Larry McReynolds

NASCAR on FOX Analyst

Larry McReynolds has more than 30 years of NASCAR experience as a mechanic, Daytona 500-winning crew chief and broadcaster. He earned 23 Sprint Cup wins as a crew chief, including two victories in the prestigious Daytona 500, as well as a pair of non-points victories in the annual all-star race. Follow him on Twitter.


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  • The greatest driver?
    November 18, 2013, 4:18 PM EST
    Larry McReynolds thinks that the numbers are irrefutable. The No. 48 team has been in existence for 12 years now. In those 12 short years they have won six championships.
  • Johnson, Knaus sticking to the plan
    November 15, 2013, 10:24 AM EST
    As JJ and Chad gun for their sixth Sprint Cup title this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, don't expect them to approach the business at hand any differently than usual.
  • Kenseth, team must return to basics
    November 13, 2013, 2:21 PM EST
    Matt Kenseth and the No. 20 team should focus on getting back to racing the way they did earlier this season, when Kenseth won seven races -- many in dominating fashion.
  • Harvick leaves Childress on high note
    November 11, 2013, 1:00 PM EST
    Our Larry McReynolds applauds the professionalism of Kevin Harvick, Richard Childress and everyone at Richard Childress Racing that has shone throughout this year.
  • Tires could be a factor at Phoenix
    November 08, 2013, 10:39 AM EST
    Goodyear's choice of rubber created headaches for some at Texas, and if the troubles repeat at Phoenix it could have a major impact on who wins the 2013 championship.
  • 2014 promising for Dale Jr., Kyle
    November 06, 2013, 9:40 AM EST
    Our Larry McReynolds says that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch can both be proud of their accomplishments in 2013, and have reason to be optimistic about next year.
  • Surprise, surprise: Title fight truly a two-man race after Texas
    November 04, 2013, 10:32 AM EST
    With only two races left in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, our own Larry McReynolds says the championship battle is finally down to just two drivers.
  • Surviving at Texas no small task
    November 01, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT
    Texas Motor Speedway hosts the final 500-mile race of the year and is therefore the ultimate last test for Sprint Cup Series engine builders in 2013.
  • Who has the psychological advantage?
    October 30, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT
    NASCAR must be thrilled to see how this is playing out. This is how it envisioned the Chase format to work -- where we head into these last races with two guys dead even.
  • Comeback: Gordon shows he has resiliency and performance
    October 28, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT
    Jeff Gordon been right up front putting points on the board and now after yesterday has a win at Martinsville. Our Larry McReynolds speculates on his Chase chances.
  • Hamlin could be a help for Kenseth
    October 25, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT
    Denny Hamlin didn't make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but his expertise at Martinsville Speedway could come in handy for championship contender Matt Kenseth this weekend.
  • Johnson missed chance at Talladega
    October 23, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT
    With a 13th-place finish on Sunday, the Hendrick Motorsports driver took over the points lead. He could have helped himself much more, however, writes our Larry McReynolds.
  • Waiting for the other shoe to drop
    October 21, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT
    Our Larry McReynolds was surprised by how the race at Talladega Superspeedway ended Sunday. Even with 52 lead changes it was a fairly sedate affair.
  • Charlotte proved costly for Johnson
    October 16, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT
    Jimmie Johnson looked to have the car to beat before falling behind on a late restart. He never recovered -- and failed to capitalize on a potential points gain.
  • Hunger propelled Keselowski at CMS
    October 15, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT
    In the closing laps on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski had fresher tires than Kasey Kahne. However, there was likely another key factor in play.
  • Changing track conditions key at CMS
    October 11, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT
    Our Larry McReynolds is confident that the driver and team that can best stay on top of their car's setup will ultimately prevail Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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BOOK: The Big Picture
MOVIE: Wedding Crashers
TV SHOW: American Idol
FOOD: Steak
SPORTS: Auto racing, football (college and pro) and baseball
DRIVER: Carl Edwards
BROADCASTER: Mike Joy
Sports Stats & Info
  • As crew chief from 1985 to 2000, McReynolds amassed 23 Cup wins, 21 poles, 122 top-five finishes and 209 top-10 finishes
  • As Dale Earnhardt's crew chief in 1998, McReynolds helped "The Intimidator" win his first Daytona 500