Reed Eager for Racing at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile

Reed has competed at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) six times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In this event last year, Reed finished 25th after starting 17th. Earlier this season at BMS, Reed finished 21st after starting 17th.


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

Crew Chief:    Phil Gould

Twitter:           @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway


Reed at Bristol Motor Speedway

Reed has competed at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) six times in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In this event last year, Reed finished 25th after starting 17th. Earlier this season at BMS, Reed finished 21st after starting 17th.

Riding with Ryan

American Diabetes Association® representative and diabetes advocate Scott Curtis will ‘ride’ along with Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed during this weekend’s race. The Englewood, Tenn. resident will have his name featured on a decal above the passenger-side window of the No. 16 Ford Mustang.

Like Reed, Curtis lives with diabetes and has learned the importance of managing his health through diet and exercise. Curtis was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes four years ago, two years after a work accident left him immobile. Weighing 489 pounds at the time of his diagnosis, Curtis’ medical situation was desperate. Curtis bought a mountain bike and started to slowly progress in his biking. He began riding in the American Diabetes Association of Knoxville Tour de Cure® cycling event as a Red Rider, a participant who lives with diabetes. Today, he rides 20-30 miles every day and has lost over 200 pounds. He serves on the Knoxville Tour de Cure planning committee and as a volunteer in the local Knoxville American Diabetes Association office.

Reed in 2016

Reed is scored 10th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship standings after 21 races. He has recorded three top-10 finishes, led eight laps for the season and has recorded an average finish of 16th.

Mid-Ohio Recap

The No. 16 team finished 11th at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday after starting eighth and racing inside of the top-10 for the majority of the day on the rain-soaked surface.

Reed on Bristol Motor Speedway

“Bristol is one of the most difficult tracks for me just because it’s so different from anywhere else we race,” said Reed. “I haven’t had the best luck there in the past couple of years, but hope to turn it around this weekend. I spent some time on the simulator this week and our No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association team has been preparing for this race for a while. There’s no reason we can’t improve our stats at this track and take home a top-10 finish on Friday night.”

Meet Ryan

Reed and teammate Bubba Wallace will sign autographs for fans at the Fanatics Trackside Superstore at BMS on Friday, August 19th from 2 – 2:30 p.m. ET.


Reed and the rest of the NASCAR XFINITY Series will take the green flag from BMS on Friday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m. ET on USA.

About the Drive to Stop Diabetes

The Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign strives to educate people about living well with diabetes. The campaign encourages the millions of Americans who have diabetes to talk about it with their doctor, family, and friends and to actively manage their health.

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.

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. Founded in 1940, the Association’s mission is 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 (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.