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Repeat Victory for Raybestos® Brakes and Denny Hamlin

First Atlanta Victory… Second Time Winning Consecutive Races

McHenry, IL — September 4, 2012  - Denny Hamlin outran Jeff Gordon during a two-lap race to the checkered flag in Sunday night's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Hamlin scored his second consecutive Sprint Cup Series victory, his series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.

 “The Raybestos brakes package is always a leading performer,” said Darian Grubb, Crew Chief of Hamlin's No. 11 Fed Ex Ground Toyota. “We know that no matter what kind of track we’re running… Denny is always going to be able to out-brake the competition.” The Atlanta race earns the JGR team its sixth win for the season and its 99th Cup victory over all.

The Raybestos Racing brake package, used by NASCAR® teams like Joe Gibbs Racing, combines ample stopping power with a considerable weight savings advantage on tracks like Atlanta Motor Speedway’s 1.54-mile oval track.
Raybestos racing brake pads are the ultimate high-friction, high-torque racing pads. The famous Raybestos “ST” series racing compounds provide superior stopping power for championship-caliber race teams.

Raybestos Racing calipers make up the strongest and lightest caliper package currently available in all of NASCAR. They have an optimized structure caliper architecture design and a mono-block aluminum alloy construction. They also include integral crossover cooling and progressively sized titanium pistons.

Raybestos Racing two-piece rotors are engineered to withstand the high-heat torture of short tracks and road courses; delivering the effective lightweight operation required for qualifying and superspeedway runs. Winning features include an S-groove slot design, a racing-specific vane configuration and optimized metallurgy.

For reliable performance, all Joe Gibbs Sprint Cup racecars are also equipped with Raybestos Racing ball joints and tie rods. The premium-quality chassis parts help fine-tune each car’s suspension setup for optimal grip and handling.

The lessons learned on short tracks like Atlanta are continually translated into product improvements across the entire Raybestos product line, which includes racing, street performance, police patrol/pursuit vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.

For more information on the Raybestos Sprint Cup braking system, or for questions on any Raybestos brand brake or chassis products, visit www.raybestos.com or call 800-323-0354.

Raybestos® brand brake and chassis parts are produced by affiliated companies in Affinia’s Global Brake & Chassis Group, the leading manufacturer of braking systems and chassis parts in the transportation industry. The brake line includes everything from brake drums to rotors, pads, shoes and hydraulic parts, while the chassis line features tie rods, ball joints, idler arms and sway bar links. Raybestos brand braking and chassis systems are also the only systems used by NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Race Team in competition. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit Raybestos.com. For more information on Raybestos chassis visit RaybestosChassis.com.

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $2.0 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.

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