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Two-Time Grammy Winner Travis Tritt Headlines Sixth-Annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship

Preparation is underway for the Sixth Annual Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship (WBCC) in October, and this year’s edition features one of country music’s most beloved sons, two-time Grammy Award winner Travis Tritt, headlining the Champion’s Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 21.  In addition, one of NASCAR’s most beloved sons, Bryson Byrnes, will be in attendance as the two...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Tritt headlines 6th Annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship

Preparation is under way for the Sixth Annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship (WBCC) in October, and this year's edition features one of country music's most beloved sons, two-time Grammy Award winner Travis Tritt, headlining the Champion's Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 21. In addition, one of NASCAR's most beloved sons, Bryson Byrnes, will be in attendance as the two-day fundraiser...
Via Fox Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

STEVE BYRNES NAMED FIFTH SQUIER-HALL AWARD RECIPIENT

Studio Host and Pit Reporter Enjoyed 30-Year NASCAR Broadcasting Career DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4, 2015) — 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...
Via On Pit Road
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence to Steve Byrnes

NASCAR posthumously honored Steve Byrnes by awarding him the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence on Saturday. Byrnes, who died of cancer April 21 at the age of 56, will be honored during the induction ceremony Jan. 22 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte. “He had such respect from everyone in the garage because of the way he conducted himself,” said Winston Kelley...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Byrnes Named Fifth Squier-Hall Award Recipient

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 in April after a long battle with cancer. Byrnes will be honored during...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Late TV broadcaster Byrnes honored with Squier-Hall Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Late television broadcaster Steve Byrnes has won the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence. NASCAR officials made the announcement Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Byrnes died in April after a long bout with cancer. He joined Fox Sports in 2001 and served as a pit reporter for its Sprint Cup Series coverage through the 2014 season. He...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Byrnes named 2016 recipient of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence

The NASCAR Hall of Fame has named longtime FOX NASCAR analyst Steve Byrnes the recipient of the 2016 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. Byrnes, who passed away on April 21, was a staple on NASCAR weekends and on NASCAR Race Hub on FOX Sports 1. Byrnes will be honored during NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony festivities on Jan. 22, 2016 and featured in an exhibit...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: FOX NASCAR introduces ‘The Byrnsie Award’ in honor of Steve Byrnes

To honor longtime FOX NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes, the NASCAR on FOX crew has developed ‘The Byrnsie Award.” In honor of late FOX NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes, whose nickname was ‘Byrnsie,’ the award was established to celebrate an individual in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series who embodies principles Byrnes portrayed daily in his personal and professional life — preparation...
Via On Pit Road
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX NASCAR Bestows Inaugural "The Byrnsie Award" Upon Rodney Childers

FOX NASCAR presented Rodney Childers, Kevin Harvick’s championship-winning crew chief, with the inaugural “The Byrnsie Award” during Sunday’s NASCAR RACEDAY telecast from Sonoma Raceway on FOX Sports 1. In honor of late FOX NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes, whose nickname was ‘Byrnsie,’ the award was established to celebrate an individual in the NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX NASCAR introduces the 'Byrnsie Award' in honor of Steve Byrnes

To honor longtime FOX NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes, the NASCAR on FOX crew has developed the annual "Byrnsie Award." The inaugural award was presented to Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief Rodney Childers for both his success atop the pit box and as a father. 
Via Shake and Bake
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Race Hub dedicates Charlotte studio to Steve Byrnes

Steve Byrnes always carried a huge presence around the FOX Sports studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. From his tireless preparation, to helping those around the office and offering a word of advice to anyone that asked, Byrnes was integral to success of FOX Sports 1, "NASCAR Race Hub" and everyone around him. While Steve passed away on April 21 after a long battle with cancer,...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryson Byrnes delivers Hall of Fame ballot his father left behind

When the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel gathered on Wednesday afternoon to debate and discuss the five-member 2016 class, there was one ballot that carried more emotional value than the rest.  That ballot belonged to late FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes. Prior to passing away on April 21 after a long battle with cancer, Byrnes was asked to be part of the voting panel for the...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Byrnes named first-quarter recipient of NMPA Spirit Award

Steve Byrnes, a highly respected television broadcaster who covered motorsports for more than 30 years, has been awarded the NMPA Spirit Award for the first quarter of 2015 by the members of the National Motorsports Press Association. The award is designed to recognize character and achievement in the face of adversity, sportsmanship and contributions to motorsports. Byrnes' began...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Byrnes' son totes $1 million prize around Charlotte track, teases drivers

