Reed Looks For Short Track Success In Richmond – Advance
Ryan Reed –Richmond Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Seth Barbour
PR Contact: Candice Corrigan; firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-960-7387
Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Richmond International Raceway
Reed made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) in April 2013 and earned a 16th-place finish. He went on to finish 9th in the September 2013 race at the track and finished 12th and 16th in the spring and fall 2014 races at the track, respectively.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Eli Hopkins of West Point, Va. will ‘Ride with Ryan’ this weekend. The 13-year-old’s name will ride above the passenger-side window of the No. 16 Ford Mustang. Hopkins, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age seven, is a fellow racer. He currently competes on dirt bikes, but is a two-time ATV National Champion. When he is not racing or traveling throughout the state supporting events and initiatives to raise awareness about diabetes, Hopkins also enjoys fishing, hunting, riding bikes and spending time with his diabetes assistance dog, Clutch.
Reed took home a 21st-place finish in Saturday’s Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The No. 16 Ford Mustang sustained damage in a mid-race incident while running 17th, forcing Reed to come down pit road for a lengthy stop to make repairs.
To commemorate NASCAR’s third annual NASCAR Race to Green™ initiative, Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series teams will feature the NASCAR Green mark on the A-post of the car, pit boxes, and hauler flags. The ‘XFINITY’ decal on the front windshield of the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang will also be the color green this weekend.NASCAR Race to Green will build awareness around the programs the governing body, industry and multiple partners have created to help protect and preserve the environment.
Reed is currently fifth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings after one win and five top-15 finishes. He is the only XFINITY Series regular to win a race so far this season.
Reed on Richmond
“Richmond is such a special place to me since I made my XFINITY Series debut there. Racing at Richmond takes me back to my roots of racing on short tracks – using lots of brake, wearing the tires out. We struggled a little bit last year at the track, but I have a lot of confidence going into Richmond since it’s the only track in the series that I have raced at four times already.”
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.