MILKA DUNO SET TO RACE 2008 INDYCAR SERIES FINALE AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 7 MTV SELECTS DUNO FOR INTERVIEW ON POPULAR HISPANIC SERIES
JOLIET, IL (September 4, 2008) – In advance of her second year competing at Chicagoland Speedway, Milka Duno is gearing up for the Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 with her #23 CITGO Racing Dallara Honda. The race will air live on HD on ABC at 2:30 p.m. CST.
"I'm excited to end the 2008 season with IndyCar Series at Chicagoland Speedway, where I finished 15th last year," said Duno. "My fan base has grown within the Chicago market, and I'm grateful for their support. I hope to show them and my Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team a good result on Sunday."
Chicagoland Speedway is a multi-purpose motorsports complex featuring a 1.5-mile, D-shaped tri-oval superspeedway, 18-degree turns, and stadium-style seating.
As part of Duno’s visit to the Windy City, she has been selected by the popular MTV Tr3́s (pron. très) for an interview on its “Pimpeando” program that features Latino car culture in the U.S. This episode will look at the evolution of women in car culture and profile Duno’s history in racing. Production will take place at Chicagoland Speedway on Friday, September 5, and is scheduled to air on MTV Tr3́s late October 2008.
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.