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Duno Earns Highest Finish Ever for Female Driver in Legendary Daytona Race

January 28, 2007, Los Angeles, CA...After a virtually flawless 24-hour
performance Milka Duno and the CITGO Racing team delivered an outstanding
2nd place overall finish at this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona. Series
officials have confirmed that Duno's podium appearance today marks the
highest finish for a female driver in the 45 year history of the 24 Hours of
Daytona at Daytona International Speedway.

Duno and co-drivers Patrick Carpentier, Darren Manning and Ryan Dalziel, in
their #11 CITGO Pontiac Riley, started the internationally renowned
endurance race 5th on the grid of seventy world class competitors and took
the checkered flag 24 hours later in 2nd place overall.

In arguably one of the most talented fields of drivers in the event's
history - a field of all-star drivers with combined accomplishments that
include five NASCAR Nextel Cup championships, six Indy 500 wins, five
IndyCar championships and one Champ Car World Series championship - with
names such as Juan Pablo Montoya, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson,
Dan Wheldon, Sam Hornish, Jr. and Helio Castroneves - the CITGO Racing team
of Duno, Carpentier, Manning and Dalziel finished ahead of all but one.

With today's 2nd place finish Duno advanced her previous "personal best" of
an 8th place overall finish at the 2006 Rolex 24 At Daytona - which was at
the time the highest overall finish by a female driver in the Rolex era.

Milka Duno
"Our 2nd place finish today is certainly one of the highlights of my racing
career so far. It was a complete team effort from start to finish and I
can't thank my teammates Patrick, Darren and Ryan enough - or the incredible
performance of the entire CITGO Racing team and SAMAX Motorsports. While I
am very proud and honored to be the highest finishing female driver ever in
such a legendary race - I am most proud and thankful of my co-drivers and
crew for their spectacular performance and our great effort together as a

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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