NASCAR and FDP Friction Science, a leading manufacturer and supplier of brake pads, announced recently a new agreement that designates the Duralast brand as the ‘Official Brakes of NASCAR.’
With more than 50 years of brake technology and friction development experience, FDP manufactures Duralast Brakes, which are sold exclusively at AutoZone.
Duralast will also participate in the NASCAR contingency program, with the creation of the “Brake in the Race Award” across both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. The weekly award will be given to the highest eligible driver in the running order at the time of the first caution of each race.
The year-end award winner will be the driver who wins the “Brake in the Race Award” the most times during the course of the season. In the event of a tie, the final series point standings shall serve as a tiebreaker.
A full line supplier of both disc pads and brake shoes, FDP clients include OE manufacturers, retailers, program groups, warehouse distributors, exporters, and other brake manufacturers. FDP is headquartered in Tappahannock, Va., with manufacturing and R&D facilities located throughout the world.