Milka Duno

Venezuelan Race Car Driver, Winner of Rolex Series Miami Grand Prix Reveals her Workout, Diet and Beauty Secrets Read More

Milka Duno

Milka was born in Caracas and is a Venezuelan race car driver. She was introduced to the sport when she was invited to a driving clinic by a car club in Venezuela. She holds master’s degrees in Organizational Development, Naval Architecture, Maritime Business, and Marine Biology (earning the last three masters degrees simultaneously) and also she has worked as a naval engineer.

Talent, beauty, brains and competitiveness are just a few of the adjectives that can be used to describe race car driver Milka Duno – one of the most successful female race car drivers in the world today. Milka has competed in more types of race cars in more different racing series than any other current female driver – and has eight major motorsport wins to her credit.

When Milka won the Rolex Series Miami Grand Prix she became the first woman in history to win a major international race in the USA. Milka also earned the highest finish ever by a female driver, 2nd place, in the now 52-year history of the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona. Milka was the first Hispanic female driver, in the now 101-year history of the race, to qualify for and compete in the world famous Indianapolis 500 – a race that she would qualify for and compete in for three consecutive years.

Milka is now making another historical transition – from IndyCar to stock car racing – and in 2013 competed in her first full stock car racing season in the ARCA Racing Series. She finished the season 7th in the Driver Point Standings and became the 2nd highest finishing female driver in ARCA’s 61-year history.

During the 21-race season Milka earned the ARCA Series pole at Talladega Superspeedway and generated two top-10 and thirteen top-15 finishes. In the 2013 ARCA Series season open at Daytona Milka qualified 2nd and took the lead on the first lap.

Milka is the first Hispanic woman to compete in stock car racing on a national level in the United States. Milka inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame. Milka became the first Venezuelan athlete to be inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame at their 35th Anniversary Induction Ceremony in January, 2010.

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