges for a 0.149-second margin of victory.
"Kevin and the RCR (Richard Childress Racing) team were in mid-season form - fast on the track with an excellent chassis setup, and fast in each of their pit stops," said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. "We knew he would have challenges in the final laps, but Kevin played it smart and the 29 car had the 'Performance Driven' power from Champion to pull away."
The NASCAR Sprint Cup season officially begins at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday with the Daytona 500.
As official spokesperson for the Champion brand, Harvick has helped spearhead several innovative programs designed to introduce the brand's latest "Performance Driven(TM)" technologies to millions of racing enthusiasts and other consumers. One of the world's most recognized and respected brands, Champion today represents an extensive offering of advanced products, including world-class Champion spark plugs, Champion wiper blades and Champion chemical additives for automotive and small-engine applications.
For additional information regarding Champion spark plugs and related products, please visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com. To find the right Champion plug for any engine, simply log on to Federal-Mogul's convenient 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 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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