Larry McReynolds

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Larry McReynolds
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McReynolds on NASCAR Performance
Born Lawrence Joseph McReynolds III
(1959-01-10) January 10, 1959 (age 56)
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Nationality  United States
Known for NASCAR crew chief
Fox NASCAR commentator

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" McReynolds III (born January 10, 1959) is a former NASCAR crew chief and currently serves as a racing analyst on Fox Sports and a columnist on He currently lives in Mooresville, North Carolina. In the past, he has served as an advisor to Petty Enterprises, and as a minority owner in Bang! Racing.

NASCAR crew chief[edit]

McReynolds was born in Birmingham, Alabama. His NASCAR career began in 1975. He 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.

McReynolds was the winning crew chief for the 1992 Daytona 500, with driver Davey Allison in the #28 Robert Yates Racing Ford Thunderbird. He joined Richard Childress Racing in 1996 and helped NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt win the 1998 Daytona 500.


At the end of the 2000 season, McReynolds left the Richard Childress-owned #31 Lowe's Chevrolet and ventured into the Fox Sports broadcast booth with Mike Joy and 3-time Winston Cup champion Darrell Waltrip. The three have worked together since the 2001 season, serving as commentators for many Sprint Cup (2001–present) and Busch Series (2001-2006) races.

He was a roving reporter for the six Sprint Cup races on TNT during the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Cup seasons. From 2012 to 2014, he worked as a co-host (along with Kyle Petty and Adam Alexander) for the pre-race segments on TNT.

McReynolds has worked as the host of NASCAR Performance and as a co-host on NASCAR Trackside. He currently serves as a co-host on NASCAR RaceDay.

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