21-year-old Toni Breidinger is making history as the first Lebanese-American female driver to ever participate in a NASCAR national series.
Breidinger made her debut at the 2021 ARCA season-opener Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Saturday in what she called the “biggest race of [her] career.”
She made it in 18th place after surviving a multi-car accident early on during the race.
Breidinger will be competing in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, driving a Chevrolet SS and a Chevrolet Silverado.
Born to an American father and Lebanese mother from Beirut, Breiginger knew from the age of 9 that she wanted to get into the world of race car driving.
The young racer already has 19 wins as the most successful female in the United States Auto Club and is now making headlines around the world.
Her twin sister, Annie, is also a race car driver.
Breidinger was not immediately available for comment.
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