Duno started the 200 lap/100 mile race 16th on the grid in the No. 35 Cantv/Milka Way Chevrolet.
The race on Mobile’s 0.5-mile oval generated eleven cautions and Duno advanced as high as 12th before taking the checkered flag in 14th.
“Short track racing is very intense and a specific type of challenge,” said Duno. “We all worked very hard for this race and we worked well together. We were able to make a few adjustments to the car during the race and it helped us a bit. My thanks to the Venturini crew.”
"Milka made great strides throughout the weekend in improving and adjusting to our program,” said Billy Venturini, Director of Competition for Venturini Motorsports. “I really think we will see her competing at a very high level as the season continues. I feel like her willingness to learn and our ability to teach will take her to the level she's been looking to achieve since she started stock car racing."
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About Milka Duno
Duno has eight major race wins in the highest classes (Prototype) in the American Le Mans Series and Rolex Series and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd Place) in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the 48-year history of the race. Off the track, Duno is a certified Naval Engineer who holds four master’s degrees, earning the last three simultaneously.
Duno is also working through her “Milka Way” program to inspire youth to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence. For more information on Milka Way, visit www.milkaway.com.
Fans cans also logon to her official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheOfficialMilkaDunoFanPage.
Duno can also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MilkaDuno
About Venturini Motorsports
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30 years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. With multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Kevin Swindell, Miguel Paludo, John Wes Townley, Josh Richards, and Ryan Reed. In 2012, VMS was inducted into the National Italian Sports Hall of Fame, and 2013 will highlight the team’s debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.