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Teammate Carpentier Qualifies CITGO Racing Team 5th on Grid

January 26, 2007, Los Angeles, CA...The CITGO Racing Team will start
tomorrow's famous 24-hour endurance race at Daytona 5th on the grid. Duno's
teammate Patrick Carpentier earned the #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley a starting
spot in the top-five during qualifying on Thursday. Darren Manning and Ryan
Dalziel will join Duno and Carpentier to complete the four-driver team for
the 45th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona this Saturday and Sunday,
January 27 and 28.

The drivers and crew have completed all on-track sessions in preparation for
tomorrow's 1:30pm ET start and will now enjoy the fan interaction and
pre-race ceremonies scheduled for Saturday morning and leading up to the
start of the race. Duno, Carpentier, Manning and Dalziel are looking forward
to the opportunity to meet race fans in person during the official autograph
session that will begin at 10:30am. Next will be the Rolex Driver
introductions and pre-race ceremonies on the grid until 1:00pm ET.

FOX Sports and the SPEED Channel will combine to air live fifteen hours of
the big race. At 1:00pm ET on Saturday live FOX Sports coverage will begin
and will include 30 minutes of extensive pre-race programming and the first
hour of race action. SPEED's coverage will be broken into three segments
totaling 13.5 hours - from 2:30-6:30pm ET on Saturday, then again from
8:00-10:00pm ET the same evening, and then resuming at 6:00am ET on Sunday
and continuing until the checkered flag and post-race interviews.

Live Timing and Scoring of all practice and qualifying sessions and the
24-hour race is available on the Internet at

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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