Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
In her first full ARCA season, Milka Duno, driving for Venturini Motorsports, finished the 2013 season seventh in driver championship standings, becoming the second highest finishing female driver in ARCA's 61-year history. She also finished a career-best eighth at Salem Speedway in 2013 and won the Menards Pole presented by Ansell at Talladega Superspeedway where she led the first seven laps. She also qualified second at Daytona Int'l Speedway in 2013 and led the first 11 laps. In 47 career ARCA starts since 2010, Duno has earned 3 top-10 finishes: eighth at Salem, 10th at Winchester Speedway in '13 and 10th at NJMP road course in '12. One of the most successful female sports car racers in history, Duno is also a qualified naval engineer with four master's degrees (organizational development, naval architecture, fishing and aquaculture, and maritime business). Duno opened her racing career in 1998 when invited by a friend to participate in a Porsche driving clinic. Duno is the first Latin American woman to be classified an "expert," and has participated in numerous prestigious races, including the 24 Hours of LeMans, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the Indianapolis 500. Duno competed in the American LeMans Series championship in the early 2000s before moving to the Rolex Sports Car Series in 2004. In 2007, Duno became the first Latin American woman to qualify and race in the Indianapolis 500, leading the way to an IndyCar career which has included 43 starts and three Indianapolis 500s.