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Ryan Reed (born August 12, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driving the No. 17 Toyota Tundra for DGR-Crosley.

Ryan Reed
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Reed at Road America in 2018
Born (1993-08-12) August 12, 1993 (age 26)
Bakersfield, California
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2016 position55th
Best finish55th (2016)
First race2016 Hellmann's 500 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
171 races run over 6 years
2018 position11th
Best finish6th (2016)
First race2013 ToyotaCare 250 (Richmond)
Last race2018 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
First win2015 Alert Today Florida 300 (Daytona)
Last win2017 PowerShares QQQ 300 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 27 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
2 races run over 2 years
Truck no., teamNo. 17 (DGR-Crosley)
2016 position115th
Best finish61st (2012)
First race2012 Smith's 350 (Las Vegas)
Last race2019 Strat 200 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of March 1, 2019.

Contents

Racing careerEdit

 
Reed's No. 16 at Road America in 2016

Reed began racing at age 4, and in 2009 won the Legends Division championship at Irwindale Speedway. In 2010, he entered the Super Late Model Division, and became the track's youngest Super Late Model winner, and won Rookie of the Year. At age 17, Reed moved from Bakersfield, California to Mooresville, North Carolina to focus on racing. In 2011, Reed ran in various series, including the Pro Allstars Series, Whelen All-American Series and the K&N Pro Series East. During the year, Reed was expected to run a Late Model as a development driver with Kyle Busch Motorsports until his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes.[1] In December 2011, Reed was announced as a part-time driver in the ARCA Racing Series for Venturini Motorsports.[2] Reed ran 14 events in the team's No. 15,[3] recording six top tens and a 14th-place points finish.[4]

In 2012, Reed made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the No. 5 for Wauters Motorsports,[5] finishing 17th.[6] In 2013, Reed joined Roush Fenway Racing in the Nationwide Series, driving No. 16 Ford Mustang, and running various races during the 2013 season with Eli Lilly and Company and the American Diabetes Association's Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign as sponsor. Reed made his Nationwide debut in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway,[7] finishing 16th. Reed ran six races during the season,[8] recording his first top-ten after finishing 9th in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond.[9] On October 11, 2013, Roush Fenway Racing announced that Reed would run the No. 16 in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season full-time, with Lilly Diabetes and the ADA sponsoring full-time. The sponsorship has been reported to be worth $5 million annually.[10][11]

 
Reed during practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2017

On February 21, 2015, Reed won his first Xfinity Series race in the season-opening Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway, pushed by teammate Chris Buescher past leader Brad Keselowski on the final lap of the race.[11] On June 20, 2015, Reed won his first career ARCA Racing Series race in the Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway driving for Lira Motorsports. Reed led the final 70 laps of the 100-lap race, capturing the Valvoline Lap Leader award. It was the first ARCA Series win for Lira Motorsports.[12] Reed ended the 2015 Xfinity season a distant 10th in points, the Daytona victory being his only top 10 of the year.

Reed ran the full Xfinity season in 2016. In early 2016, Reed attempted the Truck race at Daytona driving the No. 58 Ford F-150 for Lira Motorsports, but failed to qualify.[13] In 2016, Reed finished with 7 top 10s, increasing his total top 10 count from 3 to 10. Reed finished 6th in points.

On September 28, 2016, it was announced by RFR that Reed would attempt his Sprint Cup Series debut at Talladega in the Hellmann's 500, driving the No. 99 Ford Fusion.[14] Reed became the first driver in NASCAR to manage his diabetes and race in the Sprint Cup Series. After starting 18th, he finished 26th.[15]

 
Reed celebrates his Daytona Xfinity win in 2017, his second at the track.

On February 25, 2017, Reed won the Xfinity Series' season-opening race, the PowerShares QQQ 300, at Daytona. His second career Xfinity Series victory, Reed survived a race that eliminated multiple drivers in wrecks, with only ten cars of the field of forty having little to no damage.[16] At the June Michigan race weekend, Reed substituted for Trevor Bayne in the No. 6 Cup car during practice as Bayne's wife, Ashton, was expecting their second child.[17]

On October 15, 2018, it was announced that longtime sponsor Lilly Diabetes would be pulling out of the sport,[18] with Roush eventually shutting down the Xfinity program at season's end.[19] Out of a ride, Reed joined DGR-Crosley's Truck Series team for the 2019 spring race at Las Vegas.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

Reed's father, Mark Reed, is a former NASCAR driver[21] who has two K&N West wins and two Cup starts.[22] Reed is the youngest of four children.

In February 2011, Reed was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,[23] and doctors stated he would be unable to race again.[24] As a result, Reed became a diabetes advocate, and established the foundation Ryan's Mission.[25] Reed installed a drink system in his car,[23] along with a blood glucose monitor on the car's dashboard which displays data from a wireless device attached to Reed's stomach.[21][11] During races, Reed would monitor his blood glucose levels,[23] while Roush engine tuner Craig Herrmann would inject Reed with insulin during pit stops.[1][11] Reed is one of three drivers in a national racing series with type 1 diabetes, along with IndyCar Series drivers Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly.[26]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Points Position
2009 Langers Juice S-2 Sportsman Series Tim Huddleston 5 0 4 5 2 228 6th
2011 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Mark Reed 3 0 0 0 0 258 41st
2012 ARCA Racing Series Venturini Motorsports 14 0 1 6 0 2720 14th
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Wauters Motorsports 1 0 0 0 0 27 61st
2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Roush Fenway Racing 6 0 0 1 0 171 37th
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Mark Reed 1 0 0 0 0 10 74th
2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Roush Fenway Racing 33 0 1 1 0 889 9th
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Bill McAnally Racing 1 0 0 1 0 37 50th
2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Roush Fenway Racing 33 1 1 1 0 902 10th
ARCA Racing Series Lira Motorsports 3 2 3 3 0 690 34th
2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Roush Fenway Racing 33 0 1 7 0 2205 6th
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Roush Fenway Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 55th
ARCA Racing Series Lira Motorsports 1 0 0 0 0 170 108th
2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Roush Fenway Racing 33 1 2 7 0 2161 8th
2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Roush Fenway Racing 33 0 2 10 0 2170 11th

