Reed’s Mustang Features #IDriveMyHealth Paint Scheme


CONCORD, N.C (Nov. 8, 2016) – Throughout the course of the 2016 season, Ryan Reed and the Drive to Stop DiabetesSM program have encouraged fans to share on social media the ways that they stay healthy and active using #IDriveMyHealth.

This weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, Reed’s No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang will feature a special #IDriveMyHealth paint scheme, highlighting those fan submissions.

“There’s so much that goes into successfully managing your health and managing diabetes,” said Reed.  “It’s so cool to see the different ways that people stay active and healthy, and I’m excited to feature them on our No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford this weekend.  With November being American Diabetes Month®, it’s a great time to draw extra attention to the #IDriveMyHealth program.”

Reed currently ranks sixth on the NXS Chase Grid as the series enters this weekend’s race at Phoenix, a track where Reed has seven previous NXS starts, with a best finish of 13th coming in 2015.

In 2011, Reed was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and told he would never get behind the wheel of a race car again.  Five years later, Reed is not only a winner at the famed Daytona International Speedway, but is also a Championship contender in the first-ever NXS Chase.

Reed and the rest of the NXS will take the green flag at Phoenix International Speedway on Saturday at Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Click here to watch Reed unveil the paint scheme.

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 wide range of therapies 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 (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).