Reed Returns To Dover Hoping For Strong Race
Ryan Reed – Dover Advance
Team: No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang
Crew Chief: Seth Barbour
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Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway
Reed at Dover International Speedway
Reed has two starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Dover International Speedway, both during his 2014 rookie season. In his first appearance at the track, Reed started the race 15th and finished 27th after being collected in a late-race incident. In the September 2014 race, Reed finished 24th after starting 18th and running out of fuel with three laps to go.
Riding with Ryan
American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Justin Keel will ride along with Ryan Reed during Saturday’s race. The Wyomissing, Pa. native will have his name featured on a decal above the passenger-side door on the No. 16 Ford Mustang.
Keel is an active 13-year-old who doesn’t let his type 1 diabetes slow him down. His need for speed is evident in his passions for soccer, running and fast cars. His dream is to find a cure for the disease so that he can someday serve his country as a member of the Armed Forces, an opportunity that is currently not available to those living with insulin-dependent diabetes.
Reed finished 12th on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway after starting 10th and fighting a loose-handling racecar. Reed earned his seventh top-15 finish of the season.
Reed is currently eighth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings after one win and seven top-15 finishes. He and teammate Chris Buescher are the only XFINITY Series regulars to win a race so far this season.
Reed on Dover
“Dover is a track where we had really bad luck at last year so I’m excited to get back and hopefully turn our luck around. We have had a string of top-15 finishes in the past couple of weeks so we are headed in the right direction. We will have a lot of folks from Lilly at the track this weekend and I would love to get them a win in our No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang.”
Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from Dover International Speedway on Saturday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX 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.