After making her return to the series part-time last season, Toni Breidinger will team up with Venturini Motorsports to pursue the 2022 ARCA Menards Series championship, piloting the team’s No. 25 Toyota Camry.
The 22-year-old made history last February at Daytona, by becoming the first female Arabic-American driver to compete in a NASCAR National Series, driving for Young’s Motorsports.
“This is a proud moment not only for me but also my family. I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to run my first full season in NASCAR’s ARCA with Venturini Motorsports and Toyota,” said the first Arab American female driver to compete in NASCAR, and will be the first to compete in a full season.
“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.”
Breidinger would compete in five of the first six events for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series organization, scoring a best finish of 12th. After a six-race hiatus, the Hillsborough, California-native returned to the series with Venturini Motorsports, nabbing a pair of ninth-place finishes at Winchester and Springfield, a new personal best.
The Venturini Motorsports entry is expected to carry a myriad of personal partners for Breidinger, much like last season, including HairClub and Pit Viper Sunglasses
Breidinger will be the only driver to compete for the championship under the Venturini Motorsports banner, as the organization has already announced some of the drivers that will occupy the No. 15, No. 20, and No. 55.
Tom Hessert, Parker Chase, Logan Pembelton, Conner Jones, Jonathan Shafer, Jesse Love, and Corey Heim are among the announced drivers for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series for 2022.