ZEELAND, Mich. – KBR Development team owner Mike Bursley has confirmed that Brandon McReynolds will drive a car designed to honor the late Davey Allison in the season opening ARCA Racing Series event at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
The famed white, black, red and gold 28 scheme reflects the design used during the 1987 season, when Davey earned Winston Cup Rookie of the Year. Allison, who was inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame last Friday, is the godfather of Brandon McReynolds.
“I am really pumped up to be running the famous 28 number and Davey Allison throwback scheme at Daytona with KBR development,” said McReynolds. “A lot of people don’t know this, but Davey is my godfather. To be able to carry his colors and number at Daytona is a dream come true. This will be very special to my entire family, and I hope the Allison family as well. We couldn’t have picked a better weekend to run this scheme since Davey just went into the Hall of Fame. I hope we can make Davey, the Allison family, and all Davey Allison fans proud.”
Brandon’s father Larry McReynolds worked as Davey’s crew chief beginning in 1991, when their families quickly became extremely close.
“With so much of my success coming with now NASCAR Hall of Famer Davey Allison, and that 28 car and to see Brandon in a tribute 28 car racing at Daytona 27 years after us winning the 1992 Daytona 500 with Davey and RYR is so amazing and overwhelming for our family,” said Larry McReynolds. “Brandon is Davey’s godson and went to Victory Lane with us that day in February 1992, but Brandon was only 9 months old.”
McReynolds will drive the No. 28 with sponsorship from US Workboats and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.
“I don’t think a track owes anyone anything, but with Brandon leading the ARCA Race in 2012 coming off the final corner with the checkered flag waving, running out of fuel, maybe that place does owe him one,” Larry McReynolds said. “I know Brandon can get the job done, especially with the equipment KBR Development will give him on Saturday! Just maybe the McReynolds family can find their third win during Daytona Speedweeks.”