Past Driver Columns Category

By Conor Daly, Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Well, the last two races certainly didn’t go the way we wanted them to. We have the race pace which is encouraging, and the team is making progress, but the results are just not there for us and to be honest it can get a little frustrating. That said, we’re going to keep on fighting and at some point it will all come together for us. I really looked forward to going to Long Beach. It’s one of my favorite places and races.Read 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 Conor Daly, Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Welcome to my blog on Tribute Racing! I look forward to sharing the experience of my first full-time Verizon IndyCar Series season with all of you this year. We’re only two races into the season but it’s been very busy with testing, racing and promotional appearances, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I love what I do and I love every part of it. So far the season has been very much up and down. We struggled in practice and qualifyingRead 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
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