Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS pulled away on a restart with six laps remaining to win Sunday’s 55th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The 48 car – like every car that has won a NASCAR® Cup championship over the past 47 years – is equipped with precision-engineered Moog steering and suspension components from Federal-Mogul.
“Moog parts are right back where they finished the 2012 season – in the winner’s circle,” said Federal-Mogul motorsports director Tim Nelson. “Jimmie was strong all day, and he used lane choice and a great-handling chassis to pull it out at the end.”
Johnson was followed by runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Chevrolet), Mark Martin (No. 55 Toyota) and defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Ford), each of whom also rely exclusively on Moog steering and suspension components. It was the 61st Sprint Cup win in 400 starts for Johnson, whose resume includes a record five straight Cup titles.
As the automotive service industry’s “Problem Solver,” Moog parts are the leading choice of professional technicians and NASCAR crew chiefs. Federal-Mogul steering and suspension engineers work in partnership with 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, use the convenient, free www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog.