MAHLE Clevite Inc. Hosts 23rd Marine Regiment At Infineon Raceway; Greet Winner In Victory Lane

Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 27, 2011 – MAHLE Clevite Inc. showed its appreciation to our country’s military by having 11 Marines as the company’s guests during Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.

The Marines from the 23rd Marine Regiment are based out of nearby San Bruno, CA. They received a “behind the scenes” tour of the pits and garage area, met with various NASCAR personalities, and were in Victory Lane at the race’s conclusion for photographs with winning driver Kurt Busch.

“This was just a small way for us to show our appreciation to our American military heroes,” said Ted Hughes, Manager – Marketing, MAHLE Clevite, Inc. “We were excited to give these fine Marines ‘locker room’ access to our sport so they could get an up close and personal look at the drivers and crews, plus see a beautiful facility from a different perspective.”

The marines on hand included: Major Nathan Fenell (Colorado), Master Sergeant Shawn Stringham (Wyoming), Chief Hospital Corpsmen Kevin Avila (California) and Raul Valdez (California); Sergeants Harry Taylay (Missouri), Misael Garcia (California), Victor Perez (California), Timothy Hallisy (California), Jonathan Morris (Oregon), Robert Burke (Delaware); and Corporal Rory Roberts (California).

MAHLE Clevite’s dedication to the military parallels Infineon Raceway, which instituted programs “Tickets For Troops” and the “Sonoma Salutes Our Troops,” both putting the Armed Forces front-and-center at all of its motorsports events.

MAHLE Clevite is a longtime NASCAR Partner and sponsors the MAHLE Clevite Engine Builder of the Year Award, which hands out $100,000 at season’s end. As part of the program, a weekly check of $5,000 is given away in pre-race ceremonies at each Sprint Cup Series race.

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The MAHLE Group is one of the top 30 automotive suppliers and the globally leading manufacturer of components and systems for the internal combustion engine and its peripherals. More than 47,000 employees work at over 100 production plants and eight research and development centers. In 2010, MAHLE achieved sales of approximately of EUR 5.3 billion (USD 7 billion).

For further information:

MAHLE Clevite Inc.

Ted Hughes

Manager – Marketing

1240 Eisenhower Place


Phone: +734/975-7936

Fax: +734/975-7820

Michele Brown

Harris, Baio & McCullough

(215) 440-9800

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