One of NASCAR’s most successful and recognized crew chiefs is
Larry’s NASCAR career began in 1975. Larry McReynolds worked his way up the ladder and took his first crew chief job in 1985. His first win as a crew chief was in 1988 at Watkins Glen with Ricky Rudd as the driver.
The combination in 1991 of Larry McReynolds, Robert Yates and driver Davey Allison was pure magic! Together they brought home 11 wins and 3 pole positions.
They won The Winston All-Star race back-to-back in 1991 &
1992. As crew chief, Larry McReynolds won his first Daytona 500 in 1992 with Davey behind the wheel of the famous #28 Texaco Ford.
When teamed with driver Ernie Irvan in 1993, the two combined for 5 pole positions.
After joining Richard Childress Racing in 1997, Larry McReynolds helped NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt earn the one missing jewel of his champion’s crown – the 1998 Daytona 500!
Larry McReynolds has enjoyed 23 victories, 21 pole positions, 122 Top 5 finishes and 209 Top 10 finishes in 457 starts!
Larry McReynolds led teams have finished in the Top 10 in the Winston Cup point standings six times and finished in the Top 5 three of those times.
At the end of the 2000 NASCAR season, Larry McReynolds made the hard decision to leave the Richard Childress owned #31 Lowe’s Chevrolet and ventured into the Fox Sports broadcast booth with Mike Joy and three time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip.
In 2008, eight years later, Larry found great joy as Race Analyst for the Nextel Cup races with FOX Sports during the first half of the race season and Turner Broadcast during the middle six races. For the final seventeen races, at select events, Larry McReynolds was a part of the broadcast team for the new DIRECTV HotPass program. His great talent has lead to more opportunities behind the mic with Speed Channel where he commentates weekly broadcasts of Cup and Busch Qualifying, the Trackside Show and NASCAR Performance.
In 2008, Larry McReynolds will be in his fifth year at MRN Radio, with co-host Steve Post, to bring the NASCAR Performance Show to the air on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm EST.
And so Larry McReynolds continues another chapter in his storied career…………
– 23 NASCAR Winston Cup wins as Crew Chief
– 21 NASCAR Winston Cup Pole Positions as Crew Chief
– 2 Daytona 500 wins as Crew Chief (1992 & 1998)
– 2 consecutive wins in NASCAR All Star race “The Winston” (1991, 1992)
– 1998 UAW GM Teamwork Award of Excellence
– Named Copenhagen/Skoal All Pro Crew Chief for five consecutive years (1991- 1995)
– Founding Member of the Crew Chief Club