Posted: Jun 26, 2015
Larry McReynolds to Drive in ChampTruck Race
NASCAR legend and current Fox Sports NASCAR analyst, Larry McReynolds will be getting behind the wheel of the OPTIMA Batteries-sponsored big rig at the upcoming Meritor ChampTruck World Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the Fourth of July weekend. McReynolds will be driving the #11 2008 Freightliner Columbia, sporting a red and black paint scheme with white and blue trim. The Truck has a Detroit D-60 engine that produces 800 horsepower and is backed by an Eaton 10-speed transmission. Race tires for the event are spec Continental HSR2 commercial truck tires shave to 3/16" tread depth.
McReynolds is known as a serious competitor anytime he comes to the track and as a NASCAR crew chief, his teams have finished in the top-10 in an amazing 47% of the races in which they competed, amassing 23 victories, including two Daytona 500 wins, back-to-back Winston All-Star races and 21 poles. McReynolds has led his teams to 122 top-5 finishes in NASCAR Winston Cup races and 209 top-10 finishes during an illustrious 39-year career. He is a 2008 inductee in the Oceanside Rotary Club Hall of Fame in Daytona Beach, Florida and a 2013 inductee in the Alabama Auto Racing Pioneers Hall of Fame.