A veteran NASCAR broadcaster whose career included stints with CBS, Fox Sports Net and TNN has died. Variety reports that Steve Byrnes died Tuesday of complications from cancer. He was 56.
“Byrnes’ NASCAR career began in 1985 when he became host of TNN’s ‘Inside Winston Cup Racing.’ He was also a pit reporter for CBS and TNN before moving to Fox Sports Net in 2001 as host of ‘Totally NASCAR,'” Variety reports.
Byrnes was with Fox the rest of the way, including hosting shows on Fox Sports 1 and Speed.
“In 2014, he was appointed the play-by-play announcer for the Camping World Truck Series races on FS1, and in January of this year, Byrnes was added to the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel,” Variety notes.