Ryan Reed –Daytona Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Phil Gould
Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Daytona
Ryan Reed has competed at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) five times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS). Reed captured his first career win at the track in February 2015. Earlier this season, Reed finished 16th at the track after receiving damage early in the event. In this race a year ago, Reed finished 13th after starting eighth and getting caught up in an incident while running second.
Reed’s average finish at Daytona is 10.4, higher than his average at any other track on the NXS circuit. He has one win and has led 14 laps at the track.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association® representative and diabetes advocate Anne DePerty will ‘ride’ along with Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed during this weekend’s race. The Bradenton, Fla. resident will have her name featured on a decal above the passenger-side window of the No. 16 Ford Mustang.
Like Reed, DePerty lives with diabetes and knows the importance of staying healthy to manage her diabetes. She was diagnosed in 2010 while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. DePerty committed that day to control her health by attending diabetes education classes and making diet and exercise a priority. DePerty has been a top fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association of Southwest Florida Tour de Cure® for the last five years and is an active member of the planning committee. Through her continued commitment to diet and exercise, she has lost nearly 50 pounds since her diagnosis and continues to add in new exercises to her weekly schedule.
Reed in 2016
Reed is scored 10th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship standings after 14 races. He has led eight laps for the season and has recorded an average finish of 17.4.
Reed and the No. 16 team finished 11th at Iowa Speedway on Sunday, June 19th after starting in the same position and running inside the top 10 the majority of the day.
Reed on Daytona
“I wouldn’t say I feel comfortable racing at Daytona because of the uncertainties with superspeedway racing, but the confidence is definitely high having won here. Roush Fenway’s superspeedway program has always been so strong and we always feel really good about going to Daytona. I expect this weekend to be no different and hope to contend for another win.”
Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from DIS on Friday, July 1st at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and MRN.
– Reed will appear at the DIS Ford Display in the Fan Midway for a Q&A session on Friday, July 1st at 4:15 p.m. ET.
– Reed will participate in the NXS autograph session in the DIS Sprint FANZONE on Friday, July 1st from 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET. Fans must have a Sprint FANZONE pass to access the autograph session.
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.
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