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. Fan Forum email RSS   add this
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  • Chase field still far from settled
    August 30, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT
    Three of the Sprint Cup Series' best drivers are currently outside the Chase group looking in. Our Larry McReynolds says any or all of them still have a shot, however.
  • Earnhardt's place in Chase unsettled
    August 28, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. historically runs well at Atlanta and Richmond, the sites of the final two races before the Chase, but that doesn't make him a lock for a playoff berth.
  • Kenseth has 5 wins - Is it enough?
    August 26, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT
    Our Larry McReynolds thinks there is no way not to pick Matt Kenseth and the No. 20 team as being the favorite for winning the championship.
  • Anyone think Harvick is a lame duck?
    August 24, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT
    Larry McReynolds has some thoughts about how well Kevin Harvick in doing in his last year with the team ... and how he can win it all.
  • Not every finish is going to thrill
    August 21, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT
    Every fan, and NASCAR itself, desires to see a hotly-contested, down-to-the-wire, thriller of a finish at every race. Whether that is realistic is another matter.
  • Truex, Bowyer strong on road courses
    August 16, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT
    Michael Waltrip Racing teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer have shown in recent times that overlooking them on road courses is a bad idea.
  • Strategy proved key at Watkins Glen
    August 15, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT
    When a driver hits his fuel window, especially when he knows it will take him through the end of the race, he simply has to hit pit road, our Larry McReynolds insists.
  • Kyle Busch locked for this Chase?
    August 12, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT
    The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team had a huge win this weekend. Our Larry McReynolds predicts Kyle Busch will be in this year's Chase.
  • Road courses can reach out and bite
    August 09, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT
    Former crew chief Larry McReynolds has always cautioned drivers against driving over their heads on the road courses. When they do, the outcome usually isn't good.
  • Toyota struggles don't make sense
    August 07, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT
    Toyota's struggles this season have surprised quite a few folks. Among them is our Larry McReynolds, who calls the manufacturer's continued woes 'a head scratcher.'
  • Chevy the class of the field
    August 06, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT
    Not only the Hendrick-powered cars but Chevrolets in general have dominated lately. Our Larry McReynolds offers his analysis.
  • Understatement of the year: Kasey had a really, really good day
    August 05, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT
    As our Larry McReynolds explains, it's not just the fact that Kasey Kahne won the 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. There's much more to the story.
  • Indy strength bodes well for Pocono
    August 02, 2013, 9:24 AM EDT
    Our Larry Mac predicts that the same drivers who excelled in the Brickyard 400 will be back on top of their game this weekend at Pocono Raceway, another 2.5-mile track.
  • Chevy leading manufacturers' charge
    July 31, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT
    Chevrolet continued its dominance of Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Sunday's Brickyard 400. Will the momentum carry over to other tracks? Our Larry McReynolds weighs in.
  • More than just the big win, Indy was key for Newman
    July 29, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT
    Isn't it ironic how one race can make such a huge difference to a team and a driver? Larry McReynolds explains.
  • Time for Keselowski to play defense
    July 22, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT
    With a top-10 points position but no race victories to his credit, Brad Keselowski should focus on protecting what is already his.
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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