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November 6, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno, CITGO Racing's standout
female race car driver, was recognized last Friday, November 3, 2006 with
the inaugural "Chico" award from Venezuela's National Sports Institute. The
first-year event honored 25 current and former professional athletes that
compete on both a national and international level.

Honored alongside Milka were Luis Aparicio, the first Venezuelan to be
inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, and Johan Santana, the
American League's Cy Young Award winner in both 2004 and 2006

The "Chico" award, named after Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel, recognizes the
professional careers of Venezuelan athletes in several sports disciplines -
and honors the memory of Chico - the great Venezuelan baseball player and
the first Latin in history to participate in the USA's Major League Baseball
All-Star Game.

The prestigious national award also recognizes those Venezuelan athletes,
like Milka, that have helped instill national pride among Venezuelan sports
fans and those in the Venezuelan sports industry due to the high level of
their competition and success in many countries and regions such as the
United States and Europe.

"This is such a huge honor for me and I am so very proud to be included
among these incredible athletes," said Duno. "It was so wonderful to meet so
many of them for the first time. I feel so much pride that I am Venezuelan
when I compete all over the world - even my race car carries the Venezuelan

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

For the third consecutive year, well-known Latina racecar driver Milka Duno
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan, coupe and
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe and
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking third
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac will be
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP and the entry-level G5 coupe in the
Fall 2006. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found at Information in Spanish can be found at

Milka is also the Latin American spokesperson for Sony's Xplod car audio
brand. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and
information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.
Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and online
businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies
in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $64
billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006. You may visit the Sony
Corporation website at Sony Latin America has a
regional office in Miami, Florida and subsidiaries in numerous countries,
including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru,
Puerto Rico and
Venezuela. You may visit the Sony Latin America website at

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