Professional race car driver Toni Breidinger went viral last year when she added the Victoria’s Secret model to her already impressive resume and on Wednesday their partnership went a step further.
Breidinger will join the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team and compete for TRICON when the series heads to Kansas Speedway on May 6. Breidinger will drive the No. 1 Victoria’s Secret Toyota Tundra TRD Pro. He is currently a part-time driver in the ARCA Menards Series and competes full-time in the Toyota GR Cup. He has nine top-10 finishes in ARCA.
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«When I was younger, I dreamed of being a race car driver and a Victoria’s Secret model,» Breidinger said Wednesday in a news release. «I was told I couldn’t do both, but here I am: I will be driving Victoria’s Secret’s #1 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro in Kansas! I am infinitely grateful to the Victoria’s Secret team for believing in not only me, but women in sports «Many thanks to Toyota Racing Development and TRICON Garage for this opportunity. It’s going to be a learning curve, but I’m ready to absorb every bit of it.»
Additionally, Breidinger will make history as the first Arab American woman to compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
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Hailie Deegan is the only other active female driver in the truck series. Jessica Friesen has yet to qualify for an event this season, and Jennifer Jo Cobb has yet to try. Cobb finished 32nd in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 in Canada last year.
Breidinger, 23, gained national attention last year when she became a Victoria’s Secret model.
«My little me is crying. Growing up, I struggled a lot with my body confidence. Last year I focused on my mental and physical health over appearance. I am honored to be a part of the @victoriassecret family. Thank you for allowing me to feel confident in my own skin!» she wrote on Instagram at the time.
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Breidinger will pull double duty on May 6. He will race the ARCA circuit in the morning and truck at night.