STATESVILLE, N.C. – GMS Racing officials announced Wednesday that Ryan Reed will pilot the No. 24 Tandem Diabetes Care Chevrolet Silverado at Darlington Raceway during Friday’s Liftkitsforless.com 200.
“I’m so excited and I can’t thank Chevy and everyone at GMS, Mike (Beam) and Maury (Gallagher), enough for the opportunity,” said Reed. “It is awesome to see anew partner come into the sport with Tandem Diabetes Care. I use their t:slim X2 insulin pump to help manage my type 1 diabetes and their advanced Control-IQ technology has improved my health overall.
“It’s incredible to be able to represent them on the track and have my daily life changed by their product.”
A new partner in NASCAR, Tandem Diabetes Care works to make the lives of people with diabetes better through innovation and customer experience.
“We are thrilled that Ryan (Reed) is experience the benefits of the t:slim X2 pump with Control-IQ technology, and couldn’t be more excited to support him in following his passion,” said John Sheridan, President and CEO, Tandem Diabetes Care. “We’re constantly hearing from customers about how our technology is changing lives and we believe that Ryan getting behind the wheel this weekend is yet another example of these positive outcomes.”
“We’re very grateful to have talented drivers like Ryan (Reed) to be able to step up and compete for us,” added Mike Beam, President of GMS Racing. “We’re thankful for him and his partner Tandem Diabetes Care for coming on board with us for Darlington.”
Reed is a six-year veteran of NASCAR Xfinity Series competition from 2013-’18, with 171 starts in that division highlighted by two wins, seven top fives and 27 top 10s, including a sixth-place finish in points during the 2016 season.
He’s raced in two Truck Series races already this year for CMI Motorsports, with a best finish of 29th at Richmond (Va.) Raceway in April.