Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano finished 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the NASCAR Chase, giving both a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission and a Differential places in the Top-4 finishes of the Championship run.

Congratulations to Kevin Harvick on winning the 2014 NASCAR Championship, as well as on a great racing season.

Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch finished 1st and 2nd, respectively in this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Both drivers were running the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission.

A recap of finishes from this weekend’s NASCAR Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series –Ford Ecoboost 400 – Homestead-Miami Speedway

3rd      Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
6th      Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
8th      Clint Bowyer (JASPER  4-Speed Transmission)
16th    Joey Logano (JASPER  Differential)
17th    Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
21st    Michael McDowell ((JASPER Differential)
23rd    Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
39th    Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Chase Championship Round

3rd Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)

NASCAR Nationwide Series – Ford Ecoboost 300 – Homestead-Miami Speedway

1st      Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)
8th      Brad Keselowski ((JASPER Differential)
9th      Elliott Sadler (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Which American automaker produced the (full-size crossover SUV) Taurus X?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What is the automotive term for angular displacement from
the vertical axis of the suspension of a steered wheel in an automobile, measured
in the longitudinal direction
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Caster Angle or Castor Angle

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Gail G.

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Gobble, Gobble, it’s Turkey Time

2014 JASPER Turkey Distribution

Yes, it’s turkey time! Dating back to what is traditionally known as “The First Thanksgiving” in 1621, turkeys have been at the centerpiece of this holiday feast. With turkey being the most common dish of a Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving is commonly known as “Turkey Day.”

For over 40 years it has been Jasper Engines and Transmissions’ tradition to distribute turkeys to its Associates before the Thanksgiving and Easter holidays. Between the Jasper and Leavenworth (Crawford County), Indiana facilities, JASPER distributed 1,400 turkeys, with another 360 certificates for turkeys distributed among our 43 branch locations. The Associates were also given the option to donate their bird to a local charity. A number of turkeys were donated to local food banks, churches and a nursing home. Our Willow Springs, Missouri manufacturing facility is scheduled to distribute turkeys next week.

Whether you like your turkey roasted, deep fried, smoked, steamed, grilled, turduckened, brined, marinated, or rotisseried. Sit down and enjoy some time with family and friends this upcoming holiday. We all have a lot for which to be thankful.

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What is the automotive term for angular displacement from the vertical
axis of the suspension of a steered wheel in an automobile, measured in the longitudinal direction
?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What five vehicle brands does Toyota Motor Corporation
produce
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Toyota, Hino, Lexus, Ranz and Scion

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jake I.

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Keselowski and Busch Finish 3rd & 4th in Texas

Brad Keselowski, running a JASPER Differential, and Kyle Busch, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, finished 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race, JASPER Products took home the top three spots. Kyle Busch led the group with his win, with Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

A recap of finishes from this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – AAA Texas 500 - Texas Motor Speedway

3rd      Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
4th      Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Joey Logano (JASPER  Differential)
16th    Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th    Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
25th    Matt Kenseth ((JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Michael McDowell  (JASPER  Differential)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Chase Eliminator Round

Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)

NASCAR Nationwide Series – O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge – Texas Motor Speedway

1st      Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd     Joey Logano (JASPER  Differential)
3rd      Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)
5th      Matt Kenseth ((JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th      Elliott Sadler (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What five vehicle brands does Toyota Motor Corporation produce?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What was the last model year for the Ford Explorer
Sport Trac SUT
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 2010

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Laura P.

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A Little Halloween Fun for a Great Cause!

Jasper facility, October 31, 2014

Today is casual/costume day here at JASPER. For just a dollar donation, Associates dressed in casual attire or in full costume, such as these pictured adult-size trick or treaters! All proceeds collected from each of JASPER’s five remanufacturing facilities will be donated to area food banks. So far, the Jasper facility alone has raised over $200! Thanks to all who participated in this fun day raising money for a great cause. Enjoy the pictures and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

 

Nosferatu

Hmmm… Hippies, Snow White, a Ninja and Nosferatu?

 

Superheros

Superheros were sighted in Jasper Certified Components (JCC)!

 

Snow White

Snow White and one of the Dwarfs in the Sales Office!

 

Mario

Mario and a Leprechaun!

 

Jack O' Latern

And a Backwards Pumpkin Head in Indiana Tool and Die (ITD)!

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What was the last model year for the Ford Explorer Sport Trac SUT?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: In automotive marketing terms, what does the acronym
SUT stand for?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Sport Utility Truck

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: In automotive marketing terms, what does the acronym SUT stand for?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: The 1953 Chevrolet Corvette was only available in one color.
What color was it
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Polo White

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: J. Kincade

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Mmm…Soup Day

Thank you to everyone who stopped in today to support the annual Inside Sales Soup Day fundraiser. We collected $294! All proceeds collected today will be donated to Dubois County Community Meals, providing home cooked meals for disadvantaged families. It’s a fantastic organization, which was founded by one of our very own Jasper Sales Associates, Ed Zoglman, who has since retired. Thanks again and have a great weekend!

 

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