Duno and Beretta Team Again for Birmingham Race

July 24, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno will be joined yet again with
Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta for the Porsche 250 at Barber
Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama this July 28-30, 2006. Milka and
Olivier will put the #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley on the track starting with a
Promoter Test Day on Thursday, July 27.

This will be Milka and Olivier's third race of the 2006 season and Olivier's
first visit to the Deep South circuit. Milka has raced twice before at
Barber in the Daytona Prototype - scoring a top-ten with a sixth-place
finish in 2004.

The Barber Motorsports Park, with 720 acres of manicured landscape,
one-of-kind sculptures and wooded surroundings, is considered by many to be
one of the best road courses in the United States. The 2.38-mile track is
45' wide, features 16 turns and 80' of elevation change.

Milka Duno

"I always enjoy racing in the South - and the track at Barber is one of the
newest tracks on the schedule. It will be valuable to race again with
Olivier because we work very well together and it is always a learning
experience. This will be our third race together this year and maybe, as
they say, 'the third time's a charm!'  We've all been working very hard and
I've got a good feeling about this race."

Olivier Beretta

"This will be my first experience at the Barber track. I always like to go
to a track that I don't know because it is something new. Hopefully we will
get a good result. The team is trying to do its best every time we go on the
track. It is a new team, so everything must be learned little by little.
This will be my third race with the team, and I am looking forward to it.

The Daytona Prototype is totally different from the cars I am used to
driving in GT1 and Formula 1. It's a different animal because you don't do a
lot of testing. I don't have a lot of background driving the Daytona
Prototype and there is not a lot of practice time during an event. It's the
same for everyone, of course, but the difference is that some teams have
raced these cars for several years and have a great deal of experience.

We are on a learning curve and everyone on the team is very motivated. This
is a learning year, and we'll see what is possible in the future."

The Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park is Round 11 of the 14-race
schedule and will be televised live on the SPEED Channel on Sunday, July 30
beginning at 3:00pm EDT. Live timing and audio, in both English and Spanish,
is available at

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

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 Information in Spanish can be found at

Milka is also the Latin American spokesperson for Sony's Xplod car audio
brand. Sony 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 $64
billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006. You may visit the Sony
Corporation website at Sony Latin America has a
regional office in Miami, Florida and subsidiaries in numerous countries,
including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru,
Puerto Rico and
Venezuela. You may visit the Sony Latin America website at <

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