Breidinger Set For Full ARCA Season With Venturini


Toni Breidinger will run the full ARCA Menards Series season for Venturini Motorsports. (James Gilbert/NASCAR photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – Venturini Motorsports announced Friday that Toni Breidinger will return to the team, going full time this year in the ARCA Menards Series in the No. 25 Toyota Camry.

The 24-year old California native is coming off a strong season. She ran a part-time schedule in the ARCA Menards Series last year, earning a podium effort at Kansas Speedway as part of four top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

Breidinger made history in her NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut, finishing 15th, marking the highest debut by a female in the history of the sport. She is currently one of the most followed drivers on social media in NASCAR, with more than five million fans.

Outside of racing, Breidinger 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,” said Breidinger. “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,” Breidinger added. “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.”

Past NASCAR Canada Series champion Cayden Lapevich will serve as crew chief for Breidinger and the No. 25 Toyota team.

“It’s great to have Toni back with the team full-time. 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,” said team owner Billy Venturini. “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 for Breidinger’s effort will be released in the coming weeks.

Serving as Toyota Racing Development’s driver development program, Venturini Motorsports has a rich tradition of winning in the ARCA Menards Series, with a record 99 wins and five ARCA championships.

Breidinger and VMS will begin their championship quest at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway in the season-opening Daytona ARCA 200 on Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. ET, with live coverage on FS1, the Motor Racing Network, and the FOX Sports App.

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