KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In her first full season in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Milka Duno finished the 2013 season 7th in the Driver Point Standings and became the 2nd highest finishing female driver in ARCA’s 61-year history.
The highest finishing female driver in ARCA Series history was Shawna Robinson - who finished the 2000 season 6th in the Driver Point Standings.
In last night’s ARCA Series season finale at Kansas Speedway Duno finished 15th and earned her thirteenth top-15 of the 2013 season.
Duno started her 2013 season 2nd in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway and took the lead on the first lap and led 11 laps until the first caution.
She also earned the pole and led laps at Talladega Superspeedway and became only the fourth female driver in ARCA Series history to win a pole and only the second female driver in 25 years to earn an ARCA Series pole at Talladega.
In the 21-race season, with each race comprised of 30-43 cars, Duno would score a total of two top-10 and thirteen top-15 finishes.
Duno is the first Latin American female driver to compete in the ARCA Series and is also the highest finishing Venezuelan driver in ARCA Series history.
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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. She is currently making a transition from IndyCar racing to stock car racing and for 2013 is competing for her first full season in the 2013 ARCA Racing Series Championship with Venturini Motorsports. Her next challenge is to become the first Latina in history to compete in NASCAR.
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 @MilkaDuno