Ryan Reed – Loudon Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Phil Gould
Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Loudon
Ryan Reed has competed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) twice in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In his first start in 2014, Reed finished 11th after starting 13th. In this race last year, Reed finished 13th after starting 21st.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association® representative and diabetes advocate Jeff Gillis will ‘ride’ along with Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed during this weekend’s race. The Burlington, Mass. resident will have his name featured on a decal above the passenger-side window of the No. 16 Ford Mustang.
Like Reed, Gillis lives with diabetes and knows the importance of staying healthy. He was diagnosed 18 years ago and manages his diabetes through adhering to medication, sticking to his diet and getting plenty of physical activity. His favorite form of exercise is cycling with his daughter Emily, who lives with type 1 diabetes. Gillis participates in and raises money for the Association’s North Shore Tour de Cure® cycling event. For the past two years, he has led the top-fundraising corporate team and has organized a company-wide spin-a-thon for the team.
Reed in 2016
Reed is scored 10th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship standings after 16 races. He has led eight laps for the season, has one top-10 finish and has recorded an average finish of 17.4.
Reed and the No. 16 team finished 29th at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night after a tire issue followed by a broken part in the right-rear led to lengthy repairs in the garage.
Reed on Loudon
“I feel confident we can rebound this week after some bad luck in Kentucky,” said Reed. “Loudon is a really unique racetrack and we had run decent there in the past. I spent some time on the simulator this week to prepare and the team has been working for weeks on this car, so we should be in good shape for this weekend.”
Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from NHMS on Saturday, July 16th at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and PRN.
Reed will meet fans at the NHMS XFINITY Display presented by Comcast on Saturday, July 16th at 12:45 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.