MILKA DUNO NOMINATED FOR 2006 PREMIOS JUVENTUD AWARD
Race Car Driver Duno Both a Nominee and Presenter
May 15, 2006, Los Angeles, CA - CITGO Racing's Milka Duno has been nominated
for a 2006 Premios Juventud award in the Sports Category. "Premios Juventud"
(Youth Awards), Spanish-language television's hippest and most
unconventional awards show, returns for its third edition to honor the
biggest names in Latin show business, fashion and sports. The 3-hour
star-studded entertainment special will again be broadcast live on the
Univision Network on Thursday, July 13 from 8-11 pm ET/PT (7-10 pm
Milka has been invited to participate in the star-studded event as both a
nominee and as a presenter.
Milka has been nominted as "La deportista de alta tensión" (Most
Electrifying Female Player). Awards will be determined by popular vote
online on Univision.com, the country's #1 Spanish-language website.
Friends and fans of Milka can vote for her by going directly to:
http://www.univision.com/content/content.jhtml?cid=859601 or by going to
Univision.com, clicking on the "Premios Juventud - Votacion Aqui" icon on
the home page, clicking on the "Deportes" category, then selecting Milka in
the La deportista de alta tensión section. Voting ends June 7, 2006.
A tremendous ratings blockbuster in its first and second year, "Premios
Juventud" will bestow awards in 28 unconventional categories specifically
created to celebrate the preferences of today's Hispanic youth. Winners will
be announced within a fast-paced line-up of today's hottest Latin music
Milka, one of the most successful female race car drivers in the world
today, joins other nominees recognized for their popularity and overall
appreciation in five distinct areas - Film, Music, Sports, Fashion and Pop
Culture - such as Antonio Banderas, Andy Garcia, Shakira, Alex Rodriguez and
Reggaetón superstar Daddy Yankee.
In addition to the many awards that will be bestowed on Latin stars, several
scholarships will be awarded to Hispanic youths for their academic
achievement. Applications and additional information can be obtained at
Univision.com and must be submitted by May 26, 2006.
Milka is a qualified Naval Engineer with four master's degrees - in
Organizational Development, Naval Architecture, Aquaculture and Maritime
Business - earning the last three degrees simultaneously. She is now in her
third consecutive season with CITGO Racing and competes in the Grand
American Rolex Sports Car Series.
In 2004, Milka became the first woman in history to win a major
international sportscar race in North America when she captured the overall
win at the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Grand Prix of Miami. She
followed that victory with her 2nd overall win at the same track seven
months later. In 2005 Milka scored her third career Rolex Series win.
Remarkably, in only two full Rolex Series seasons, Milka has earned three
overall wins, six podium appearances, nine top-five finishes and seventeen
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, 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 .
For the third consecutive year, well-known Latina racecar driver Milka Duno
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan, coupe and
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe and
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking third
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac will be
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP and the entry-level G5 coupe in the
Fall 2006. 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 .
Milka is also the Latin American spokesperson for Sony's Xplod car audio
brand. Sony Corporation of America is a leading manufacturer of audio,
video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer
and professional markets. Its music, motion picture, television, computer
entertainment, and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive
entertainment companies in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual
sales of approximately $67 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31,
2005. You may visit the Sony Corporation website at http://www.sony.net/ .
Sony Latin America has a regional office in Miami, Florida, and subsidiaries
in numerous countries, including Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia,
Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. You may visit the
Sony Latin America website at http://www.sony-latin.com/index_.crp
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com . For
more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series log on to