The Mustang Source
Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association and Lilly Diabetes to get Ryan Reed behind the No. 16 Ford Mustang full-time for the 2104 NASCAR Nationwide Series.
The collaborative effort is part of an ongoing partnership between RFR and the American Diabetes Association to help bring more awareness to diabetes.
Reed, who drove with RFR in 2013 on a limited schedule in partnership with American Diabetes Association for the Drive to Stop Diabetes SM Campaign, has type 1 diabetes.
Lilly Diabetes will join RFR and the American Diabetes Association in three of Reed’s NASCAR races in 2013 including Charlotte, Phoenix and Homestead and the entire 2014 season.
Born in Bakersfield, California, Reed was diagnosed with diabetes in 2010 after racing for nearly 13 years.
“It is such an amazing feeling to be able to tie racing and diabetes awareness together,” said the 20-year-old, in an official RFR press release. “Drive to Stop Diabetes SM presented by Lilly Diabetes will be able to use the NASCAR platform to its fullest potential and make a huge difference.
“For me to be told just a little over two and half years ago I would never drive again, and now to be driving for Roush Fenway Racing, is pretty surreal.”