Sad news for NASCAR and its fans: RIP Steve Byrnes

It is a sad day for all of us NASCAR fans as Steve Byrnes of Fox Sports has died of cancer today. Anyone tuning in to Fox Sports’ NASCAR coverage over the last several weeks knew all about Byrnes’ cancer fight and the tough situation he was in.

The Sprint Cup race in Bristol this weekend was actually named the Food City 500 Supports Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer in his honour. Of course, this was the race that was delayed by wet weather and so on, but it was finally completed at night with Byrnes watching the whole race on TV. His final tweet: “I went the distance.” 

That memorable race has a much more poignant meaning today with this sad news. RIP Steve Byrnes.