NASCAR Hopeful Toni Breidinger Shuts Down Driver, Who Subtly Blamed Her for Near Fatal Talladega Crash, With a Savage Response

Published 04/25/2022, 2:35 PM EDT
TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – APRIL 24: Toni Breidinger, driver of the #02 Young Motorsports, stands next to her car for the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 200 at Talladega Raceway on April 24, 2021 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Blair Brown via Getty Images)

It seems like Richard Garvie, the driver that triggered the potentially deadly crash at Talladega in the ARCA race, didn’t have his narrative of the events right. Fortunately for him, Toni Breidinger is there to set the record straight.

After the race, Garvie took to Twitter to explain his side of things, or rather, his version of events.

“I was a car length back from Toni coming off 4. I jumped on the brakes hard to try not to hit her and almost spun – as I said to Tim, felt like I took a shot to the rear bumper – at this point you can see how close we all got and the moment I hit Toni,” he wrote.

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This led to Breidinger savagely but rightly letting Garvie know what actually happened.

She replied, “A whole car length huh. You see I am on the 30s bumper but I didn’t get out of line and take her out. You got out of line & the 27 didnt bump you. Anyways since you keep mentioning my name & everyone else’s for clout When is the next balloon festival?”

Toni Breidinger felt all cars got stacked up at the wrong place at the wrong time

In her post-race interview, Breidinger gave her brief reaction as to what she thought happened in the race.“We just got hooked in the tri-oval. It’s sketchy there anyways. We all kinda got stacked up a little bit,” she said.

“Kinda part of it, wrong spot, wrong time.”

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BROWNSBURG, IN – MAY 26: Toni Breidinger (80) Breidinger Motorsports driver prepares for the Carb Night Classic United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown Champ Car Series 100-lap feature, Friday, May 26, 2017, on Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana. (Photo by David Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

On the other hand, Richard Garvie believed it was Toni Breidinger who, when she was “lifting”, led to the eventual crash.

“The 25 was lifting for about two laps. We were on the radio saying, ‘She keeps lifting.’ I think we got some help from behind. Then, we were a passenger from that point on. But, I think we should get a 10 out of 10 for the aerobatics there,” he said.

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“It just sucks for everybody.”

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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