Reed in Search of Win No. 2 in 2017
Ryan Reed has competed at Iowa Speedway seven times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Reed has finished 19th or better in every start at Iowa. His best finish came in the second race last year where he started 14th and finished 10th. Reed also has one start in the ARCA Racing Series at Iowa, which came in July 2012. Reed finished in the ninth position after starting third.
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Phil Gould
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Reed at Iowa
Ryan Reed has competed at Iowa Speedway seven times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Reed has finished 19th or better in every start at Iowa. His best finish came in the second race last year where he started 14th and finished 10th.
Reed also has one start in the ARCA Racing Series at Iowa, which came in July 2012. Reed finished in the ninth position after starting third.
Recapping June Iowa
Ryan Reed was making his move on the top-five late in the race when a flat left-front tire sent him into the outside wall and down pit road for repairs. Reed had previously rebounded from earlier contact thanks to a fast No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford, but the flat tire cost him the track position he had earned. Reed was able to stay on the lead lap and cross the finish line 19th.
Reed in 2017
Reed is currently eighth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship standings after 18 races. Reed has one win, two top-five and five top-10 finishes so far this season. He has an average starting position of 13.9 so far this season, with an average finish of 16.6.
Did You Know?
Ryan Reed was diagnosed at the age of 17 with Type 1 Diabetes. Through hard work, perseverance and working with his doctors he’s been able to manage his diabetes and set an example to others. To learn more visit www.LillyDiabetes.com/Drive
Reed on Iowa
“We didn’t practice very well, or qualify very well, but once we got to racing, we raced really well. We could move around well and move to the top and pass guys pretty easy. I thought we had a really fast car, but didn’t get the finish we deserve with how things shook out. We have a lot of confidence in what we bring there, but we need to find more short run speed. Low downforce changed Iowa a lot, there’s more tire fall off. I think everyone is probably going to change it up a little knowing what we know now and having a race on the new downforce package, so we will go from there.”
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