Matt Kenseth and the Champion spark plug-powered #17 Wiley X Sunglasses Ford pulled away over the final 32 laps to win Sunday’s NASCAR FedEx 400 at Dover (DE) International Speedway. The win was Kenseth’s second in the 2011 Sprint Cup Series and the seventh in 11 Cup starts for Federal-Mogul’s “Performance Driven” spark plug brand.
Winner of two of the last five Sprint Cup races, Kenseth took the lead on the day’s last restart and held off challenges from Mark Martin (#5 Chevrolet) and Marcos Ambrose (#9 Ford) to secure his 20th career Cup victory and move up four positions, to sixth, in driver points. His Roush Fenway Racing teammate, Carl Edwards, remains the points leader with two wins, four top-fives and five top-10 finishes in his Champion-sparked #99 Aflac Ford.
“Matt was strong all day, but the #17 car really seemed to hit its stride over the final 32 laps,” said Federal-Mogul Motorsports Director Tim Nelson. “That’s an advantage any Champion user can rely on, with unbeatable power and reliability in virtually any automotive, performance, powersport or small-engine application.”
Champion plugs for NASCAR engines feature leading-edge projected surface gap designs that help optimize spark location for maximum burn rate of each cylinder’s air-fuel charge. Each plug is equipped with a solid nickel core electrode for superior performance and thermal efficiency. The same Champion plug designs used in NASCAR competition are available through any Champion spark plug dealer.
For additional information regarding Champion spark plugs for any performance engine, contact your performance parts provider, visit www.federal-mogul.com, or write to Champion Marketing, Federal-Mogul Corp., 26555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan 48033. For applications information, use the company’s free www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog.