Milka's So Fast - She's in Seven Cities at the Same
Rolex Series Race Winner Featured in CITGO Billboard
July 25, 2005 - CITGO Racing's winning female driver Milka Duno is
currently featured on billboards in seven U.S. cities as part of CITGO's
on-going Hispanic marketing initiative. Milka, sporting her red, white
and blue CITGO Racing uniform, can be seen "larger than life" by motorists in Miami,
Chicago, Tampa, Atlanta, Orlando, Boston and Houston.
Duno appears on a total of 46 billboards at multiple locations in each of
the cities. There are five in Miami, two in Houston, five in Orlando,
twenty-three in Tampa, two in Atlanta, three in Chicago and six in Boston.
"I live in Miami and it is a fun but different feeling when I'm driving and
all of a sudden I look up and see myself on a billboard," laughed Duno. "I
feel very lucky and honored that CITGO has given me the opportunity to
represent them both on and off the track."
"Milka Duno's accomplishments are an example of what a Latin American woman
can achieve in a sport dominated by men," said CITGO Petroleum Corporation
President and CEO Félix Rodríguez.
The billboards feature Duno in her CITGO Racing driver's uniform along with
her signature and the statement "YO CITGO A LA CARRERA" - which translates
to "I'm still running" or "I'm still in a hurry."
Duno adds, "Fans that have seen the billboard, when they spot me somewhere,
come up and say to me 'Yo CITGO las carreras por ti!' It's really a
compliment that they have seen the sign and that they are interested."
Duno competes with CITGO Racing for their second consecutive season in the
2005 Rolex Sports Car Series. She is the first woman in history to race in
the highest class - the Daytona Prototype - in the #2 CITGO Pontiac
Crawford. In her first season with CITGO Racing Duno became the first woman
in history to win a major sports car race in North America when she won the
2004 Grand Prix of Miami. Duno scored her second Rolex Series win at the
same venue seven months later. She recently scored her first win of the 2005
season and her third Rolex Series win at the Circuit du Mont-Tremblant in
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and
other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc.,
an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.,
the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more
information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com .
Milka is also currently featured in Pontiac's largest ever Spanish language
advertising campaign launching an all-new sports sedan - the Pontiac G6.
Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets
the Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Grand Am, G6, Vibe and Sunfire. In 2003,
Pontiac sold more than 475,000 vehicles, ranking third among GM divisions in
total sales. 2004/2005 will see Pontiac launch an exciting new range of
vehicles including the Montana SV6, G6 coupe, G6 convertible and the
Solstice roadster. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found
at www.pontiac.com . Information in Spanish
can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp .