February 26, 2016

There is the possibility, however remote, that at some point in the Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday that 19-year-old Ryan Reed will pit for four tires, fuel and insulin.

A crew member normally tasked with tearing a protective film from the windshield of the No. 16 Roush Fenway Ford might inject a needle through a target fashioned to the left middle thigh of his firesuit. And then Reed will carry on with his race just as he has his career, despite being told two years ago that a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes would preclude his aspirations.

 

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