Rhys Millen Takes The Victory For Hyundai At Red Bull Global Rallycross Daytona

   Rhys Millen Takes The Victory For Hyundai At Red Bull Global Rallycross
                                   Daytona

Millen Battles blistering 100-plus degree Florida heat and humidity to earn
Pole Position and Dominate the Final Heat in the Sixth Race of the Season

PR Newswire

DAYTONA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2014

DAYTONA, Fla., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhys Millen skillfully piloted
his Hyundai Veloster rallycross racer to victory in the Red Bull Global
Rallycross Championship race in Daytona, Florida on Saturday. Millen had an
extremely successful event, earning pole position in the final by taking first
in his semifinal heat and holding position for the entire race, refusing to be
passed despite fierce competition. Driving conditions in Daytona were
particularly brutal for all of the GRC racers, with smothering heat and heavy
humidity throughout the heats. The Daytona course is the longest course of the
GRC season, with the longest straightaway, allowing Millen to leverage the
smooth, generous power of his turbocharged Hyundai powerplant to victory.

Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster Turbo Rallycross car leads pack at Daytona
International Speedway

"We're proud of our team's first win of the 2014 season. It's just amazing
with how strong the car was coming into this weekend," said Millen in a
post-race interview. "The car was on point. We had the fastest car this
weekend and the competition was intense in the final; but we did what we set
out to do and won. It's fantastic to come to a venue that has such rich
history and achieve what we achieved today."

The Daytona GRC race also offered a generous amount of sandy soil, allowing
Millen to leverage his vast experience at both Pikes Peak and Formula Drift to
maintain his lead. Millen's teammate, Emma Gilmour, another veteran racer from
New Zealand, fought hard and won an additional three points in the 2014
standings as well.

Next up for the Millen team is the Global Rallycross double-header event in
Los Angeles, with two races packed into the same weekend of September 20. The
event will be held at the San Pedro harbor waterfront, offering new challenges
and an exciting venue for GRC fans.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
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subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed
throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and
serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles
sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes
the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty,
Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of
complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides
owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with
proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with
enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced
Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report
and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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