In support of Milka Duno's run for the Indy 500 Pole on Saturday the Brownsey Family Blob has taken on a more energetic look. The Venezuelan will be making her second attempt in her career to start from the front row at the Indy 500. In 2007 she narrowly lost out of becoming the Indy 500 as well as the IndyCar rookie of the year.
She was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been an active supporter of Hugo Chavez. Chavez, along with the blobs friend Joe Kennedy give reduced price heating oil to the poorest of Americans in the northeastern United States. Her relationship with Hugo Chavez resulted in her inclusion in Citgo's "Energía Latina" marketing campaign.
Milka Duno has an impressive racing resume, having raced in the ALMS, and Grand-Am GT and prototype classes. She has raced at the 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Lemans, 24 Hours of Daytona(finished 2nd overall), and the Petit Lemans(2 class wins). Having conquered the sports car world she moved on to open wheel racing last year. In addition to her racing credentials she also holds four masters degrees in: Naval Engineering, Naval Architecture, Maritime Business, and Fishing.
The Brownsey Family Blob is in complete support of her efforts as she takes to the 2.5 mile track on Saturday to make history. Today is the last day of testing at Indy before Saturday's Pole Day.
To follow Milka's progress on Fast Friday, watch live timing and video at Indycar.com. On Saturday ESPN2 and ABC will be live from Indy from 12-7PM.
Check out Milka's "Energía Latina" commercial below as well as an interview from her at the speedway earlier this week.