Steve Byrnes, a NASCAR television reporter and host for over 30 years, passed away on Tuesday from complications related to his battle with cancer. He was 56.
The native of New Carrollton, Maryland began covering NASCAR in 1985 as host of TNN's "Inside Winston Cup Racing" and also served as a pit reporter for the cable network as well as CBS.
In 2001, he joined the NASCAR on FOX team as a pit reporter and hosted the weekday show "Totally NASCAR" on FOX Sports Net.
Byrnes was initially diagnosed with head-and-neck cancer in August 2013, and he was successfully treated for the disease in the fall of that year.
In 2014, Byrnes returned to the FOX NASCAR team to cover his 30th Daytona Speedweeks and continued in his role as host of FOX Sports 1's "NASCAR Race Hub" until taking a leave of absence last October after a reoccurrence of head-and-neck cancer.
We extend our condolences to the many friends, colleagues and family of Steve Byrnes.