McReynolds Secures K&N West Seat

Brandon McReynolds (Adam Fenwick Photo)
Brandon McReynolds (Adam Fenwick Photo)

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Brandon McReynolds has been selected to drive the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota Camry in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West for 2014.

The 22-year-old driver from Mooresville, N.C., returns to BMR after registering one top-five and two top-10 finishes in two series starts with the team last season.

McReynolds, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief and current race analyst with FOX Sports Larry McReynolds, also has two top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 12 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. In addition, he has competed in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, where he scored a victory at Talladega Superspeedway in 2012.

“We are excited to welcome Brandon to BMR,” said BMR President Bill McAnally. “We enjoyed working with him this past season and we look forward to having him run the full schedule for 2014.

“With the potential Brandon displayed, we anticipate great results with him behind the wheel of BMR’s NAPA Toyota,” McAnally said. “We look for a winning combination with Brandon and BMR teaming together to produce a top contender for our sponsors – NAPA Auto Parts and Toyota – and our fans.”

In addition to running the complete slate of 14 races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, McReynolds is also scheduled to run two races for BMR in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

“This is a great opportunity to join with a team like BMR,” McReynolds said. “We look to build on the success we had last year and produce a top caliber effort. I can’t wait for the season opener at Phoenix.”

In addition to naming McReynolds to run the full schedule; it was also announced that Michael Waltrip, Eric Holmes and Patrick Staropoli will compete for BMR in select series events in 2014.

Waltrip, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, is slated to race in two series events in 2014. It will mark his fifth straight season of competing in a BMR entry. The co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing has one victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, at Pikes Peak Int’l Raceway in Colorado in 1997.

Holmes, a three-time champion in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, is scheduled to compete in select series events for BMR in 2014. In addition to winning series titles in 2006, 2008 and 2010; Holmes has 17 wins and 13 poles in 102 starts.

Staropoli will return to run five races for BMR in 2014. Staropoli, 24, of Plantation, Fla., had one top-five and two top-10 finishes in two starts for the team in 2013, which followed his winning the PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge.