Contact in Pit Lane Causes Early End

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 1, 2010) - IZOD IndyCar driver Milka Duno was having a great run in today's Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway when a pit lane incident resulted in mechanical issues that ended her day early.

After exiting her pit during a yellow-flag pit stop and entering pit lane, Duno's #18 CITGO/CANTV Dale Coyne Racing entry was squeezed by the #4 and the #5 car into a double-spin with the #5 car.

Duno would make two more pit stops immediately after the incident to determine why the car was ill-handling after the contact. After inspection by the team the damage was determined to be either in the upright or the gearbox and would end what was looking like a very promising day.

"From where we were it looked like the #4 car came out wide and pushed the #5 car into Milka," explained Dale Coyne. "It was a real shame as Milka was showing great form in the race and running very competitively at the time."

"My thanks to Dale Coyne and the team for a great job this week," said Duno. "We had a good start and we were gaining position, but an incident in pit lane ended our day far too early. It's a disappointment for sure - it was out of our control - but it doesn't take away the progress that we made this week. It was great to be back at Kansas and to see many of the people that I met when I first raced in IndyCar at this track in 2007!"

About Dale Coyne Racing
Dale Coyne Racing, based in Plainfield, IL, is in its 26th year of fielding Indy cars. Known for recruiting and coaching drivers, Coyne's expertise and passion for the sport has led to his leadership position in the league. The team is currently in the top-ten of the 2009 IndyCar Series Championship.
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CITGO, based in Houston, TX, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The CITGO familiar orange and blue triangle has been an enduring American success story since 1910. Today, CITGO operates nearly 7000 gas stations owned by a loyal group of 800 local business men and women.
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CANTV is the leading integrated telecommunications provider in Venezuela. As of March, 2007, CANTV has nearly 3.6 million fixed telephony switched access lines in service, nearly 8.2 million mobile subscribers and nearly 528,000 broadband subscribers.
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