MILKA DUNO TO START INDYCAR SERIES WITH TWO KEYS
Presented with Keys to Miami Beach and Miami-Dade
April 4, 2007, Los Angeles, CA - Milka Duno, the Indy Racing League's
driver, was presented with two very special keys to "start" her 2007
at an early evening press conference and celebration on March 23 surrounding
her entry into the 2007 IndyCar Series and the 2007 Indy 500. Milka
honorary keys from both the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County.
CITGO hosted a "Green Flag" celebration for their driver Duno at the
Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami on Friday, March 23 - just hours after
official and historical announcement at Homestead-Miami Speedway. To
the start of the celebration, Milka was presented the keys by Miami
Commissioner Michael Gongora and Roly Marante, Chief of Staff representing
"That was such a wonderful day for me for several reasons," said Milka. "Together
with CITGO and my team SAMAX Motorsport we made a very special
announcement at my home track of Homestead-Miami Speedway - then to
off with the presentation of these two honorary keys In Miami - and
celebration that then followed - it was like living a dream come true.
so very proud and thankful for the support of the fans in Miami - and
recognized with these keys is such a very special honor. Miami is a
great place to live - and a very exciting place to race - and I'm very
that I get to live and race here!"
Milka strongly believes that the support and energy she receives from
people in Miami has proven over the years to be her very special good
charm. The very next day - following the presentation and celebration,
and her team scored a 4th-place finish in the 2007 Grand Prix of Miami
in 2004 she won both the Miami Grand Prix and the Homestead-Miami 250!
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of
transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt
other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America,
indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela,
national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more
information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com.
For additional information on Milka please visit www.milkaduno.com.
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