Toni Breidinger will be the first Arab American female driver to participate in a NASCAR national series. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock car racing. The 21-year-old joined the racing team Young’s Motorsports to race in the 2021 stock car competition ARCA Menards Series, and NASCAR’s pick-up truck competition Camping World Truck Series. The pick-up truck competition began with the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida last Saturday. “I’m honored and excited to be the first, but i don’t want to be the last,” Breidinger, told CNN. “I hope I can pave the way for future female Arab drivers as well.”
Toni Breidinger, born July 14, 1999, is a professional stock car racing driver and competes part-time in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Young’s Motorsports. Breidinger drives the No. 02 Chevrolet and No. 82 Chevrolet Silverado.
The company’s headquarters is situated in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each year, NASCAR sanctions over 1,500 races in over 100 tracks in 48 US states as well as Canada, Mexico and Europe.”Daytona has always been on my bucket list to race at. Every driver’s dream is to race there one day,” Breidinger said to CNN. “It’s such a historic track. It’s a step in the right direction to hopefully race in the Daytona 500 one day.” Breidinger hopes to one day reach the NASCAR Cup Series certainly due to her passion, but which also serves as the top racing series. She loves how she feels during the competition, the adrenaline rush, and everything that comes with it. No doubt her car is her baby. Brandon Thompson, NASCAR vice president of diversity and inclusion, told CNN, “We want women and people of color to see themselves represented in our competitors because it’s those connection points that will help NASCAR grow and become more diverse.”