Ryan Reed – Dover Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Chad Norris
Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Dover
Reed has three career NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Dover International Speedway. He recorded his best finish of 11th at the track in May of this year after starting 17th and fighting loose conditions throughout the race. Timely adjustments along with quick pit stops from the crew put Reed in position to finish just outside of the top 10.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association® Youth Ambassador Sadie Davis will ride along with Ryan Reed this weekend. The Georgetown, Del. native will have her name featured on a decal above the passenger-side door on the No. 16 Ford Mustang. Davis was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10, nearly three years ago. The 12-year-old is an advocate for everyone living with diabetes. Over the summer, she met with legislators in D.C. to encourage continued diabetes research funding and was recognized for her work by the Delaware Legislature.
Reed finished 25th at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night after being involved in an incident on Lap two.
Ryan Reed and teammate Chris Buescher will both sport Lilly Diabetes paint schemes this weekend at Dover. Reed, who lives with diabetes, must go through some extra steps to prepare for the race while managing his diabetes. To recognize how individuals living with diabetes manage their diabetes differently, the two drivers detail how managing their pre-race routines differ as well. Reed and Buescher compare their pre-race checklists here.
Follow @Reed16Team and @Buescher60Team on Twitter for updates on the drivers’ completion of their pre-race checklists in Dover.
Reed is currently tenth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings with six races remaining in the 2015 season.
Reed on Dover
“Dover has not been the best track for me – you either get it or you don’t. This is one of the most demanding race tracks, mentally and physically. While I haven’t always had the finishes I had hoped for in the past, I always have enjoyed racing there because it’s such a challenge. We finished well the last time we were there, but were still searching for more speed throughout the race. Hopefully we can find some this weekend and bring home a top-10 finish for Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.”
Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from Dover International Speedway on Saturday, October 3rd at 3:30 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.