Reed Rides To Michigan
Ryan Reed –Michigan Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Seth Barbour
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Reed at Michigan
Reed has one start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). In June 2014, Reed finished 11thafter starting 24th. He overcame a flat tire in qualifying to make his way through the field and earn the top-15 finish.
Reed also made one start in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards at MIS in 2012, where he finished 12th after starting in the fourth position.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Grant McNew of Grand Rapids, Mich. will have his name featured on a decal above the passenger-side door on the No. 16 Ford Mustang this weekend to recognize his work in the diabetes community. McNew, age 12, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age six. He has participated in the American Diabetes Association of Grand Rapids’ Step Out®: Walk to Stop Diabetes® and helped with the Father of the Year Award program. He has also attended Camp Midicha, a summer camp for kids living with diabetes.
Reed finished 11th at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, May 30 after starting 17th and fighting a loose-handling racecar. The team made adjustments throughout the race to put Reed in a position to finish just outside of the top 10.
Reed is currently eighth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings after one win and eight top-15 finishes. He and teammate Chris Buescher are the only XFINITY Series regulars to win a race so far this season.
Reed on Michigan
“You can’t help but get excited going to Michigan since it’s the fastest track we race on and it’s a really important place for Jack Roush and Ford. As a team we had a lot of speed here last year so I’m looking forward to getting the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang back there this weekend.”
Reed spent the off weekend in Boston for the American Diabetes Association’s annual Scientific Sessions. Scientific Sessions is the largest diabetes meeting in the world, bringing together nearly 18,000 participants—including more than 14,000 clinicians and researchers from all 50 states and 117 countries. The 5-day annual meeting features timely and significant advances in basic science and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes.
Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from MIS on Saturday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 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.