Steve Byrnes

Social Roundup: NASCAR world says goodbye to Steve Byrnes

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Members of the NASCAR world gathered Tuesday to say goodbye to former NASCAR television reporter Steve Byrnes. Byrnes passed away on April 21 at the age of 56 after battling with cancer.

The funeral service was held at Calvery Church in Charlotte, N.C. and NASCAR family members took to social media to share their sentiments during and after the ceremony.




Ken Squier narrates NASCAR America tribute to broadcaster Steve Byrnes (VIDEO)


Ken Squier and NASCAR America pay tribute to the late Steve Byrnes, remembering the Fox Sports broadcaster as a man who’s sincerity and journalistic prowess made him someone the entire motor sports community have tried to measure up to.

Byrnes died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. He is survived by wife Karen and 12-year-old son Bryson.

WATCH LIVE: NASCAR America at 5 pm ET – Tribute to Steve Byrnes, White House honors Kevin Harvick

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We have a jam-packed Tuesday edition of NASCAR America, which airs from 5 to 5:30 pm ET.

Krista Voda and Kyle Petty will host from our Stamford (Conn.) studio.

Today, we, along with the rest of the NASCAR community, mourn the passing of veteran broadcaster Steve Byrnes.

We pay our respects with a tribute piece written and voiced by legendary NASCAR announcer Ken Squier.

Kyle and Krista also share their favorite memories of Steve as we remember him for the great man he was.

We’ll also report on Kevin Harvick’s visit to the White House this afternoon, where he and the 4 team were honored by President Barack Obama for their 2014 Sprint Cup championship.

Also on today’s show:

* Through the Field takes us through all the post-Bristol storylines.

* Scan All 43 from Bristol.

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Once you plug those pieces of information in, you’ll have access to the stream.

Remember, click here at 5 p.m. ET to watch NASCAR America live.

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