CONCORD, N.C. — Roush Fenway Racing will field a NASCAR Nationwide Series car next season for Ryan Reed with the American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign as his sponsor.
Reed has Type 1 diabetes and his sponsorship will be supported by Eli Lilly. He’ll join Charlie Kimball of the IndyCar Series as two drivers competing in a national series with diabetes.
Reed will drive the No. 16 Ford full time for Roush and compete for rookie of the year.
Reed has run three races this season for the team, with a best finish of ninth at Richmond.
Roush Fenway Racing has already announced a full-time Nationwide schedule for Trevor Bayne for 2014, and is still working on deals for Travis Pastrana and Chris Buescher.