Duno First Hispanic Woman to Test for ARCA Racing

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 18, 2009) – Milka Duno is ready and looking forward to her stock car debut at the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards open test at Daytona International Speedway December 18, 19  and 20, 2009. Milka will participate in the test behind the wheel of Braun Racing’s No. 90 Toyota.

“I’ve been excited about driving a stock car for years and to do so at Daytona makes it even that more special,” said Milka. “I know it won’t be easy my first time in the seat of a stock car and I know that there will be much to learn.”

“Stock car racing is very exciting and the fans are fantastic,” added Milka. “I can’t believe how many emails and messages I have received from fans and people involved with stock car racing with their welcome and good wishes. Thank you!”

Milka, who has achieved many historic “firsts” as both a female racer and as a Hispanic woman, will be the first Hispanic female driver to test in ARCA Racing.

In 2007 Milka became the first Hispanic woman, in the 93-year history of the race, to qualify for and compete in the Indy 500. She’s also the first Hispanic woman to lead an IndyCar Series race.

In 2004, Milka became the first woman in history to win a major international sportscar race in the USA when she won the Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Milka is also the first woman to: earn a class win at the prestigious Petit Le Mans, compete in the Daytona Prototype category – the fastest and highest class in the Rolex Grand-Am Series, compete in the Le Mans Prototype 900 category – the fastest and highest class in the American Le Mans Series,  compete in Formula Nissan - the fastest and highest category in Europe’s World Series Championship, score points in Europe’s World Series Light Championship and to win a Ferrari Challenge race in the United States.

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