Ryan Reed to Race in Daytona Truck Race for Lira Motorsports
Daytona XFINITY Series defending winner sets eyes on return trip to Victory Lane
“I’m really excited about running in the truck race at Daytona,” said Reed, who took the lead on the final lap to win his first XFINITY Series race last season at the track. “It’s a really great opportunity with Lira Motorsports and we have had a lot of success with those guys. Hopefully we can pull off back-to-back victories and really start the season on a high note.”
“Dexcom is thrilled to partner with Lira Motorsports on the race in Daytona during this paramount weekend in NASCAR’s racing season. Ryan Reed, driver of the No.58 Dexcom Ford F-150, has been a fan of our continuous glucose monitoring system, enabling him to race professionally, and helping him control his Type 1 Diabetes on the track. We are excited to see him using it in the Truck Race,” said Rick Doubleday, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Dexcom.
Lira Motorsports serves as a developmental team for Roush Fenway Racing and in addition to Reed’s participation in the truck race at Daytona, the team plans to run Reed in selected ARCA races later this season, with the exact dates yet to be determined.
Last season, Reed competed in three ARCA races with Lira Motorsports, recording wins at Chicagoland and Kentucky, and earning top-five finishes in all three events, while leading 102 laps. The race will mark Reed’s second start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He finished 17th in his series debut in Las Vegas in 2012.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Next Era Energy 250 is set for Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised live on FS1.
About Dexcom, Inc.: Dexcom, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, is dedicated to helping people better manage their diabetes by developing and marketing continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products and tools for adult and pediatric patients. With exceptional performance, patient comfort and lifestyle flexibility at the heart of its technology, users have consistently ranked Dexcom highest in customer satisfaction and loyalty. For more information on the Dexcom CGM, visit www.dexcom.com.
About Aslan Cold Storage & Transportation, LLC: Aslan Cold Storage, LLC has more than 60,000 square feet of refrigerated space and more than 11,000 square feet of pre-cooling space between our two Central Valley locations. With over 30 years of experience in the Agricultural Industry, they understand the needs of both crops and clients.
About Lira Motorsports: Lira Motorsports is a multi-car, multi series race team owned by Carlos and Amanda Lira. The team competes in the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model, and IMSA Sportscar events nationwide. Lira Motorsports’ ARCA and NASCAR Trucks programs are operated from an 18,000 square foot shop in Mooresville, North Carolina and the late model team operates from a 12,000 square foot facility in Port Orange, Florida, just minutes from Daytona International Speedway.