RAB Racing has signed Milka Duno to a limited contract that will allow her to become the first Hispanic female driver to compete in one of NASCAR’s top three series.
Duno has eight major race wins in the highest classes (Prototype) in the American Le Mans Series and the Grand American Rolex Series and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd place) in the 24 Hours at Daytona.
When she won the Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami she became the first woman in history to win a major international race in the USA.
Duno has competed in the Indianapolis 500 (2007( and has also been running in the ARCA Racing Series in the past three years.
“I’m really very excited and honored to enter into NASCAR and the Nationwide Series,” said Duno in a released statement. “It has always been a goal and dream of mine to compete in NASCAR and I worked very hard in ARCA to turn this goal into a reality. I always strive to challenge myself as a driver and I’ve been fortunate to compete in many types of racing – and while the competition is always my number one focus – I am very proud of the history that I have made as a female driver, and the Hispanic sports history as well, that has been made along the way.”
“NASCAR is the most competitive and popular racing series in the USA and I’m very proud to enter the series with RAB Racing and I look forward to competing with them in their No. 29 Toyota Camry.”
Chris Rice will be the crew chief of the car driven by Duno. He served as the crew chief for Alex Bowman in the No. 99 Toyota Camry last season.