Ryan Reed Chicagoland Advance

Ryan Reed – Chicagoland 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 at Chicagoland

Reed has two starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Chicagoland Speedway. In July 2014, Reed finished 15th after starting 14th. In the September event, he finished 24th after starting in the 21st position.  

Reed also made one start in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards at Chicagoland in 2012, where he finished fifth after starting in the fourth position.

Double Duty

Reed returns to the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards this weekend behind the wheel of the No. 58 Lira Motorsports entry. He will carry a Lilly Diabetes scheme on the car for the 150-mile event before hopping into his No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang for the 250-mile NASCAR XFINITY Series event.

Riding with Ryan

American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Alyssa Speagle will ride along with Ryan Reed this weekend. The Forsyth,Ill. native will have her name featured on a decal above the passenger-side door on the No. 16 Ford Mustang. Like Reed, Speagle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007. Now 16, Speagle is a high school sophomore who enjoys art and volunteering at a local animal shelter. Through her fundraising efforts, she has raised over $50,000 for the ADA.

Michigan Recap

Reed finished 19th at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday after starting in the same position and suffering a broken splitter in the first 20 laps of the race. Reed made his way into the top 15 before being collected in an incident on Lap 112.  

2015 Season

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

Reed on Chicagoland

“I’m excited to pull double duty this weekend at Chicagoland because of the opportunity for two strong finishes,” said Reed. “We’ve been working on our cars for Chicago for some time now and I know that will show when we get on the track. Our Roush Fenway Ford Mustangs are continually getting faster and I’m ready to put our No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association car back in Victory Lane.”

Local Connection

Jim Fikac, pit support personnel on the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang, is from nearby Chicago Ridge, Ill. Fikac also acts as the front tire carrier for the No. 32 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.


Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, June 20 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 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.