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Duno, Carpentier and Team Carry Momentum from 2nd Place Finish at
Rolex 24 At Daytona

February 27, 2007, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno and co-driver Patrick
Carpentier are heading south to compete in the second round of the 2007
Rolex Sports Car Series at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico
City this Saturday, March 3, 2007.

Duno and her 2007 Rolex 24 At Daytona teammates Patrick Carpentier,
Darren Manning and Ryan Dalziel took their #11 Pontiac Riley Daytona
Prototype to a 2nd-place finish after a nearly flawless performance over the
grueling 24-hour race on January 22 and 28.

The strong finish was especially significant for Duno as she earned the
highest finish by a female driver in the event's 45-year history - as well
as the highest finish by a female driver in a major race at the famed
Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.

The Mexico City road course is 2.5 miles long and over the three days of
activity Duno, Carpentier and the crew will be involved in two practice
sessions on Thursday, a practice and qualifying session on Friday, and a
final practice before the race on Saturday.

Duno was invited by the series and the circuit to conduct a media tour in
Mexico City last Wednesday to promote this weekend's event. By all
indications the tour generated much media attention - with an estimated 70
journalists attending the press conference at the Hard Rock Café in Mexico

Milka Duno
"The event in Mexico City has very quickly become one of my favorite races
each year. The fans are so incredibly supportive and really very
knowledgeable about our racing. It's such great fun to race with them and to
see them in the paddock and in the stands. We've got a lot of positive
energy with us from our success at Daytona that we will carry with us and
the team has been working very hard. I think Patrick will really enjoy his
return to Mexico and it will be great to share that with him. We had a taste
of victory in our last race so I know we'll be doing all that we can to
succeed in Mexico!"

Patrick Carpentier
"I'm looking forward to this race. I haven't been to Mexico in a while - the
last time was with Champ Car. I like the idea that we will not go through
the stadium and take the fast corner before the last one. I've always
enjoyed fast corners. It will also be good to see the team again. Now the
regular season is really starting!"

The SPEED Channel will broadcast the race live beginning at 4pm ET on
Saturday, March 3. The Grand American website at
will offer live timing and scoring of all practice and qualifying sessions,
including the race itself.

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indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the
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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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