MILKA DUNO SIGNS WITH DALE COYNE RACING
Duno to Compete in Full 2010 IndyCar Series Championship Schedule
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 4, 2010) -- IZOD IndyCar Driver Milka Duno has signed with Dale Coyne Racing for the full 2010 IndyCar Series Championship schedule. While this will be Duno's fourth consecutive season in IndyCar -- it will mark her first full-schedule season.
"I look forward to competing with Dale Coyne Racing. I've had the chance to speak with Dale and the team to discuss goals for the season and we are in harmony in all areas", said Duno. "For the past three seasons I've only run partial schedules and I'm anxious to be competing in all the races this year. Doing so builds momentum and maintains consistency that I feel is a key factor to good results. The full schedule includes seven races at tracks that I have yet to compete on so I will be doing my absolute best to learn these new tracks as quickly as possible. This full season will be challenging -- but I'm very thankful for the opportunity!"
Duno will contest all seventeen races on the 2010 schedule beginning with the Sao Paulo Indy 300 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 14, 2010.
"We are very excited about the challenges and rewards that lie ahead for Milka," commented Team Owner Dale Coyne. "We have seen Milka's competitiveness on the ovals and now we look forward to focusing on the road course effort on a full time basis in 2010."
Milka has won on road courses before in other categories, but 2010 represents her most serious attack at the road courses of Indy Cars. The team has planned an extensive testing program for the coming season with a focus on road and street circuits.
The team now prepares for its two car entry at the first race of the season in Brazil on March 14th. An announcement of Milka's team mate driving the #19 car will be made next week.
-source: milka duno PR