CITGO RACING'S DAYTONA RACE REPORT
Duno Punted from Behind, CITGO Racing Out on Lap Two
June 29, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno, Stefan Johansson and the
Racing team's Daytona effort ended very prematurely when their #11 CITGO
Pontiac Riley was forcefully punted from behind - on lap 2 - at this
evening's Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway. After
results in the two practice session leading up to this evening's race
the drivers and crew were hopeful for at least a top-ten finish - but
was simply not on their side.
The grid for the 70-lap summer classic was determined by team points
Milka started in the 8th row and in the 15th position. On lap 2, at
Milka was hit very hard from behind and sent - literally - on top of
in front of her. Thankfully, Duno climbed from the car unhurt but very
disappointed. The damage to the car was serious - requiring a tow to
team's garage. The car had suffered a race-ending broken right- rear
suspension and was officially retired on lap 21.
"Luck has just not been on our side for the last few races. We
come to each
race very prepared and with a great car - and with a very real chance
great results. But for one reason or another - like tonight - something
happens that no amount of skill, experience or preparation can overcome.
simply cannot win a race without a little bit of luck. I feel bad for
team who work exceptionally hard all the time, and for Stefan - who
even get in the car."
"It's obviously very disappointing to be out this early in the
race. I think
we would have had a reasonably good chance today; the car was good in
practice. It's just always disappointing when you drop out this early."
After two races in six days, Milka and the CITGO Racing team will get
deserved break from race action. Their next Rolex Sports Car Series
competition will be a month away at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham,
Alabama July 28-30, 2006.
CITGO, based in Houston, Texas, is a refiner, transporter and marketer
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt
other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc.,
indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.,
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
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan, coupe
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking third
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP and the entry-level G5 coupe
Fall 2006. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found
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
brand. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications,
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
billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006. You may visit the
Corporation website at http://www.sony.net/. Sony Latin America has
regional office in Miami, Florida and subsidiaries in numerous countries,
including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama,
Puerto Rico and
Venezuela. You may visit the Sony Latin America website at
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