Engines powered by Champion spark plugs from Federal-Mogul Corporation swept the top three positions in Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.
Champion, the “Performance Driven” brand of spark plugs, helped power race winner Kevin Harvick’s #29 Chevrolet to a thrilling last-second “slingshot” past the #1 Chevrolet driven by Jamie McMurray. Third-place finisher Juan Montoya (#42 Chevrolet) also relied on Champion plugs at Talladega’s 2.66-mile tri-oval restrictor-plate track.
“Champion spark plugs rank among the most successful plugs in nearly every form of auto racing, from NASCAR, to NHRA and IHRA drag racing, to Formula One competition,” said Federal-Mogul Product Manager Jeff Richardson. “Our latest, highly advanced firing-end technologies are helping thousands of professional racing teams, performance enthusiasts and engine technicians maximize engine output, efficiency and reliability.”
Federal-Mogul manufactures three exclusive Champion NASCAR plug designs used by Chevrolet andFord teams. These plugs feature cutting-edge projected surface gap designs that help optimize spark location within the combustion chamber for maximum burn rate. Each plug is equipped with a solid nickel core electrode for maximum performance and thermal efficiency in today’s most sophisticated racing engines.
Champion plugs and other leading technologies from Federal-Mogul are featured in the company’s innovative “Smart Choice” campaign, designed to reinforce the message that longer lasting, better performing premium replacement products are today’s best option for professionals and do-it-yourselfers performing virtually any common automotive repair.