Longtime NASCAR TV Announcer Steve Byrnes Dies

Fox NASCAR announcer Steve Byrnes has died. He was 56.

The network said he died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.

Byrnes joined Fox Sports in 2001 and served as a pit reporter for its Sprint Cup Series coverage through the 2014 season. He was also a play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports 1's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and hosted several auto racing shows on the company's channels.

Before joining Fox, he was a pit reporter for TNN, CBS and WTBS.

A high school quarterback who led his team to a Maryland state championship, Byrnes played one season of football at James Madison before transferring to the University of Maryland.

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A photo of Steve Byrnes from NASCAR.com.

Byrnes is survived by his wife of 22 years, Karen, and their 12-year-old son, Bryson, of Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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