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Nationwide News and Notes: Mike Harmon Returns to NNS, Ryan Reed to Drive for Roush-Fenway

February 7th, 2013 at 10:37 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

We are less than two weeks away from the Drive4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Daytona International Speedway and news is coming out rapidly. 

On Thursday it was announced that Mike Harmon will return to the series full-time in the 2013 season. Harmon, a Nationwide series veteran with 148 starts in the series, will run a Dodge at Daytona and will lease a Penske Racing engine for the first event on the Nationwide Series schedule. Harmon announced that he will also run a limited amount of Camping World Truck Series events in 2013. Harmon has also made 37 Truck races in his career. 

It was also announced on Thursday that Ryan Reed will run a limited schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Roush-Fenway Racing in 2013. Reed, who has type 1 diabetes, will run his first race for the organization at Richmond International Raceway on April 26th. The 19 year old racer from Bakersfield, California was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago and was told he would never race again. Reed has proven that wrong and will make his Nationwide series debut for the organization this year. 

Reed's car will carry an American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes Association paint scheme on the Roush-Fenway Racing #16 Ford Mustang. Fundly will be an associate sponsor on the Ford as well. 

Reed ran 14 of 19 ARCA Racing Series races in 2012 and recorded six top ten finishes and one top five finish in the 14 starts last season. 

Tags: Mike Harmon, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide Series, richmond international raceway, roush fenway racing, Ryan Reed

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