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Milka Duno will be the first woman in Nascar

The Venezuelan Milka Duno will be the first Hispanic to race in the Nascar Nationwide Series category, announced the RAB Racing team with which she has signed a contract to participate in various events.
Nationwide Series is Nascar’s most important category after the Sprint Cup Series and Dulko stands out, in addition to her experience on the tracks, she is remembered for her personality on the track and media clashes with the American Danica Patrick in the IndyCar, division in which she raced for four seasons.
Duno, 42, arrives at Nascar from the Arca Series, where he was the protagonist even though he never achieved a victory.
In the IndyCar he was never able to finish in the top ten in the tests he participated, although the memorable verbal confrontation in Mid-Ohio with Patrick after a qualifying test is still remembered.
The Venezuelan comes to the RAB Racing team to run some tests of the Nationwide Series, a competition that takes place on the Saturday before each Sunday test of the Nascar Sprint Cup Series, which is the most important.
Duno, who has won eight rounds in the top categories of the US Le Mans series and the Grand American Rolex, is at the “right moment” to enter Nascar competition, says a statement from his new team.
“We have seen Milka mature at Arca and we have no doubt that she is prepared and equipped as a professional to take the next step in the stock categories,” said RAB Racing owner Robby Benton.
“We really want to work with her and that is why we have hired her,” he added.
With a second place finish in 2007, Duno achieved the highest ranking by a woman in the 52-year history of the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Also in 2007, she was the first Hispanic to qualify and compete in the Indianapolis 500, something she did for three consecutive seasons of the four she was in IndyCar.
In addition, she was the first woman to win the Rolex Grand Prix Miami Series.
“I am excited and honored to join Nascar,” said Duno in a statement from her new team.
“I always wanted to compete in Nascar and worked hard at Arca to achieve that goal,” he added.
“I am very proud of the history that I have made as a female pilot, and also being Hispanic,” stated Duno.
The Venezuelan reiterated that Nascar is the most competitive and popular racing series in the United States and assured that she is ready to compete with RAB Racing and its No. 29 car, a Toyota Camry.

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