Reed Makes 50th Career Start In Charlotte

Ryan Reed –Charlotte Advance

Team:             No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang

Crew Chief:    Seth Barbour

PR Contact:    Candice Corrigan; ccorrigan@roushfenway.com; 704-960-7387

Twitter:           @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway                                       



Reed Makes 50th Start

 Reed will make his 50th career NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). 

Reed at Charlotte Motor Speedway

 Reed has three starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at CMS. His first start came in the October 2013 event at the track, where he recorded a 14th-place finish after starting 16th. His two starts at the track in 2014 earned him 14th- and 15th-place finishes in the spring and fall events, respectively. In his last appearance at CMS, Reed fell victim to untimely cautions while on pit road. Crew Chief Seth Barbour made the call to take the wave around twice to get back on the lead lap, ultimately resulting in a top-15 finish. 

Riding with Ryan

American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Jordan Rice will ride along with Reed during Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Charlotte. The Charlotte native will have her name featured on a decal above the passenger-side door on the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang. Rice, age 13, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2003 as a 20-month-old baby. She is currently an eighth-grade student at J.M. Robinson Middle School where she plays the French horn in the band and participates in gymnastics and the drama program. She has attended the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Carolina Trails for the last six years and participates in the annual Step Out®: Walk to Stop Diabetes® with her family. 

Iowa Recap

Reed finished 12th on Sunday at Iowa Speedway after starting 16th and making his way to the top-10 in the closing laps of the race. On the final restart, Reed was ultimately shuffled back in the field outside of the top 10 as the cars with fresher tires had the advantage. Reed earned his sixth top-15 finish of the season. 

Local Connections

Several members of the No. 16 team call Charlotte Motor Speedway their home track. Gas Man Josh Patch hails from Salisbury, NC, just 30 miles north of the Speedway. Jackman Dylan Moser calls Monroe, NC home, which is just 30 miles south of Concord. Team Spotter Joel Edmonds is from Dobson, NC, which is located a little over an hour north of Concord. 

Roush Fenway Racing Fan Day

Roush Fenway Racing will host its annual spring fan day at its world headquarters in Concord, N.C. on Thursday, May 21 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and will

feature autograph sessions with each of Roush Fenway’s seven NASCAR drivers. Autograph sessions will kick off at 10 a.m. with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Trevor Bayne,

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Greg Biffle.  Roush Fenway’s NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Bubba Wallace, Ryan Reed, Chris Buescher and Elliott Sadler will sign autographs at 11 a.m.

Ticket distribution begins at 8 a.m.

2015 Season

Reed is currently eighth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship standings after one win and six top-15 finishes. He and teammate Chris Buescher are the only XFINITY Series regulars to win a race so far this season.

Reed on Charlotte

“Personally, I really like racing at Charlotte and enjoy the track’s character with the high speeds and bumps in the surface. RFR has been working really hard to improve our mile-and-a-half program since Texas. I think Charlotte will be a good chance to showcase what we’ve been working on and put it to the test. I’m excited to have a lot of friends and family out to the track this weekend and hope that we can put on a good show for them.”


Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX and PRN.

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.