NASCAR lost one of its favorite sons when FOX analyst Steve Byrnes died last month. So at Saturday's All-Star Race, it was only right to share it with another favorite son. Byrnes' 12-year-old son Bryson was invited to partake in some prerace festivites, and he got the sweetest assignment of the night: toting the $1 million prize money around the Charlotte Motor Speedway track with...
Via Fox Sports
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip honoring Steve Byrnes on helmet at Talladega

FOX Sports NASCAR analyst and Sprint Cup Series driver Michael Waltrip is honoring Steve Byrnes at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip's helmet is adorned with photos of our late friend and colleague. Take a look.
Via Fox Sports
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

DW: The final lesson I learned from Steve Byrnes

Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina was one of those bittersweet days filled with emotion. While we all came together to celebrate the life of our dear friend Steve Byrnes, we also had to say our final goodbyes. Steve's memorial service was perfect. The church was full of friends and family all there to honor Steve. His childhood friend Steve Adams, Steve's nephew Tyler Byrnes,...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX Sports' Steve Byrnes remembered at memorial service

The late Steve Byrnes was eulogized in a memorial service Tuesday at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina where more than 500 mourners gathered to remember the longtime FOX Sports broadcaster, who passed away April 21 after a lengthy fight with cancer. Here are several tweets from members of the NASCAR community who took time out Tuesday to pay tribute to their friend and colleague:    
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

What competition meeting?

On Lap 18 of last Sunday's Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski spun exiting Turn 4 and collected Team Penske teammate Joey Logano. Given that both cars were wrecked early on and lost double-digit laps during repairs, the competition debriefing at the Penske shop after the race was probably a short one, right? How about nonexistent?...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer, Josh Wise honor Steve Byrnes on hoods

Michael Waltrip Racing's Clint Bowyer and Phil Parsons Racing's Josh Wise are honoring our late FOX Sports friend and colleague Steve Byrnes this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. Wise has a picture of Byrnes on the hood of his No. 98 Ford Fusion, while the hood of Bowyer's No. 15 Toyota Camry has a photo of Byrnes with his son, Bryson.  Take a look. 
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Tony Stewart on Steve Byrnes - 'I respected him so much'

Of all the countless NASCAR driver interviews the late Steve Byrnes did, none was more famous than the one at Auto Club Speedway in 2013, when Tony Stewart and Joey Logano clashed at the end of the race. Stewart was furious with Logano and Byrnes had to ask him what happened between the two. At the conclusion of interviewing an obviously agitated Stewart, Byrnes said "thank you"...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Century Poll renamed to honor memory of Steve Byrnes

For this month, The Century Poll has been renamed "The ByrnesStrong Poll" in honor of longtime FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes, who died Tuesday after spirited fight against cancer. Each month during the racing season, The Century Poll will ask members of the NASCAR community a question and compile the results in an effort to get an overview of what racing insiders are thinking...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Preview

Following a wet and soggy Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer last Sunday at Bristol, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to another short track this weekend with Saturday night’s running of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Often described as the perfectly designed race track by drivers, the ¾ mile track lends itself to not only...
Via Rubbings Racing
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Richard Petty Statement after the Passing of Steve Byrnes

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 21, 2015) - Richard Petty comments after the passing of Steve Byrnes:  “Steve was a person who had a real passion for his job and that’s what made him stand out as one the best at what he did.   He was always humble too, and I never saw him treat anyone unfairly.  That’s just how he did his job and lived his life.    He always treated myself...
Via On Pit Road
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Statement from NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France on the Passing of Steve Byrnes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 21, 2015) – “NASCAR extends its condolences to the many friends, FOX Sports colleagues and family of Steve Byrnes. Whether you had the privilege of knowing him or if you watched him on television for the last three decades, Steve’s work ethic and authenticity made him a beloved individual inside and outside the garage.   “His level of professionalism...
Via On Pit Road
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Family announcement: Steve Byrnes passes away at age 56

Mr. Steven Patrick Byrnes, age 56, of Fort Mill, S.C., went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2015. 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 of Charlotte; brother Dan Byrnes and wife Tammy of Charlotte; nephews Tyler, 21, and Dylan Byrnes, 17; and...
Via On Pit Road
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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