Feb 18, 2014
Ryan Reed 2014 NNS DRIVE4COPD 300 Race Preview
Press Release

Ryan Reed (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/ / Getty Images)
Ryan Reed (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/ / Getty Images)
Ryan Reed – Daytona Advance

Team: No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang

Crew Chief: Seth Barbour

Chassis: RK-794 – New Chassis

Twitter: @driverRyanReed, @Reed16Team and @RoushFenway


· Reed at Daytona International Speedway

o Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) driver, Ryan Reed will make his seventh overall NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start and his first start at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on Saturday.

· Up to Speed

o Reed made six starts for RFR in 2013, earning his best finish of ninth at Richmond International Raceway in just his third NNS start. Reed finished in the top-15 in four of his six starts.

o In 2012, Reed competed in 14 ARCA races, earning one top-five and six top-10 finishes. He had an average start of 8.6 and an average finish of 10.6. Reed also made one start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series last season at Las Vegas, where he finished 17th.

· The Car

o The No. 16 team brings brand new chassis RK-794 to DIS. This is the same chassis the team brought to the January test session at the 2.5-mile track.

· Visit the Association’s Drive to Stop DiabetesSM Midway Display

o Drive to Stop DiabetesSM (D2SD) will host an activation space in the fan midway at DIS. The display area features the No. 16 D2SD racing simulator, diabetes awareness and educational materials as well as various prizes. The display is open Feb. 20 (12 – 6 p.m.), Feb. 22 (8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) and Feb. 23 (8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.).

o Reed will appear for a Q&A at the Drive to Stop DiabetesSM display on Saturday, February 22 from 9:10 – 9:25 a.m.

· Local Connections

o Justin Lages, a truck driver for the No. 16 team, hails from nearby Ormond Beach, Fla. Lages got his start in racing working at Smokey Yunick’s garage in Daytona Beach.


Reed on racing at Daytona International Speedway:

“Racing at Daytona in the Nationwide Series is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a kid, and to be in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford makes it unreal. My whole crew has been working so hard and I think we have a great opportunity this weekend.”

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 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

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.

Justin Lages, Truck Driver, Ormond Beach, Fla.

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.

Source: Roush Fenway Racing

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