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Milka Duno joined by Patrick Carpentier, Darren Manning and Ryan Dalziel

January 5, 2007, Los Angeles, CA...Standout female driver Milka Duno will
challenge the 2007 Rolex 24 At Daytona with CITGO Racing for their fourth
consecutive year together - and their second year with CITGO Racing by SAMAX
Motorsport. Open wheel stars Patrick Carpentier, Darren Manning and Ryan
Dalziel will join Duno in the #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley Daytona Prototype for
the 45th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International
Speedway this January 27 & 28, 2007.

In CITGO Racing's Rolex 24 effort last year, Duno and SAMAX Motorsport
earned an 8th place finish after 24 grueling hours of competition. Duno's
8th-place overall finish was the highest finish for a female driver in the
Rolex Series era. Duno also joined an elite list of only five women to
finish in the top-ten overall in the event's 44-year history.

Duno is conducting her final testing session this week at Daytona in
preparation for this year's 24-hour classic. The three days of testing
started Thursday and run through Saturday and offer Rolex Series competitors
approximately 13 hours of on-track practice. Duno will be testing at Daytona
along with her three talented co-drivers for the big event - Carpentier,
Manning and Dalziel.

Milka Duno
"I'm very happy that I can announce my fourth straight year racing with
CITGO and the addition of Patrick, Darren and Ryan to our challenge of this
year's Rolex 24. This will be our last test for the race in a few weeks and
I know that we're hoping to learn more with the new tires. We've had good
tests so far and hopefully we'll continue advancing our performance. I'm
looking forward to seeing Patrick and Darren and Ryan and all the crew after
the holidays. As a team we've got some really good synergy going on and it
will be great to be together again on the track and getting ready for the
big race."

Patrick Carpentier
"I am again looking forward to driving with Milka, Darren and Ryan. We're
getting closer and closer to the big race at the end of the month. We're
working on getting use to one another and of course to the car. Hopefully
it's a problem free test and will prove the equipment is ready for the

Darren Manning
"The Rolex 24 is one of those marquis races that as a driver you really want
to win. There is a great atmosphere in the team and we have a real chance to
win. Thanks to CITGO and SAMAX for this exciting opportunity and I'm really
looking forward to the race."

Ryan Dalziel
"I'm really excited to be driving for CITGO Racing with Milka, Pat and
Darren. I think we have a very strong package and should have a really good
chance of winning the race."

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 past three years, well-known Latina racecar driver Milka Duno has
been 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. Pontiac also launched 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

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