|No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:Driver: Toni Breidinger|
Primary Partner(s): Roman Empire Management
Manufacturer: Chevrolet SS
Crew Chief: Ryan “Pickle” London
2020 Driver Points Position: N|A
2020 Owner Points Position: N|A
Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis A-01; brand new ARCA Menards Series chassis to Young’s Motorsports.
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest: Welcome To The Team: Former United States Auto Club (USAC) standout Toni Breidinger has joined Young’s Motorsports for the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season.
Breidinger will run the first five ARCA events of the 2021 season with hopes of a full-season slate aboard the No. 02 Roman Empire Management Chevrolet SS.
In addition to ARCA, Breidinger also plans to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season with a detailed schedule to be announced at a later date.
She’s Not New: While Breidinger is new to Young’s Motorsports, she is not new to the ARCA Menards Series. In 2018 she competed in three ARCA races and finished a career-best 10th at Madison (Wisc.) International Speedway after starting 13th.
She additionally made starts at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway and Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway, respectively.
Testing, Testing 1.2.3: To help Breidinger prepare for her ARCA Menards Series debut at Young’s Motorsports, she was one of 55 plus drivers to participate in the open ARCA test session at Daytona in January.
The test allowed her to get accustomed to the 2.5-mile superspeedway and her Young’s Motorsports team led by crew chief Ryan “Pickle” London.
Just The Facts: Breidinger is a 19-time USAC winner and finished fourth in the championship standings in the Carolina Pro Late Model Series in 2020 with DLP Motorsports.
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Toni Breidinger Pre-Race Quotes:
Talk about what the last week has been like since your announcement? “This was the biggest announcement of my career so far and I couldn’t wait to share it with the world.
“It’s been a whirlwind of prepping for Daytona with training, interviews, launching the new merchandise and we’re only just getting started.”
Thoughts about Daytona this weekend: “I’m really looking forward to the Daytona race. It’s been one of my dreams to have the chance to race there and to have that dream come true is absolutely unreal.”
Thoughts about the upcoming 2021 season: “I feel a combination of a little nervous and extremely excited. This season is bringing a lot of new things my way, but I’m hoping for my best season yet.
“My goal is to be able to learn and grow from my experiences on and off the track. I’m confident in the team we’ve assembled, and I can’t wait to race at so many new tracks in 2021.”
The Lucas Oil 200 driven by General Tire (80 laps | 200 miles) is the first of 20 races on the 2021 ARCA Menards Series schedule. Practice begins Fri., Feb. 12 with a one-hour session from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Group qualifying is set for race day, Sat., Feb. 13 at 8:30 a.m. The season-opener for the 69th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag shortly after 1:30 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the entire weekend festivities.
Credit: Young’s Motorsports