Greg Biffle crew chief Greg Erwin wins MOOG

Jan. 1, 2020
Greg Biffle and the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion made steady progress all night and barely avoided a multi-car crash in the closing laps to finish eighth in Saturday's NASCAR® Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup event at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Followin
Greg Biffle and the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion made steady progress all night and barely avoided a multi-car crash in the closing laps to finish eighth in Saturday's NASCAR® Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup event at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Following the race, Biffle's crew chief, Greg Erwin, received Federal-Mogul's MOOG® "Problem Solver of the Race" Award in recognition of the No. 16 Ford's improvement throughout the race.

Greg Biffle and the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion made steady progress all night and barely avoided a multi-car crash in the closing laps to finish eighth in Saturday's NASCAR® Showtime Southern 500 Sprint Cup event at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Following the race, Biffle's crew chief, Greg Erwin, received Federal-Mogul's MOOG® "Problem Solver of the Race" Award in recognition of the No. 16 Ford's improvement throughout the race.

The MOOG Problem Solver award is presented following each Sprint Cup contest to the crew chief whose car posts the largest increase in average lap speed over the second half of the race while finishing on the lead lap. The No. 16 Ford delivered a race-best .006-second change on Darlington’s 1.366 -mile oval.

“The No. 16 car was good enough for a top-five finish by the end of the race and might have won the thing if the team had 20 more laps to work with,” said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. “Greg Erwin and the Roush Fenway crew worked hard on the car’s handling throughout the race to get the right balance of tire grip and steering and to stay ahead of changing track conditions. It was fun to watch them move through the field over the final 30 laps.”

Erwin ordered a series of precise adjustments to the car’s MOOG-equipped chassis throughout the night and seemed to have the #16 car in top form over the final 70 laps. Biffle fell back to 13th after a pit stop on lap 359 but quickly charged back into the top 10 before a multi-car accident nearly collected him with just two laps remaining. He picked up two additional positions after the restart for his fourth top-10 finish of the year. His strong finish helped him gain two positions, to 12th, in the Sprint Cup standings.

“That wreck happened right in front of the No. 16 car, but Greg somehow was able to steer around it, thanks to fresh tires and excellent handling,” Nelson said.

MOOG parts are the leading choice of crew chiefs and automotive repair professionals and have helped drive an unprecedented 45 consecutive NASCAR Cup champions to victory. The unique benefits of MOOG components and other Federal-Mogul products are highlighted in the company’s innovative "Smart Choice" campaign, which reinforces the message that longer lasting, better performing replacement parts are today's best option for technicians and consumers.

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