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Toni Breidinger to make Truck Series debut with Tricon at Kansas

Toni Breidinger will make her NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in the No. 1 Tricon Garage Toyota at Kansas Speedway with primary sponsorship from Victoria’s Secret, the team announced Wednesday.

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Breidinger has made 35 starts in the ARCA Menards Series with nine top-10 finishes, including a career-best eighth-place finish at Salem Speedway in 2022. The 23-year-old California native is competing part-time for Venturini Motorsports in ARCA this year with an 11-race slate as well as a full season in the inaugural ToyotaGR Cup, the press release stated.

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Victoria’s Secret will be prominently featured on the No. 1 Tundra, a fitting pairing given that Breidinger was featured in Victoria’s Secret‘s 2022 Fall Collection Campaign.

“When I was younger, I dreamed of being a race car driver and a Victoria’s Secret model,” Breidinger said in a press release. “I was told I couldn’t do both, but here I am — I’ll be driving the No. 1 Victoria’s Secret Toyota Tundra TRD Pro at Kansas. I’m endlessly grateful to the Victoria’s Secret team for believing in not only me but women in sports.

“A huge thanks to Toyota Racing Development and Tricon Garage for this opportunity. It’s going to be a learning curve, but I’m ready to soak up every bit of it.”

Breidinger, a 19-time winner in the USAC Speed2 Western US Asphalt Midget Series, will pull double duty on May 6, competing in the ARCA race at 2 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN) ahead of her Truck Series debut at 8 p.m. ET (FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).