CONCORD, N.C. — Toyota Racing Development’s Venturini Motorsports (VMS) announced today the selection of 22-year-old Toni Breidinger as the full-time driver of the No. 25 Toyota Camry for the 2022 ARCA Menards Series season.
Possessing the talent and dynamic personality needed on and off the track, Breidinger’s racing career has been trending upward, leading to her first full-season opportunity in the ARCA Menards Series. Setting her sights on the highest ranks of NASCAR, Breidinger’s tireless efforts are sharply focused on honing her skills both behind the wheel and mentally for this next stage in her career.
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— Toni Breidinger (@ToniBreidinger) January 13, 2022
“This is a proud moment not only for me, but also my family,” said Breidinger, who last year became the first Arab-American female driver to compete in a NASCAR touring series when she ran the ARCA Menards Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. “I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to run my first full season in NASCAR’s ARCA (Menards Series) with Venturini Motorsports and Toyota.
“I’ve worked a lifetime to get to this point in my career. It’s taken a lot of hard work and support from countless people. Racing is a business. It takes more than just desire. I truly cannot thank my supporters and business partners enough for believing and providing the support to get me to this stage. There’s still a lot of work ahead, but I’m ready to get this season started at Daytona.”
Ready to embark on her highly anticipated 2022 racing campaign next month on racing’s brightest stage (Daytona), Breidinger carries support from Hairclub and Pit Viper Sunglasses.
With 12 career starts in ARCA’s premier touring series, Breidinger has earned three top-10 finishes.
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Moving up through the ranks in motorsports, she grabbed attention early competing in the United States Automobile Club (USAC), with 19 victories. Transitioning in her late teens from open wheel midgets to stock cars, Breidinger’s relentless efforts are paying dividends.
Serving as TRD’s official driver development program, VMS possesses a rich tradition of winning in the ARCA Menards Series with more than 75 wins and two national championships. The team is also best known for its success preparing tomorrow’s future NASCAR stars for the spotlight at the highest level of the sport.
Breidinger and VMS will begin their quest at Daytona in the series’ season-opener, the Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire, on Saturday, Feb. 19. The race will air live on FS1 and the Fox Sports App beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET.
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