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NASCAR Next driver Brandon McReynolds is no stranger to the world of top-tier racing thanks to his father, former crew chief and current broadcaster Larry McReynolds. The young driver, who is working his way through the NASCAR ranks, is the subject of this week’s Fast Facts.
- Brandon McReynolds was born May 21, 1991 in Mooresville, NC. He began racing at age 8 in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bandolero Series, then moved into the Allison Legacy Series and the Winter Heat Series by age 14; McReynolds was the Allison Legacy Series Rookie of the Year, and had multiple wins in the series. He also raced in Legends and Late Models.
- In 2010, McReynolds competed in four ARCA Racing Series races, finishing 10th at Pocono in July; he also made his top-tier NASCAR debut with a 19th-place finish at Gateway that season. In 2011, he competed in ARCA (one race) and the K&N Pro Series East (seven races – three top 10 finishes). In 2012, McReynolds raced in the Camping World Truck Series (one race), K&N Pro Series East (one race – top five finish) and ARCA (two races – won at Talladega).
- In 2013, McReynolds focused on the K&N Pro Series on both coasts, racing in two West races and four East races; he picked up five top 10 finishes in six races. For the 2014 season, McReynolds is driving for Bill McAnally Racing in the No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry, racing full-time in the K&N Pro Series West and two races in the East.
- Learn more about McReynolds the BMRwebsite.