30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Ryan Reed

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver, normally in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re highlighting the 29th place finisher in the Xfinity Series.

Name: Ryan Reed

Age: 24

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Team: Roush Fenway Racing

Odd 6

  1. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 and was told he’d never be able to race again.
  2. He’s one of three drivers in a national racing league with diabetes (the other two are Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly over in IndyCar).
  3. His engine tuner injects him with insulin during races and he has a glucose monitor on his dashboard.
  4. His foundation, Ryan’s Mission, focuses on bringing about awareness of type 1 diabetes.
  5. He’s the youngest of four children.
  6. Outside of the car, he enjoys wakeboarding, karting, lifting, triathlon training and video games.

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