Toni Breidinger will join Young’s Motorsports for a partial schedule in both the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, starting with the ARCA Menards Series season-opener at Daytona.
Excited to be joining @youngsmtrsports for 2021 race season! I’ll be driving the #02 car in @ARCA_Racing and the #82 trucks in @NASCAR’s Camping World Truck series. Kicking off the season next week at @DAYTONA pic.twitter.com/H5Uc5eip8j
— Toni Breidinger (@ToniBreidinger) February 4, 2021
The Hillsborough, California-native will pilot the team’s No. 02 Chevrolet SS at Daytona on February 13th, in what will be her fourth ARCA Menards Series start and her first on a superspeedway. Breidinger earned a career-best 10th-place finish in her series debut at Madison International Speedway in 2018, driving for Venturini Motorsports.
“I’m very thankful for this opportunity to continue the next steps of my racing career with Young’s Motorsports,” said Breidinger. “It’s going to be a busy year of competition in ARCA Menards Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but I feel like the program that we have assembled at Young’s Motorsports will be influential in completing our goals and setting the path for the future.”
When Breidinger makes her NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut aboard the No. 82 Chevrolet Silverado, she will become the first-ever Arabic-American female driver to participate in NASCAR’s top-three seires, a major step forward in the sanctioning body’s continual drive for diversity.
“Daytona is going to be the biggest race of my career, but I’m ready for it,” added Breidinger who participated in the open ARCA test with Young’s Motorsports at Daytona last month. “It’s going to be a competitive race, but I know that the Young’s Motorsports team will prepare me a fast race car and we can contend for a top-10 finish. That is our goal, a top-10 finish.”
A 19-time USAC winner, Breidinger shifted her attention from dirt to asphalt and most recently finished fourth in the Carolina Pro Late Model Series in 2020 with DLP Motorsports.
Through her unprecedented success, Breidinger has accumulated over 1 million social media followers across several platforms and has partnered up with several brands including, Head and Shoulders, Sunny D, Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS, Tory Burch, Sparco and Bell Helmets.
“We are thrilled to add Toni Breidinger to our Young’s Motorsports portfolio in 2021,” said Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young. “She is not only motivated but determined to make her season a successful one. We know that she can go to Daytona next week and be competitive and contend to become the first ARCA Menards Series national series female winner.”
A detailed schedule for Breidinger aboard the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet ARCA car and No. 82 Chevrolet Silverado NASCAR Camping World Truck Series truck will be announced at a later date.