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Alcon brakes 2012 - Racing success

Alcon-equipped vehicles came to a smooth stop in victory lane nine times this summer, including three straight NASCAR Sprint Cup wins, one NASCAR Nationwide Series win, one American Le Mans Series win, and four GRAND-AM Series wins.

In 2012, Alcon-equipped cars have won nine races and led the points for 22 of 25 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

The lightweight yet durable braking system provided the Alcon advantage to the championship contenders at Bristol, with Alcon-equipped Cup cars leading 320 of 500 laps.

64%% of NASCAR Sprint Cup races on tracks less than a mile have won with the help of Alcon’s brake technology since the release of the current NASCAR Sprint Cup packages in 2009.

The premier provider of high performance braking systems proudly congratulated Greg Biffle’s team on the win at Michigan, Denny Hamlin’s team on the wins at Bristol and Atlanta, Joey Logano’s Nationwide team’s win at Bristol, and TRG and Al Carter’s ALMS win at Baltimore.

Also celebrating in victory lane and running Alcon brakes were Turner Motorsport in the Grand-AM GT race at Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen, and Rum Bum Racing at Road America and Watkins Glen in the Grand-AM GS races.

Autumn usually ushers in a season of change, but for Alcon, the wins kept coming through September and into October, with one NASCAR Sprint Cup win and one Grand-AM series win.

Denny Hamlin’s win at New Hampshire was the tenth win in 2012 for Alcon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Of Joe Gibbs Racing’s 100 wins, 32 have been Alcon-equipped racecars.

Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega in October. “When the pile-up happened in turn four, those Raybestos brakes (engineered by Alcon) were there for Matt,” said veteran Roush Fenway crew chief and current No. 17 pit leader Jimmy Fennig. “He maintained control and avoided that final-lap crash.” This marked Alcon’s eleventh win in the series this year.

Alcon-equipped vehicles have won 39.5% of the NASCAR Sprint Cup races on ovals (when teams opted to use the short track package) since the release of the Generation 2 package.

Team Sahlen celebrated their first win in the Grand-AM GT series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 9!

Alcon Develops Braking Solution for Protean Electric Motors

Announced at a press conference during the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Alcon and Protean Electric have joined in a technical partnership with the development of a custom braking solution for Protean Electric’s in-wheel drive system.

Protean Electric is an award-winning technology company that has developed an in-wheel electric system for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric light-duty vehicles. The unique Protean Drive system can improve vehicle fuel economy, add torque, increase power and enable improved vehicle handling. The in-wheel motors are designed for a broad range of vehicles and can also be retrofitted on any vehicle with an 18 to 24-inch wheel.

“We are very pleased to announce strategic partnerships with some of the best automotive expertise in the world,” said Protean Electric Chairman and CEO Bob Purcell in a press release. “We are leading the industry in in-wheel electric drive systems, and we have partnered with unsurpassed global automotive expertise to make sure our solutions are reliable, durable, and can be brought to market cost-effectively.”

Through the technical partnership Alcon has designed a custom braking solution that works with the in-wheel motors. Because the in-wheel motors fit within the space normally occupied by the brakes, Alcon was tasked with designing and developing a unique foundation brake solution to work with the Protean Drive system and maintain the same functionality as the original vehicle brakes

Phil Stubbs, President of Alcon USA said “the partnership with Protean takes full advantage of Alcon’s key strengths of design, development and in-house testing of custom engineered brake systems”.

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