MILKA DUNO HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS
VENEZUELAN SPORTS AWARD
November 6, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno, CITGO Racing's standout
female race car driver, was recognized last Friday, November 3, 2006
the inaugural "Chico" award from Venezuela's National Sports Institute.
first-year event honored 25 current and former professional athletes
compete on both a national and international level.
Honored alongside Milka were Luis Aparicio, the first Venezuelan to
inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, and Johan Santana,
American League's Cy Young Award winner in both 2004 and 2006
The "Chico" award, named after Alfonso "Chico" Carrasquel, recognizes
professional careers of Venezuelan athletes in several sports disciplines
and honors the memory of Chico - the great Venezuelan baseball player
the first Latin in history to participate in the USA's Major League
The prestigious national award also recognizes those Venezuelan athletes,
like Milka, that have helped instill national pride among Venezuelan
fans and those in the Venezuelan sports industry due to the high level
their competition and success in many countries and regions such as
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
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
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt
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
will be featured in Pontiac's advertising campaigns. Pontiac is a division
of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan,
retractable hardtop convertible; Grand Prix; Solstice roadster; Vibe
Torrent. In 2005, Pontiac sold more than 437,000 vehicles, ranking
among GM divisions in total sales. For the 2007 model year, Pontiac
launching the turbocharged Solstice GXP and the entry-level G5 coupe
Fall 2006. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found
www.pontiac.com. Information in
Spanish can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp.
Milka is also the Latin American spokesperson for Sony's Xplod car
brand. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications,
information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.
Its music, motion picture, television, computer entertainment, and
businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies
in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately
billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006. You may visit the
Corporation website at http://www.sony.net/.
Sony Latin America has a
regional office in Miami, Florida and subsidiaries in numerous countries,
including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama,
Puerto Rico and
Venezuela. You may visit the Sony Latin America website at
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.