SOUTHFIELD — Federal-Mogul Corp. (Nasdaq: FDML) announced Tuesday that public online voting is now open for the $50,000 grand prize sponsorship in its “Search for a Champion” video contest, being run by Federal-Mogul’s Champion brand.

The five finalist grassroots racing teams have each already won a $10,000 Champion racing sponsorship.

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The final phase of the online voting is open now through March 25, with the $50,000 winner being announced April 2 by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and Champion spokesperson Kevin Harvick. Consumers who register and vote also will earn chances to win a free Champion t-shirt and an autographed Kevin Harvick poster.

The $50,000 grand prize sponsorship can be won by any of the five finalists — Jim Cebulski, Channahon, Ill.; Chad Crawford, Warrenton, Mo.; the Michalek Brothers, Louisville, Ohio; Erik Miller, Cumberland, Md.; or Kyle Sacket, Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H. — based on online votes as well as input from Champion and Harvick.

The finalists were selected from more than 330 entrants who produced exciting videos demonstrating their racing drive and commitment, and describing how they would use a Champion sponsorship to dominate the action in any of five engine-driven racing categories.

“We had over 130,000 votes in the first round and we’re hoping to exceed that total as consumers vote for the grand-prize winner,” Harvick said. “A $50,000 sponsorship is huge and a dream come true for any talented grassroots or semi-professional racer. Every racer can look back and identify the key sponsorship opportunity that helped them reach their goal. It would have been a big advantage for me early in my career when I was trying to make the jump from go-kart racing. The Champion team at Federal-Mogul is showing the world that they’re serious about powering the next generation of racing superstars.”

Federal-Mogul is a global supplier of powertrain and safety technology and innovation to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle safety. The company serves the world’s foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light, medium-, heavy-duty, aerospace, marine, rail and off-road vehicles; and industrial, agricultural and power-generation equipment; as well as providing well-known brands in the global aftermarket.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and now employs 45,000 people in 34 countries.

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Federal-Mogul brands include Abex, AE, Anco, Beral, Carter, Champion, FP Diesel, Fel-Pro, Ferodo, Glyco, Goetze, Moog, National, Necto, Nüral, Payen, Precision, Sealed Power, Speed-Pro and Wagner.


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