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Posted (10/18/2012) -

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!

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