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News   February 24, 2009   by Auto Service World

Penske Racing’s Pat Tryson Wins Nascar Moog ‘Problem Solver’ Award at Daytona 500


Pat Tryson, crew chief for Penske Racing’s #2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger, won the Nascar Moog “Problem Solver of the Race” Award for his impressive performance in the pits during last week’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Southfield, Mich.

Sponsored by Federal-Mogul Corporation, the Moog “Problem Solver of the Race” Award is presented throughout the Sprint Cup Series season to the crew chief whose team posts the largest increase in average lap speed from the first half to the second half of a race. The race, however, was red-flagged due to rain after 152 of the 200 scheduled laps.

“Sometimes even a short day on the track can make for a long and very challenging day for the crew,” said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. “Pat did an outstanding job of making chassis and tire adjustments throughout the race to help keep Kurt within striking distance of the lead. Then, after the crash, he and his crew somehow got the car back into shape for a strong run over the closing laps.”

Federal-Mogul’s Moog steering and suspension products feature innovative, problem-solving designs that make them the preferred choice of racing teams and professional automotive technicians. Every Nascar Cup champion since 1966 has driven to victory using Moog components.

For additional information regarding Moog steering and suspension products, please visit the brand’s new technician-focused Web site, www.moogproblemsolver.com, or contact your Moog supplier. More information also is available by writing to: Moog Marketing, Federal-Mogul Corporation, 26555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan 48033.


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