All posts by Ryan Reed

Ryan is the driver of the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. A winner at Daytona International Speedway in 2015, Ryan also is a native from Bakersfield, CA and a former Legends Division Track Champion at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. Diagnosed in 2011 with type 1 diabetes, Ryan is leading the charge in the Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign.

By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver As we head to the final road course of the 2016 XFINITY Series schedule this weekend, I still don’t think anyone has stopped talking about the race at Mid-Ohio a few weeks ago. In case you missed that, it poured down rain for the majority of the race and we attempted to race with rain tires. Needless to say, it’s better in theory than it is in practice. It definitely made for an entertaining show for fans, but even the best road courseRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Hey guys – sorry it’s been a couple of weeks since I have given an update! This summer stretch is really tough on the schedule! It’s been a really solid couple of weeks for our team. We are coming off back-to-back top-10 finishes at Iowa and Watkins Glen. I can’t stress enough how awesome my team is and how much perseverance pays off. I messed up in qualifying at the Glen, flat spotting the tires during my qualifying lap. We had to changeRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver We have had a couple of rough weeks with a broken part in Kentucky and a poor-handling car in New Hampshire. Your luck can change so quickly in racing it’s unbelievable. We had a really fast car in practice on Friday in New Hampshire and then on Saturday morning it was like we had unloaded a completely different car for qualifying. It’s hard not to be frustrated when things like that happen, but we know we have to turn that frustration into driveRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Daytona was definitely the boost we needed to continue through the summer stretch. After decent runs at Michigan and Iowa, I really think that helped our momentum at Daytona. Our car wasn’t the best I have had at Daytona, but we made the best out of it. While we wanted a win, sixth-place will do. Daytona started a 16-week stretch for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, with no off weekends. Our travel schedule can really wear you down, so this is the part ofRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver After the last two weeks, I finally feel like our luck and season are starting to turn around and we have some momentum going. I would have loved to keep that momentum going this weekend, but it’s another off week for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. I will be heading to Charleston for some R&R.  Charleston is probably one of my favorite getaway spots that’s in driving distance from Charlotte – tons of awesome places to eat and I just love being at theRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver This is my third year in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and I would have to say this is the toughest start to a racing season I have ever had. We started Pocono off with radio issues, eventually blew a tire and ended up with a destroyed race car before the halfway point in the race.  The stats show we have an 18th– place average finish for the season. We have had numerous part failures and just bad luck so far, but are hangingRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver It’s a home game, or race, this weekend for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. There’s something to be said for being able to sleep in your own bed before the race and I’m really looking forward to being able to do that this weekend. There’s so much going on in the Charlotte area because of the back-to-back race weekends. Just for our team we have Fan Day at Roush Fenway, the Charlotte Speed Street Festival with Lilly Diabetes and American Diabetes Association, and aRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver The last time I checked in we were entering Talladega weekend with high hopes and the need for some luck. Well, we definitely brought a really fast car and our confidence was not misplaced, but luck was not on our side. We made it to the front early in the race and fought for the lead for much of the first part of the race, leading eight laps in total. After we pitted with the cars on our pit cycle, we were runningRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver It’s hard to believe we are entering the ninth race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series season this weekend at Talladega. At this point in the season, I feel like we’ve seen what each team’s strengths and weaknesses are on each kind of track we visit, aside from the road courses.  I think at Roush Fenway we have really made strides in our 1.5-mile program, but still have some work to do on the short tracks. I think we are definitely making gains allRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver The anticipation leading up to Bristol race week has been stronger than ever since the new XFINITY Dash 4 Cash format was announced in February. Bristol has always been a dream for those of us that grew up short track racing, but the heat race format really takes us back to our roots.  Not to mention – $100,000 is on the line, a possible Chase berth and the potential for a $1,000,000 total payout in Indy if we were to win the DashRead More