Driving the No. 02 Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021 and planning to compete in the upcoming General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway, Breidinger is set to become the first Arab-American female driver to race in a NASCAR national series event when she drives for Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series later this year.
At Daytona, @ToniBreidinger recently made history by becoming the first female Arab American driver to compete in a NASCAR national series event. @KathyParkNBC sat down with the 21-year-old rising star ahead of her next big race. pic.twitter.com/cv0K1hOfGn
– TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 5, 2021
Breidinger earned a career-high 10th in her ARCA Menards Series debut in 2018 driving the No. 55 Renton Coil Spring / Flexzilla Toyota for Venturini Motorsports.
She finished 18th in the 2021 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway after starting 31st, and she finished 30th last month at Phoenix Raceway after she was involved in an accident on the race’s first lap. Breidinger ranks 11th in ARCA Menards Series points.
The General Tire 200 at Talladegda, the third race of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season, is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 with a start time of 1 p.m. ET. The race will broadcast live on FS1.