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Brooklyn, Mich. (August 5, 2007) -  IndyCar Series rookie driver Milka Duno finished early due to a problem with the fuel system at the Michigan International Speedway in #23 CITGO Racing Dallara Honda at the delayed Firestone Indy 400 on Sunday, August 5.

Throughout the weekend, the rookie ran lap times competitive with the seasoned drivers. She also recovered quickly after an incident coming into the pits during the first practice session on Saturday and returned to participate in the second practice session later that day.

The Firestone Indy 400 was Duno's sixth race with the IndyCar Series and her first time at the Michigan International Speedway, a two-mile D-shaped oval. Her next race will be at the Kansas Speedway on Saturday, August 11th.

Milka Duno’s Comments:
“We are disappointed because we had a really good car and were doing a great race. A mechanical failure can happen in any race, to any team. Unfortunately, it happened to us in Michigan. We now have our eyes set on Kansas later this week.”

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, marketer and transporter of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, refined waxes, asphalt and other industrial products.  The company has been a major sponsor of American racing for 21 years in such series as NASCAR, Grand-Am Racing and now the IndyCar series.  CITGO 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

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