Federal-Mogul Motorparts has announced it will continue its role as the presenting sponsor of the weekly MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race” award for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The new season of the award program will start with the upcoming Daytona 500.
Greg Ives, crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS, capped off an impressive first year with the 88 team by winning Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ MOOG “Problem Solver of the Year” Award. Ives clinched the award, which highlights the problem solving excellence of NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chiefs, by winning five weekly MOOG awards during the 2015 season.
Aric Almirola and his crew chief, Trent Owens, used a masterful pit strategy to pick up several positions and secure a top-10 finish in Sunday’s rain-shortened Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Phoenix International Raceway.
Rookie crew chief Justin Alexander pulled within one win of the leader in the battle for the $100,000 year-end MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver” award after earning the MOOG brand’s weekly crew chief award in Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Dave Rogers, crew chief for Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, won his first MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award of 2015 after Hamlin finished second in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 NASCAR Sprint Car race at Kansas Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., crew chief Greg Ives and the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet team advanced to the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by edging out Jamie McMurray over the final 24 laps to finish third in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
Matt Puccia, crew chief for the No. 16 Kleen Performance Products Ford Fusion, rolled the dice by keeping his driver, Greg Biffle, on the track while other teams were opting for fuel and new tires in the final 85 laps of Sunday’s Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H.
Tony Gibson, crew chief for Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, won the MOOG Steering and Suspension brand’s “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after Busch finished third in Sunday’s myAFibRisk400.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured another top-five finish at the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Richmond International Raceway. Crew chief Greg Ives earned his fourth MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race” Award, giving him the lead in the battle for $100,000.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief Greg Ives overcame multiple challenges to finish ninth in Saturday’s NASCAR Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. In addition to helping secure the 88 car’s 15th top-10 finish, Ives brought home his third MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award.
Rodney Childers, crew chief for Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS, won the MOOG Steering and Suspension brand’s weekly “Problem Solver of the Race” award after helping Harvick overcome early handling issues and a fuel miscue to finish second in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Michigan International Speedway.
Billy Scott, crew chief for Clint Bowyer and the No. 15 Maxwell House Toyota Camry, won his career-first MOOG Steering and Suspension “Problem Solver of the Race” Award after Bowyer made a late charge to finish sixth in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.