Ryan Reed – Richmond Advance
Reed at Richmond
Reed has competed at Richmond Raceway nine times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS).
He made his first career NXS start at the track in 2013, earning a 16th-place finish. His best career finish at the track came in September 2013 when he finished ninth.
Reed finished 11th in both Richmond races in 2016.
Earlier This Year at Richmond
Ryan Reed found himself closing in on a top-five finish in NASCAR’s overtime Saturday afternoon, but his efforts were foiled by contact with one lap to go. Reed had steadily advanced all day, but the contact sent him into the wall and ended his efforts one lap short of the finish. Reed was scored 23rd in the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang.
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 Richmond
“We’ve had ups and downs at the short tracks at Roush Fenway and I think they are somewhere we all agree we need to get better at. There are short tracks in the Playoffs and Richmond will be a good test of where we are with our program. We’ve worked hard on our short track program, especially knowing Phoenix is ahead and it’s a cutoff race. Richmond is a big race for us to go there and see where we are at and get a good gauge for where our program is.”
Reed on XFINITY Series Debut at Richmond in 2013
“I always look forward to going back to Richmond. I got my start at Richmond and have a lot of great memories there. I can remember four years ago being 19 and strapping into the racecar at Richmond for my first start, I was so nervous before qualifying. I love short track racing.”
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