Milka Duno tests ARCA stock car at Daytona

Milka Duno becomes first Hispanic woman to test for ARCA Racing during the company's event that took place on December 19, 2009 at Daytona Speedway.

Hello dear Car Tech readers! I hope y'all drank a boatload of eggnog and had a great Xmas holiday (or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever it is you celebrate). But we weren't alone in celebrating all the good things (yeah, all three of them) about 2009, but Venezuelan-born racecar driver Milka Duno had a couple more things to celebrate in late December. About a week ago, Duno made history--again--by becoming the first woman of Hispanic descent to do stock car testing for the Automobile Racing Club of America.

It all went down on December 19, 2009, at world famous Daytona International Speedway as depicted in this short, but sweet video clip. Duno suits up and hops into her Braun Racing No. 90 Toyota Camry for her first ARCA Racing Series test. This was also reportedly the first time she had attempted to officially race a stock car, as she is best known for racing open-wheeled vehicles. Still, she finished in 13th place out of more than 60 competitors. It seems likely that Danica Patrick might not be alone in being a famous woman driver in stock car racing...assuming she goes there.

 

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