Birmingham: CITGO Racing Saturday report

October 9, 2004 - CITGO Racing's Milka Duno and Andy Wallace will start 11th overall for Sunday's Rolex Series Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. As the qualifying driver Milka will start the race in the ...

October 9, 2004 - CITGO Racing's Milka Duno and Andy Wallace will start 11th overall for Sunday's Rolex Series Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. As the qualifying driver Milka will start the race in the #2 CITGO Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype.

Three practice sessions were conducted prior to today's 15-minute qualifying session -- two on Friday and one this morning. There will be one final 25-minute practice session on Sunday morning before the race.

"Although we have had difficulty in setting the car up, we have all made a big effort to finally get the car how we like it," said Milka. "After qualifying 11th, I believe that with more work today, we'll have a positive approach for the race tomorrow and I look forward to a successful result."

Milka and Andy enter this weekend's Rolex Series Porsche 250 on a roll, after piloting their #2 CITGO Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype to a third place finish at Virginia International Raceway last weekend, and capturing their second win of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in September.

The Rolex Series Porsche 250, run on a 2.3 mile, 16-turn circuit, will begin at 12 Noon EST on Sunday, October 10. Race action will be broadcast live on the SPEED Channel.

In 10 races this season, Milka and Andy have captured two race wins, posted four podium finishes and had nine Top Ten appearances. With two races remaining, Andy sits alone in third place in the Driver Point Standings and Milka stands alone in fifth place. The CITGO Racing Howard-Boss Motorsports team is currently third in the Daytona Prototype Team Point Standings.

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 Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information on CITGO visit www.citgo.com.

Milka is currently featured in Pontiac's largest ever Spanish language advertising campaign launching an all-new sports sedan -- the Pontiac G6. Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the Bonneville, GTO, Grand Prix, Grand Am, G6, Vibe and Sunfire. In 2003, Pontiac sold more than 475,000 vehicles, ranking third among GM divisions in total sales. 2004/2005 will see Pontiac launch an exciting new range of vehicles including the Montana SV6, G6 coupe, G6 convertible and the Solstice roadster. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found at www.pontiac.com. Information in Spanish can be found at www.pontiac.com/sp.

For additional information on Milka and Andy please visit www.milkaduno.com or www.andywallace.com, respectively. For more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series log on to www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Wallace , Milka Duno