MILKA DUNO TO RACE FINAL STREET-CIRCUIT EVENT OF THE INDYCAR SERIES AT DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX AUGUST 31
DETROIT (August 26, 2008) – Milka Duno will make her fourth debut of the 2008 IndyCar Series season, racing in her #23 CITGO Racing Dallara Honda at the Labor Day weekend Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. The race will air live on ABC at 3:30 p.m. EST.
“Following a two-week break, I’m ready for the on-track action and upcoming weekend in the Motor City,” said Duno. “This final road course will prove to be challenging, and I’m excited to rejoin my Dreyer & Reinbold team to conclude the summer with a good result at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.”
The Raceway at the Belle Isle Park is situated on 982 acres in the Detroit River. Last year, the city of Detroit returned to hosting world-class racing with the IndyCar Series after a six-year hiatus.
As part of her visit to Detroit, Duno will be making a “pit stop” in a Racing for Kids® Event at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien, on Thursday, August 28, beginning at 10 a.m. She will be on hand with the Racing for Kids Showcar and other representatives to make bedside visits with the children and sign autographs.
Duno is the only female Hispanic to be racing in the IndyCar Series and was the only female driver to finish at the 2008 Indianapolis 500. Off the track, Duno is a certified Naval Engineer who holds four master’s degrees. Duno recently partnered with MANA Milka Way to inspire Hispanic youth to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence and appeared in the May 2008 Warner Bros. movie, “Speed Racer.” She also launched a bilingual children’s book, “Go, Milka, Go!” in April 2008. For more information, visit www.milkaduno.com.