Reed Looks To Build On Success In Atlanta – Advance

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

Crew Chief: Seth Barbour

Twitter:   @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team, and @RoushFenway


Reed at Atlanta

 Reed has competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) just once, earning an 18th -place finish after starting 12th and fighting loose conditions the entire race.

Reed at 1.5 mile tracks

Reed’s best finish at a 1.5-mile track came at Kentucky Speedway in September 2014, where he finished 11th.

The Car

The No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association team will run a chassis that was last on track in October 2014 at Kansas Speedway and earned a 12th-place finish. The chassis also raced in 2014 at Texas Motor Speedway (20th), Dover Speedway (27th) and Bristol Motor Speedway (31st).

Daytona Recap

Reed earned his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) victory on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. An excellent handling car combined with help from teammates in the draft placed the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang in the position to make the move for the checkered flag in the 120-lap Alert Today Florida 300.

Reed became the first Roush Fenway Racing driver to earn a victory in the NXS series at DIS.

Reed is the current NXS points-leader, earning a total of 47 points with his win at DIS. 

Local Connection

The No. 16 team’s rear tire changer, Thomas Parker, is from nearby Newnan, Ga.

Reed on Atlanta:

“This past week has been a whirlwind after earning my first win at Daytona – just overwhelming. Seth (Barbour), the team and I have a tremendous amount of confidence and momentum from the win that will carry us into this weekend’s race at Atlanta. Our communication has improved so much since the last time we were there and I really think we have a chance to continue our hot streak and bring home another win in our Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang.”