Updated: April 22, 2015

NASCAR drivers, fans pay tribute to announcer Steve Byrnes, dead at 56

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk


Longtime Fox NASCAR announcer Steve Byrnes died Tuesday of cancer, the network announced. He was 56.

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Byrnes, who had neck and throat cancer, was diagnosed in September. The NASCAR community showed its support by renaming last weekend's Sprint Cup race in his honor. Fans and drivers also rallied behind him with the hashtag #ByrnesStrong. Learn more here.

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