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts Ref
2016 Roush Fenway Racing 99 Ford DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI RCH TAL KAN DOV CLT POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN BRI MCH DAR RCH CHI NHA DOV CLT KAN TAL
26
MAR TEX PHO HOM 55th 01 [27]

Xfinity SeriesEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2013 Roush Fenway Racing 16 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH
16
TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI
26
ATL RCH
9
CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT
14
TEX PHO
15
HOM
13
37th 171 [28]
2014 DAY
18
PHO
22
LVS
15
BRI
31
CAL
17
TEX
20
DAR
13
RCH
12
TAL
24
IOW
16
CLT
14
DOV
27
MCH
11
ROA
21
KEN
17
DAY
4
NHA
11
CHI
15
IND
20
IOW
15
GLN
12
MOH
12
BRI
14
ATL
18
RCH
16
CHI
24
KEN
11
DOV
24
KAN
12
CLT
15
TEX
17
PHO
19
HOM
27
9th 889 [29]
2015 DAY
1
ATL
16
LVS
15
PHO
13
CAL
11
TEX
15
BRI
21
RCH
21
TAL
32
IOW
12
CLT
12
DOV
11
MCH
19
CHI
12
DAY
13
KEN
14
NHA
13
IND
20
IOW
19
GLN
30
MOH
22
BRI
25
ROA
19
DAR
23
RCH
13
CHI
11
KEN
25
DOV
14
CLT
11
KAN
17
TEX
15
PHO
23
HOM
17
10th 902 [30]
2016 DAY
16
ATL
15
LVS
13
PHO
14
CAL
14
TEX
14
BRI
21
RCH
11
TAL
31
DOV
18
CLT
19
POC
33
MCH
14
IOW
11
DAY
6
KEN
29
NHA
14
IND
13
IOW
10
GLN
9
MOH
11
BRI
35
ROA
5
DAR
13
RCH
11
CHI
32
KEN
7
DOV
10
CLT
15
KAN
16
TEX
12
PHO
6
HOM
16
6th 2205 [31]
2017 DAY
1
ATL
18
LVS
9
PHO
11
CAL
15
TEX
11
BRI
38
RCH
23
TAL
29
CLT
11
DOV
5
POC
14
MCH
8
IOW
19
DAY
31
KEN
36
NHA
14
IND
6
IOW
21
GLN
15
MOH
33
BRI
37
ROA
35
DAR
15
RCH
12
CHI
17
KEN
10
DOV
16
CLT
12
KAN
10
TEX
23
PHO
14
HOM
20
8th 2161 [32]
2018 DAY
3
ATL
10
LVS
19
PHO
18
CAL
17
TEX
14
BRI
18
RCH
9
TAL
22
DOV
19
CLT
29
POC
13
MCH
4
IOW
17
CHI
32
DAY
26
KEN
8
NHA
12
IOW
7
GLN
8
MOH
10
BRI
17
ROA
39
DAR
13
IND
11
LVS
35
RCH
10
CLT
11
DOV
16
KAN
7
TEX
29
PHO
12
HOM
12
11th 2170 [33]

Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NGOTC Pts Ref
2012 Wauters Motorsports 5 Ford DAY MAR CAR KAN CLT DOV TEX KEN IOW CHI POC MCH BRI ATL IOW KEN LVS
17
TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 61st 27 [34]
2016 Lira Motorsports 58 Ford DAY
DNQ
ATL MAR KAN DOV CLT TEX IOW GTW KEN ELD POC BRI MCH MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 115th 01 [35]
2019 DGR-Crosley 17 Toyota DAY ATL LVS
9
MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW CHI KEN POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR PHO HOM -* -* [36]

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2011 Mark Reed 04 Toyota GRE SBO RCH IOW BGS GRE
27
LGY NHA
34
COL GRE
16
NHA DOV 41st 258 [37]
2014 Bill McAnally Racing 99 Ford NSS DAY BRI GRE RIC IOW BOW FFS LFS NHA CMS IOW GLN
7
VIR GRE DOV 50th 37 [38]

K&N Pro Series WestEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2013 Mark Reed 40 Chevy PHO S99 BIR IOW L44 SON
34
CNS IOW EVG SRP MMP SMP AAS KCR PHO 74th 10 [39]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ARSC Pts Ref
2012 Venturini Motorsports 15 Chevy DAY
12
SLM
11
TAL
13
WIN
18
NJE 14th 2720 [40]
Toyota MOB
12
TOL
12
ELK
13
POC
9
IOW
9
IRP
6
Ford MCH
12
CHI
5
POC
6
BLN ISF MAD SLM DSF KAN
10
2015 Lira Motorsports 58 Ford DAY MOB NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH CHI
1*
WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM 34th 690 [41]
38 KEN
1
KAN
4
2016 DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC
12
MCH MAD WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN 108th 170 [42]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

  • Ryan Reed driver statistics at Racing-Reference