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. The gamble paid off as the 16 car had just enough fuel to coast over the finish line in fourth place.
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. Gibson’s win, coming in the opening round of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, moves him into a six-way tie for third place in the MOOG “Problem Solver of the Year” standings.
The MOOG Steering and Suspension brand’s original racing decal – first displayed by Cup competitors in 1966 – will be used by teams as part of a celebration of the return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day Weekend. Several racing teams will debut throwback paint schemes prior to the race.