Larry McReynolds

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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. Fan Forum email RSS   add this
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  • Kenseth, JJ caught breaks at Kansas
    October 09, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT
    Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson may have been bummed by their finishes at Kansas, but it could have been far worse for both men, our Larry McReynolds writes.
  • Harvick leaps ahead in Chase
    October 07, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT
    Larry McReynolds says Kevin Harvick knows both Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson should be really strong at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • RFR in need of a boost at Kansas
    October 04, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT
    Despite Greg Biffle's ninth-place finish, the Fords of Roush Fenway Racing weren't too great last weekend at Dover. In fact, it has been a while since they've made much noise.
  • Dover was bittersweet for Earnhardt
    October 02, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT
    NASCAR's most popular driver must still wonder if missing pit road early in Sunday's race at Dover was ultimately the difference between winning and finishing second.
  • Sunday drive at Dover
    September 30, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT
    Our Larry McReynolds thinks it's clearly now just a three-man race for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
  • Three distinct groups make up Chase
    September 25, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT
    All 13 Chase drivers remain mathematically eligible to win the 2013 Sprint Cup Series title, but less than a handful are in what Larry McReynolds considers the top tier.
  • Kenseth, Ratcliff quiet contenders
    September 23, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT
    It's amazing what a change can produce. In their first year together, Matt Kenseth and crew chief Jason Ratcliff have flown under the radar to become Chase favorites.
  • Johnson, No. 48 team in Chase form
    September 21, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT
    Despite major adversity on pit road, Jimmie Johnson opened the Chase with a strong fifth-place finish. Now, the five-time champion looks primed to challenge for title No. 6.
  • Don't count out Gordon, Kurt Busch
    September 18, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT
    After being added to the Chase through an 11th-hour NASCAR decision, Jeff Gordon made a statement at Chicagoland. As did another former champ, our Larry McReynolds says.
  • JGR delivers a strong statement
    September 16, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT
    Larry McReynolds looks at the season that Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth have put together and thinks one of the Gibbs team will hold that big Chase Cup this year.
  • Who is ready for the Chase?
    September 14, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT
    Larry McReynolds saw big improvements in Carl Edwards' pit crew at Richmond, and believes this gives the Roush Fenway Racing driver a slight edge in the Chase.
  • Wins will loom large in the Chase
    September 13, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT
    While this points system still rewards consistency, the emphasis is clearly on reaching victory lane - and that's the way it should be, our Larry McReynolds writes.
  • NASCAR missed it on Bowyer penalty
    September 10, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT
    Our Larry McReynolds believes that Clint Bowyer, whose questionable spin at Richmond fueled speculation of a MWR cover-up, deserved a more meaningful penalty.
  • Hendrick Motorsports: Four Chasers?
    September 07, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT
    Our Larry McReynolds looks at the Hendrick camp as they head into the Chase with the only question mark being the No. 24 car.
  • Penske teammates on different paths
    September 04, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT
    While Brad Keselowski appears destined to miss the Chase, less-heralded teammate Joey Logano looks poised to make a run at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title.
  • Strong contender: Kyle's year?
    September 02, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT
    Our Larry McReynolds has some thoughts about the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 team and why things seem to be falling in place this year.
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
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