Ryan Reed – Road America Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Chad Norris
Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Road America
Reed has competed at Road America in the NASCAR XFINITY Series just once, finishing 21st after starting 14th in 2014. In his first appearance, Reed ran just outside of the top 10 for most of the race but fell back after having to pit for fuel as the race was extended by a late caution.
Reed also competed in the Pirelli World Challenge race at Road America in 2014. He finished second after being in contention for the win and leading several laps.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association® Youth Ambassador Kaitlin Radtke of Milwaukee, Wis. will have her name featured on a decal above the passenger-side door on the No. 16 Ford Mustang this weekend at Road America. The 18-year-old high school senior was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007 at the age of 10 but hasn’t let the disease slow her down. Radtke participates in the American Diabetes Association of Milwaukee’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® and plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and help special needs children once she graduates.
Reed finished 25th at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night after a flat tire halfway through the race forced him to make an unscheduled pit stop. Shortly after, Reed was caught up in an incident on the track, which eventually relegated him to a 25th-place finish.
Reed is currently 10th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings after one win and 12 top-15 finishes.
Reed on Road America
“Racing at Road America for the first time last year was awesome. Racing in the rain was really fun and we had a really good run going before we had to pit for fuel at the end of the race. I would say that race was my best road course race of the year last year and I feel comfortable there. With the course being so long – over four miles – it’s really tough to put together a perfect lap so it’s challenging but really fun.”
Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from Road America on Saturday, August 29 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and MRN.
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. For the past 75 years, our mission has been 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 www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
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