Lawrence Joseph McReynolds III (born January 10, 1959) is a former NASCAR crew chief and currently serves as a racing analyst on Fox Sports, TNT and a columnist on Foxsports.com. 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:
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, Larry made a difficult 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. The three have worked together since the 2001 season, serving as commentators for many Sprint Cup (2001-present) and Nationwide Series (2001-2006) races.
He was a roving reporter for the six Sprint Cup races on TNT during the 2007-11 Sprint Cup seasons. He now works 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.