Ryan Reed – Chicagoland Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Chad Norris
Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Chicagoland
Reed has three starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Chicagoland Speedway. In June 2015, Reed finished 12th after starting 14th. In 2014, Reed recorded 15th- and 24th- place finishes in the June and September events, respectively.
Reed has also made two starts in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards at Chicagoland. In June, Reed won the event in the No. 58 Lira Motorsports entry. His other start came in 2012, where he finished fifth after starting in the fourth position.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association Illinois Youth Ambassador Evey Evans will ride along with Ryan Reed this weekend. The Bourbonnais, Ill. native will have her name featured on a decal above the passenger-side door on the No. 16 Ford Mustang. Evans was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010 at the age of eight. Now 13, Evans shares her story with others living with diabetes at American Diabetes Association camps and other events and programs such as the 2015 American Diabetes Association Chicago EXPO®. She is an avid fundraiser for the Tour de Cure® cycling event and attends Triangle D Diabetes Camp. She also maintains a blog, detailing her involvement at these American Diabetes Association events.
Reed Visits Comer Children’s Hospital
On Thursday, September 17 at 1 p.m. CT, Reed will visit patients who live with diabetes at Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. In an effort to continue to increase diabetes awareness and education, Lilly Diabetes is supporting Reed and the American Diabetes Association’s Drive to Stop Diabetes, a national diabetes awareness initiative. As part of the campaign, which aims to increase diabetes awareness and education, Reed visits diabetes treatment centers while traveling for races. Reed was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 and was told he would never race again.
Reed finished 13th at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night after starting 14th. The team started with a loose-handling Ford Mustang and made the necessary adjustments to put Reed in position for a top-15 finish at the track where he made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut in 2013.
Reed is currently tenth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings after one win and 13 top-15 finishes.
Reed on Chicagoland
“It’s always comforting to return to a track you have a win at, no matter what series it was in. We had a good run in this race in June and winning in the ARCA event was definitely a confidence boost. Chad (Norris), the team and I have really been communicating well and I think that will lead to a great finish at Chicago this weekend.”
Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, September 19 at 6 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.
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.