CITGO RACING'S DAYTONA TEST
and Carpentier prepare for 2007 Rolex 24 At
November 9, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno and Patrick Carpentier
in their #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley earlier this week in preparation for
Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 27 and 28, 2007. The two-day test session
offered CITGO Racing seven hours each day to practice on the 3.56-mile
course at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.
During Monday's test session Carpentier was able to take the #11 CITGO
Pontiac Riley to third-fastest and also delivered the fifth-quickest
Tuesday's morning session.
"It was great to be back in the garage and on the track - and the team
exceptional. We had some really good lap times and everything seems
coming along very nicely. I was able to score my best lap time ever
Daytona in this test. Patrick and I got to spend a lot of time working
together and with the team and the synergy is very good. The team worked
very hard in preparation for this test and our results showed that
looking forward to building on our success with the Daytona test at
test at Homestead."
"It went really well and I'm very happy about how the day went on Monday.
The car is very good and it was a lot of fun and we ran some good times.
the first open test with the team it was fantastic. As always, it is
pleasure to drive with Milka. On Tuesday I did some laps in the morning
but didn't run too much. There was a bit of traffic so I don't know
ended up with lap times. Obviously, I am very happy and looking forward
the next test at Homestead in December."
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., 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
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan,
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking
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
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
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
businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive
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 a
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 http://www.sony-latin.com/index_.crp <http://www.sony-latin.com/index_.crp.
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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