Ryan Reed – Kentucky Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Phil Gould
Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Kentucky
Ryan Reed has competed at Kentucky Speedway four times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS). In this race last year, Reed finished 14th after starting 12th. In his last appearance at the track, he finished 25th after starting 19th and getting caught up in an early-race incident on Lap 2.
Reed also has one start in the ARCA Racing Series at Kentucky. He won the event in 2015 for Lira Motorsports after starting ninth and leading 20 laps to take home the victory.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association® representative and diabetes advocate Stewart Perry will ‘ride’ along with Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed during this weekend’s race. The Lexington, Ky. resident will have his name featured on a decal above the passenger-side window of the No. 16 Ford Mustang.
Like Reed, Perry lives with diabetes and knows the importance of staying healthy to manage his diabetes. He was diagnosed 26 years ago and manages his diabetes through adhering to medication, sticking to his diet and getting plenty of physical activity. Perry raises funds and awareness for the Association by walking in the Lexington-area Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® as an elite champion, a top fundraiser who lives with diabetes. He also serves on the Association’s Bluegrass Community Leadership Board and is a former chair of the national Board of Directors.
Reed in 2016
Reed is scored 10th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship standings after 15 races. He has led eight laps for the season, has one top-10 finish and has recorded an average finish of 16.7.
Reed and the No. 16 team finished sixth at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night after starting 14th and avoiding several on-track incidents throughout the evening.
Reed on Kentucky
“If we can keep up the momentum we’ve had the past couple of weeks, we will be in really good shape for this weekend and the rest of the season. Our Roush Fenway team has been preparing hard for the race this weekend and the extra practice sessions on Thursday will definitely help us get our No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang dialed in for Friday night’s race.”
Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from Kentucky Speedway on Friday, July 8th at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and PRN.
Reed and teammate Bubba Wallace will sign autographs for fans at the Kentucky Speedway Fanatics Trackside Superstore on Thursday, July 7th from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET.
About the Drive to Stop Diabetes
The Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign strives to educate people about living well with diabetes. The campaign encourages the millions of Americans who have diabetes to talk about a management plan with their doctor, family and friends and to lead healthy lives.
About Lilly Diabetes
Lilly has been a global leader in diabetes care since 1923, when we introduced the world’s first commercial insulin. Today we are building upon this heritage by working to meet the diverse needs of people with diabetes and those who care for them. Through research and collaboration, a broad and growing product portfolio and a continued determination to provide real solutions—from medicines to support programs and more—we strive to make life better for all those affected by diabetes around the world. For more information, visit www.lillydiabetes.com or follow us on Twitter: @LillyDiabetes.
About The American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.