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2014 Kentucky: Ryan Reed NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Jun 25, 2014 - 06:23 AM
2014 Kentucky: Ryan Reed NASCAR Nationwide Race Preview

· Reed at Kentucky Speedway

o Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Reed makes his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Kentucky Speedway this Friday night.


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o In three starts this season at 1.5-mile tracks, Reed has collected two top-15 finishes.

· The Car

o The No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes team unloads Chassis RK-808 for the third time this season. This chassis raced at Auto Club Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway this year, finishing 17th and 14th, respectively.

· Patriotic Paint Scheme

o The No. 16 team continues to run a patriotic paint scheme in support of the NASCAR Salutes program.

o Visit www.drivetostopdiabetes.org or click here to watch Reed unveil the paint scheme.

· Riding with Ryan

o American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Jacob Hudson will ‘Ride with Ryan’ this weekend. The 14-year-old’s name will ride above the passenger side window of the No. 16 Ford Mustang. Hudson, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year, has not let his diagnosis slow him down. He continues to play basketball and is a red belt in Tae Kwon Do.

· Visit the American Diabetes Association’s Drive to Stop Diabetes Midway Display

o Drive to Stop Diabetes will host an activation space in the fan midway at Kentucky Speedway. The display area features the No. 16 Drive to Stop Diabetes racing simulator, diabetes awareness and educational materials as well as various prizes.

o Reed will appear for a Q&A at the Drive to Stop Diabetes display on Friday, June 27 from 2:35 – 2:50 p.m. ET.

o Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones will join Reed at the Drive to Stop Diabetes display during his Q&A. Jones, who created Bowtie Cause, will present Reed with an American Diabetes Association bow tie during the Q&A.

o To learn more about Bowtie Cause, visit www.bowtiecause.com.

· Recapping Road America

o Reed made his first NNS road course start last weekend at Road America. The rookie ran a solid race, spending the majority of the day inside the top-10. The final caution did not fall in the team’s favor, forcing the driver to pit road and ultimately finishing 21st in his No. 16 Ford Mustang.

Reed on racing at Kentucky Speedway:

“I can’t wait to race this Drive to Stop Diabetes Mustang under the lights in Kentucky. This is my first Nationwide start here, so I’m hoping to learn a lot during Wednesday’s test session. The guys at the shop have been working hard on these cars, and I feel like we are improving every weekend at the race track. I’m hoping we can keep that going this weekend too.”

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

About Lilly Diabetes
Lilly has been a global leader in diabetes care since 1923, when we introduced the world's first commercial insulin. Today we are building upon this heritage by working to meet the diverse needs of people with diabetes and those who care for them. Through research and collaboration, a broad and growing product portfolio and a continued determination to provide real solutions—from medicines to support programs and more—we strive to make life better for all those affected by diabetes around the world. For more information, visit www.lillydiabetes.com.

No. 16 Team Roster

Seth Barbour – Crew Chief – Princeton, W. Va.
Dan Bormann – Car Chief – Shingle Springs, Calif.
Casey Povelones – Engineer – Danville, Ill.
Craig Herrmann, Engine Tuner – Albany, N.Y.
E.C. Nichols – Shock Specialist – Detroit, Texas
Tyler Paxton – Mechanic – Saint Charles, Mo.
Craig Kemp – Mechanic – Randallstown, Md.
Eric Wallace – Tire Specialist and Rear Tire Carrier – Austin, Texas
Jay Maybry – Truck Driver – Campobello, S.C.
Joel Edmonds, Spotter, Dobson, N.C.
Houston Stamper, Front Tire Changer, Mt. Pleasant, N.C.
Matt Rawling – Front Tire Carrier – Seymour, Conn.
Mike Brown – Jack Man – Phoenix, Ariz.
Raphael Diaz – Rear Tire Changer – Durham, N.C.
Josh Patch – Gas Man – Salisbury, N.C.
Tyler Odendahl – Pit Support – Pine Bush, N.Y.
Garrett Sherrill – Pit Support – Kannapolis, N.C.
Michael Russell – Pit Support – Tilley, N.C.

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