Team: No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes
Crew Chief: Seth Barbour
Chassis: RK-794 – New Chassis
PR Contact: Amanda Weis; firstname.lastname@example.org; 980-365-3211
Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Daytona International Speedway
o Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) driver, Ryan Reed will make his seventh overall NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start and his first start at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Saturday.
Up to Speed
o Reed made six starts for RFR in 2013, earning his best finish of ninth at Richmond International Raceway in just his third NNS start. Reed finished in the top-15 in four of his six starts.
o In 2012, Reed competed in 14 ARCA races, earning one top-five and six top-10 finishes. He had an average start of 8.6 and an average finish of 10.6. Reed also made one start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last season at Las Vegas, where he finished 17th.
o The No. 16 team brings brand new chassis RK-794 to DIS. This is the same chassis the team brought to the January test session at the 2.5-mile track.
Visit the Association’s Drive to Stop DiabetesSM Midway Display
o Drive to Stop DiabetesSM (D2SD) will host an activation space in the fan midway at DIS. The display area features the No. 16 D2SD racing simulator, diabetes awareness and educational materials as well as various prizes. The display is open Feb. 20 (12 – 6 p.m.), Feb. 22 (8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and Feb. 23 (8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.).
o Reed will appear for a Q&A at the Drive to Stop DiabetesSM display on Saturday, February 22 from 9:10 – 9:25 a.m.
o Justin Lages, a truck driver for the No. 16 team, hails from nearby Ormond Beach, Fla. Lages got his start in racing working at Smokey Yunick’s garage in Daytona Beach.
Reed on racing at Daytona International Speedway:
“Racing at Daytona in the Nationwide Series is something I've dreamed about since I was a kid, and to be in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford makes it unreal. My whole crew has been working so hard and I think we have a great opportunity this weekend.”