SOUTHFIELD, MICH., August 10 /CNW/ - More than 68,000 cheering fans saw
an action-packed and controversial finish to Canada's first-ever NASCAR Busch
Series race as Kevin Harvick's Champion(R) Spark Plug-powered #21 Chevrolet
took the checkered flag in the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles
Villeneuve in Montreal on Saturday, Aug. 4. The "Performance Driven" Champion
spark plugs are manufactured and marketed by Federal-Mogul Corporation
(OTCBB:FDMLQ), a leading global supplier of innovative components and systems
for virtually all types of vehicles.
Harvick's win, the fourth of the year for the defending Busch Series
champion, came amid controversy related to a late-race bump that sent
then-leader Robby Gordon into a spin and brought out the caution flag. Harvick
raced to victory on the restart, adding to the Champion brand's 100th
Champion plugs helped power Harvick's Busch Series title in 2006 and have
provided the spark for five NASCAR Cup Series champions since 2000.
"This exciting win was the perfect way to introduce NASCAR competition to
Canadian racing fans and to involve millions of racing enthusiasts in the
Champion brand's 100th anniversary celebration," said Tim Nelson, director of
Federal-Mogul is celebrating the Champion centennial with a variety of
innovative promotions, sponsorships and special offers. The brand's new
AlwaysAChampion.com global Web site enables visitors to learn about talented
young racing professionals, watch exciting new motorsports videos, access free
online and mobile downloads, look up Champion parts, and play the "Crew Chief
Challenge" interactive driving skills competition. Through Aug. 15, 2007,
visitors also can enter the "Champion 100 Performance Driven Sweepstakes" for
a chance to win one of more than 100 limited-edition prizes.
The Champion brand is marking its performance-driven heritage by looking
forward to the next generation of innovative products for the automotive
industry. The brand's iconic red-and-black "bowtie" logo - already a familiar
sight for millions of consumers worldwide - will gain unprecedented exposure
throughout the campaign at racing venues, in service garages, parts stores,
national retail locations and other locations.
For more information regarding Champion spark plugs and the Champion
brand of performance-driven products, please contact your Champion supplier,
write to: Champion Marketing, Federal-Mogul Corporation, 26555 Northwestern
Highway, Southfield, Michigan, 48033, or visit www.AlwaysAChampion.com.
Federal-Mogul Corporation is a leading global supplier, serving the
world's foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light
commercial, heavy-duty, agricultural, marine, rail, off-road and industrial
vehicles, as well as the worldwide aftermarket. The Company's leading
technology and innovation, lean manufacturing expertise, as well as marketing
and distribution deliver world-class products, brands and services with
quality excellence at a competitive cost. Federal-Mogul is focused on its
global profitable growth strategy, creating value and satisfaction for its
customers, employees and stakeholders. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in
The Company is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 45,000
people in 35 countries. Federal-Mogul's aftermarket products are sold under a
variety of power brands, including but not limited to, AE(R) engine products,
ANCO(R) wipers, Champion(R) spark plugs and wipers, Fel-Pro(R) gaskets,
Ferodo(R) brake pads, Glyco(R) bearings, Goetze(R) piston rings, Moog(R)
chassis products, National(R) wheel-end components, Nural(R) pistons, Payen(R)
gaskets, Sealed Power(R) engine products and Wagner(R) lighting and brake
Visit the company's Web site at www.federalmogul.com.
Note to Editors: There should be an umlaut over the "u" in "Nural" above.
For further information:
For further information: Federal-Mogul Corporation Lou Kafantaris,
248-354-9427 or Paula Silver, 248-354-4530