Toni Breidinger pictured in front of the Calypso Lemonade 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Winchester Speedway in Indiana on July 31, 2021. (Emilee Chinn/ARCA Racing)
AGREEMENT, NC — Toyota Racing Development’s Venturini Motorsports (VMS) today announced the roster of 22-year-old Toni Breidinger as the full-time driver of the No. 25 Toyota Camry for the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season.
With the talent and dynamic personality needed on and off the track, Breidinger’s racing career has taken off, leading to her first full season opportunity in the ARCA Menards Series. By setting her sights on the highest ranks of NASCAR, Breidinger’s tireless efforts are sharply focused on sharpening her skills both behind the wheel and mentally for this next phase in her career.
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“This is a proud moment not only for me, but also for my family,” said Breidinger, who became the first Arab-American female driver to compete in a NASCAR touring series last year when she led the ARCA Menards Series season opener. at Daytona International Speedway. “I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to drive my first full season in NASCAR’s ARCA (Menards Series) with Venturini Motorsports and Toyota.
“I’ve worked all my life to get to this point in my career. It took a lot of hard work and support from countless people. Racing is a business. It takes more than just desire. I really can’t thank my supporters and business partners enough for believing and supporting me to get me to this point. There is still a lot of work to do, but I am ready to start this season at Daytona.”
Breidinger is set to kick off her highly anticipated 2022 racing campaign next month on the brightest race stage (Daytona), backed by Hairclub and Pit Viper Sunglasses.
With 12 career starts in ARCA’s premier touring series, Breidinger has racked up three top-10 spots.
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She rose through the ranks in motorsport and attracted attention early on during her entry into the United States Automobile Club (USAC), with 19 wins. The relentless efforts of Breidinger, who transitioned from open-wheel midgets to stock cars in her late teens, are paying off.
VMS serves as TRD’s official driver development program and has a rich tradition of winning in the ARCA Menards Series with over 75 wins and two national championships. The team is also best known for its success in preparing tomorrow’s future NASCAR stars for the spotlight at the sport’s highest levels.
Breidinger and VMS begin their quest at Daytona in the series’ season opener, the Lucas Oil 200 powered by General Tire, on Saturday, February 19. The race will be broadcast live on FS1 and the Fox Sports app starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.
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