Top-10 Finish for Reed at Iowa
NEWTON, Iowa. (July 30, 2016) – Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed and the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association team finished 10th on Saturday at Iowa Speedway after starting 14th and running in the top 10 the majority of the night.
“I’m really proud of how much we improved throughout the weekend,” said Reed. “We still have a long way to go but we are definitely starting to see progress. Top-10 finishes feel really nice, but we want more. We start our road course stint next week and we will be ready to continue the summer stretch at Watkins Glen.”
Reed started the 250-lap event from the 14th position after fighting a lack of grip during qualifying on Saturday afternoon. By the first caution on Lap 27, Reed had made his way up to 13th and said he was tight in the center. The team elected not to pit during the caution period, leaving Reed to restart 12th on Lap 32.
Soon after the restart, Reed made his way up to the 11th position and ran there until the competition caution on Lap 40. During the caution, crew chief Phil Gould brought Reed down pit road for four tires, fuel, an air pressure adjustment and a round of wedge. Reed restarted 12th on Lap 46.
By Lap 65, Reed had made his way back up to the 11th position and ran there until the next caution on Lap 114. The team pitted under the caution period for four fresh tires, fuel, and air pressure and track bar adjustments. Reed restarted 11th on Lap 120 before the caution was swiftly displayed one lap later.
Reed restarted 11th on the following restart and maintained that position until the third caution of the night on Lap 149. Under caution, Reed relayed to the team that he needed forward drive. The team pitted for tires, fuel, and air pressure and wedge adjustments. Reed gained one position on pit road to restart 10th with 93 laps to go.
After the restart, Reed drove up to the eighth position, but reported he was free on entrance a few laps later. He dropped back to the 10th position throughout the closing laps of the event and would cross the finish line in that position on Lap 250.
Reed remains 10th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship standings. Next up for Reed is Watkins Glen International on Saturday, August 6th.
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