Duno, Lammers Set for Brumos Porsche 250
looking for second victory of 2005
Denver, NC (June 29, 2005) . Milka Duno and Jan Lammers are set to team in
the #2 CITGO Pontiac Crawford for the Brumos Porsche 250 at the Daytona
International Speedway on Thursday evening, June 30th. The duo has already
visited victory lane this season when they teamed with Andy Wallace to win
the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant on May 21st. Now, their challenge
comes at the track where both drivers had a memorable race earlier this
Duno, who teamed with Dan Wheldon and brothers Dario and Marino Franchitti
for the Rolex 24 At Daytona, ran a competitive race in the top ten before an
accident brought an early end to her hopes of a podium finish. Lammers
teamed with Andy Wallace and Tony Stewart in the #20 CITGO Pontiac Crawford
to lead a total of 248 laps in the season-opening race. Lammers led twice
for 85 laps and brought the car home in third position.
Then, in the first of two six-hour races on the Grand American Rolex Series
schedule for 2005, Duno, Lammers, and Andy Wallace won their first race of
the season for Howard-Boss Motorsports with a late-race charge to victory at
Mont-Tremblant. That win was the third career Rolex Series victory for Duno
and the first for Lammers. Now, they tackle a very competitive field in the
Brumos Porsche 250.
"I always enjoy racing at Daytona," Duno commented. "And, I'm really looking
forward to this race. Just like last year, CITGO Racing and Howard-Boss
Motorsports will field two entries for this event, the #20 where Andy
(Wallace) will once again team with Tony Stewart, and I'll drive with Jan
Lammers in the #2. It's always great when Tony and Jan race with us. We have
a very challenging condensed schedule for this race where we only have one
day to fit in the practice sessions, qualifying, and the actual race. We'll
need to be at our best in order to get a good result, and I know everyone
will be working hard toward that goal."
"Last year, Milka (Duno) and I teamed to finish sixth in this event,"
Lammers added. "This year, we're going to Daytona looking to improve on that
result. The CITGO Pontiac Crawford always performs well at Daytona, and I
know that the team had been putting a lot of effort into this event. It'll
be a very competitive field for Daytona, but I know that our team will be up
to the challenge."
The Brumos Porsche 250 is set for an 8 p.m. ET start on Thursday, June 30th,
with live television coverage by The Speed Channel.
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 www.citgo.com .
Milka is currently featured in Pontiac's largest ever Spanish language
advertising campaign launching an all-new sports sedan - the Pontiac G6.
Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets
the Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Grand Am, G6, Vibe and Sunfire. In 2003,
Pontiac sold more than 475,000 vehicles, ranking third among GM divisions in
total sales. 2004/2005 will see Pontiac launch an exciting new range of
vehicles including the Montana SV6, G6 coupe, G6 convertible and the
Solstice roadster. 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 .
For additional information on Milka and Andy please visit www.milkaduno.com or www.andywallace.com ,
respectively. For more information on the Rolex
Sports Car Series log on to www.grandamerican.com .