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Brandon McReynolds is a stock car driver, and he comes to the sport honestly. His father, Larry McReynolds, was arguably one of the best crew chiefs in the Sprint Cup Series garage, helping Dale Earnhardt capture his Daytona 500 victory in 1998. Now, the younger McReynolds is looking to make a name for himself driving in the K&N West Series for legendary car owner Bill McAnally .

“I was just fortunate to get the opportunity,” said Brandon McReynolds. “Bill McAnally called me last winter and asked me if I wanted to come drive his NAPA Toyota.”

That call gave McReynolds the chance to compete at tracks he may not have otherwise had the opportunity to drive.

“It’s just a great starting point to get to tracks like this at Iowa where the Nationwide (Series) comes,” said Jeff Emerson, Brandon McReynold’s crew chief. “It’s a building block for the next series.”

Car owner Bill McAnally agrees.

“K&N West is a great NASCAR regional series,” said McAnally. “It’s been around since 1954 and developed a lot of drivers that are now at the Cup level.”

For McReynolds, the K&N Series is giving him a chance to prove himself at a higher echelon of the sport.

“Hopefully, we end the season really strong,” McReynolds said. “We’ve got five races to go, we’re third in points. We need a good run tonight, but at the end of the day, I think you’ll see the points battle tighten up at the end and hopefully we can capitalize on that.”

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