Watkins Glen II: CITGO Racing preview

August 11, 2004 -- For the third and final time this season CITGO Racing will field a two-car effort for the Sahlen's 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York on Friday, August 13, 2004. NASCAR star Tony Stewart will...

August 11, 2004 -- For the third and final time this season CITGO Racing will field a two-car effort for the Sahlen's 200 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York on Friday, August 13, 2004. NASCAR star Tony Stewart will again team with Andy Wallace in the #20 CITGO Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype, while Milka Duno and Holland's Jan Lammers will race the #2 CITGO Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype.

Milka has teamed with Jan three times this season -- at the 6 Hours of the Glen, the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant and the Paul Revere 250 at Daytona. Stewart raced with Andy and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and with Andy at the Paul Revere 250.

"It has been great racing with Tony and I look forward to him racing with us again this weekend," said Milka. "Tony, Andy and Dale very nearly won the Rolex and then Tony and Andy were very close to winning the Paul Revere. While Jan and I will certainly be doing everything possible to win this weekend at the Glen, I wouldn't be at all disappointed if my teammates Tony and Andy win. Jan and I raced this track together in June and we did well -- with all the improvements that have been made on the car since then -- I feel that we should have a good result. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the four of us could deliver a 1-2 to CITGO on Friday!"

With 8 races of the 13-race 2004 Rolex Sports Car Series Championship completed, Milka is currently 4th in the Drivers Point Standings and the team is 3rd in the Team Point Standings. The team's engine supplier, Pontiac, is 1st in the Daytona Prototype Engine Manufacturer Standings and the team's chassis supplier, Crawford Composites, is 2nd in the Daytona Prototype Chassis Manufacturer Point Standings.

When the team raced at the Glen in June they did so on the circuit's 3.4-mile course, but for this event they will race on the shorter 2.45-mile, 11-turn course -- the same as the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race on Sunday. This configuration features a variety of banking in the turns ranging from 6 to 10 degrees.

The Sahlen's 200 at The Glen will be televised same-day tape delayed on the SPEED Channel beginning at 10:00pm EST on Friday, August 13.

CITGO, based in Tulsa, Okla., 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.

Additional information on drivers Milka Duno and Andy Wallace is available at www.milkaduno.com and www.andywallace.com, respectively. For more information on the Rolex Sports Car Series please visit www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Andy Wallace , Milka Duno , Jan Lammers , Dale Earnhardt , Tony Stewart