By: ISABELLA SANTIAGO
At only 21 years old, Toni Breidinger made history by becoming the first Arab-American female to participate in any NASCAR series, and she doesn’t intend on being the last. What started out as an infatuation with go-carts at 9 years old quickly became her purpose, and her passion for the sport is evident. Breidinger is the only woman with 19 United States Autoclub wins, inspiring young women across the globe, while proving that at 22 years old she’s a force to be reckoned with. Keep an eye out for this stunner with Venturini Motorsports as the 2022 ARCA Menards Series wraps up this October.
My pre-race ritual consists of finding moments of quiet to get myself prepared mentally.
My most memorable race to date has been my Daytona International Speedway debut.
When I’m not racing I love hiking and grabbing lunch with friends. I’m usually just chilling.
A TV show I’m really into right now is Euphoria.
The best song to blast in my car is Tia Tamera by Doja Cat.
If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I’d love to be able to help other women break into sports and get the support they need.
My go-to Slurpee flavor is definitely the blue raspberry.
The tracks I’m looking forward to racing are Formula 1 tracks. Getting on those tracks would be a dream come true.
My biggest inspiration is my mom. I can always look to her for guidance when I need it.
The thing I miss the most about California is the surfing!
My secret to keeping my makeup intact while racing is A REALLY good setting spray.
My night routine includes taking care of my face with gentle products for sensitive skin. It’s really important to show some love to my face after it’s been in a helmet all day!
My comfort meal is sushi. It’s one of my all-time favorite meals!
One place I’d love to visit is Beirut or Dubai.
The character I usually play in Mario Cart is Toadette. She’d do so well in NASCAR.
Instagram or Twitter? Instagram for sure!
One fashion or beauty trend I will not be participating in is the skinny 90’s eyebrows trend.
Once the season is over, I plan on immediately starting training for 2023. The off-season is the best time to start prepping for the next year.
One word to describe how I’m feeling this season is determined.
I want to be remembered for inspiring other girls and women to confidently go after their dreams in the sport they love.