CONCORD, N.C. — Venturini Motorsports announced today the return of Toni Breidinger as the full-time driver of the No. 25 Toyota Camry for the 2024 ARCA Menards Series season.
The 24-year-old California native is coming off a strong 2023 season. Breidinger last year ran a part-time schedule in the ARCA Menards Series and achieved a podium finish at Kansas Speedway as part of eight top fives and eight top 10s.
Breidinger, who is breaking down barriers for women in motorsports, made history in her NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut when she finished 15th at Kansas on May 6; it was best debut finish by a female in the history of the sport.
Breidinger is one of the most known NASCAR drivers on social media with more than 5 million followers. Outside of racing, she is an accomplished model who has been featured in campaigns for Victoria’s Secret, Aritzia, GAP and FP Movement.
“I’m really excited to run another full season with Toyota Racing and Venturini Motorsports,” Breidinger said. “Working with Toyota Racing and Venturini Motorsports has given me the tools and resources to develop as a driver.
“This is a great opportunity for me, and I’m ready to capitalize on the moment. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make this all come together, and I’m grateful for the support I’ve be able to pursue my dreams. I truly cannot thank my partners enough for believing in not only me, but female athletes. I’m ready to kick off this season with Toyota and VMS at Daytona.”
NASCAR Canada Series champion Cayden Lapevich will lead Breidinger’s No. 25 Toyota team as crew chief.
“It’s great to have Toni back with the team full-time,” team owner Billy Venturini said. “Her growth behind the wheel is as impressive as I’ve seen with any other driver throughout the years; she’s really come into her own.
“Toni is a great driver to work with and a real asset to our team. I expect good things from her and the team this year.”
A full list of sponsors will be released in the upcoming weeks.
Serving as Toyota Racing Development’s official driver development program in the ARCA Menards Series, Venturini Motorsports possesses a rich tradition with 99 wins and five ARCA championships. Known for their success preparing tomorrow’s future NASCAR stars for the spotlight at the highest level of the sport, Venturini Motorsports holds the most wins in series history.
Breidinger and VMS will begin their quest at Daytona International Speedway in the season-opening Daytona ARCA 200 on Saturday, Feb. 17. The race will broadcast live on FS1, MRN Radio and the Fox Sports App beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET.