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 Is it time to get back racing yet? This is the second off-week of the season for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and I’m itching to get back behind the wheel of my No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang. It was really hard leaving Fontana and not having a chance for redemption the following week.  We had an unfortunate pit road penalty that put us a lap down while we were running in the top 10, which ultimately cost us aRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver The last time I checked in I was preparing to ride along in a F-16 aircraft with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at Nellis Air Force Base in Vegas. I am happy to report I kept my lunch down and did not experience motion sickness during the ride.  What an incredible experience. I started out the day with hours of briefing and training to learn how to handle the G-forces inside the cockpit. They taught me everything from how to breathe in theRead More
By Ryan Reed, NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Hey guys, I’m excited to have you follow me this year as I compete for a title in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, but also to give you a glimpse into my preparation and life away from the race track. Being a racecar driver, I get to do some pretty cool things and I hope you will enjoy following my journey this season. If you have any ideas of things you want to hear about in the future, tweet me at @driverryanreed. Let’s startRead More