Speed Zone: One Year Later, Remembering a Man Who Defined NASCAR Broadcasting

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Karen Goins-Byrnes photo — It’s been 365 days since the NASCAR world got a piece of news that shook us all the way to the core, and in a lot of ways, it still seems slightly unreal. One year ago today, legendary FOX broadcaster and longtime media …

Flashback Friday: Oh No, Let It Snow; Wintry Weather Interrupts Busch Series Race at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Mark Humphrey/AP photo — Bristol Motor Speedway’s spring NASCAR dates have hovered around March and April since the .533-mile track opened in 1961. A possible downside to running early in the season in Tennessee is the chance of inclement weather putting a damper on things. Most of …

NASCAR: Steve Byrnes Selected as 2016 Squier-Hall Award Recipient

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official series release — NASCAR photo — Popular FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes has been named the recipient of the 2016 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. Byrnes most recently served as the play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on FOX Sports 1 and was the network’s co-host of NASCAR Race Hub. He passed away …

Speed Zone Blog: A Handprint on Our Hearts; In Remembrance of Steve Byrnes

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — Editorial by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America photo — April 21, 2015 may be the hardest day the NASCAR community has faced since the day we lost Dale Earnhardt back in 2001. At least, for me — that is the case. Steve Byrnes, one of my personal inspirations, a mentor …

NASCAR: Steve Byrnes Passes Away at Age 56

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FORT MILL, S.C. — official release — FOX Sports photo — Longtime FOX Sports NASCAR commentator and TV personality Steve Byrnes, age 56, of Fort Mill, S.C., passed away early Tuesday. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Karen Byrnes; son Bryson, 12, a sixth grader at Charlotte Christian School; parents Jerry and Claire Byrnes of Charlotte; sister Betsy Byrnes …

Speed Zone Blog: On Not Letting Life Get You Down

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — FOX Sports photo — Cancer sucks. I apologize for starting my blog this morning off on that kind of a note, but I just wanted to get that off my brain from the very beginning so that we can go in a positive direction from here on …

NSCS: Bristol Cup Race Renamed in Honor of FOX Sports NASCAR Personality Steve Byrnes

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — official network release — FOX Sports photo — In recognition of FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes’ courageous and ongoing battle with head-and-neck cancer, FOX Sports, in coordination with Bristol Motor Speedway, Speedway Motorsports Inc. (SMI), Stand Up To Cancer and NASCAR, is naming the April 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Bristol the Food City 500 …

Kyle’s Corner Blog: At the End of the Day, We’re All Human

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Joseph Wolkin photo — Race weekend in the media center: jam-packed and people hustling and bustling to go find stories.  Then, it’s back to the laptop to get the most recent news out there. After the day concludes, it’s time sit back, relax and find a place …

NASCAR: Steve Byrnes Sidelined From FOX Sports Booth With Health Issues

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — official release — FOX Sports photo — Longtime NASCAR on FOX on-air personality Steve Byrnes is taking an indefinite medical leave of absence to focus on his health after receiving news he has suffered a recurrence of cancer. Byrnes, who was diagnosed and successfully treated for head and neck cancer in late 2013, will step away from his …