Ryan Reed to Drive Lira Motorsports ARCA Entry at Chicagoland
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 15, 2015) – NASCAR XFINITY Series regular Ryan Reed will pilot the No. 58 Lira Motorsports Ford Fusion in the Scott 150 ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Reed, who competes full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for Roush Fenway Racing, captured six top-10 finishes in a partial ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule in 2012. He will return to the series this weekend behind the wheel of Lira’s No. 58 Ford Fusion, with primary sponsorship from Lilly Diabetes.
Reed kicked of the season with a dramatic victory in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway and is currently ranked eighth in the XFINITY championship standings. He will team with Lira Motorsports, which is competing in its first year of ARCA Racing competition and has already recorded eight top-10 finishes through the first nine races of the year between the organization’s two entries.
The 21-year-old Bakersfield, Calif. native has competed in three previous races at Chicagoland Speedway. He tallied a fifth-place finish in his first appearance at the track in the ARCA series in 2012 and scored finishes of 15 and 24 at the 1.5-mile track in XFINITY action last season.
“We are very excited to have Reed with us for Chicagoland,” commented team owner Carlos Lira. “As we build our team into a championship-caliber organization, and plan for future growth and expansion, receiving feedback from a driver of his experience and talent will be invaluable.”
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity to return to the ARCA Racing Series this weekend with Lira Motorsports,” said Reed. “The team has proven they are here to compete for wins and it would be great to get one for them this weekend.”
The Scott 150 will be televised live on Fox Sports 2 on Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET. Immediately following the race, Reed will return to the driver’s seat of his familiar No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Owens Corning AttiCat 300 race at 9:30 p.m. ET.