Fox Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes passed away today at the age of 56, as Fox officials confirmed.
It speaks volumes of Byrnes’ impact on the motorsports community as a whole, that he touched so many lives beyond just the NASCAR garage.
Below are a series of tweets and reflections from the racing community that have come in since this news broke, with undoubtedly more to follow:
— Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya) April 21, 2015
— Tony Kanaan (@TonyKanaan) April 21, 2015
Been dreading this day for a while. Love you @SteveByrnes12 You will be missed. Prayers for Karen and Bryson.
— Marty Snider (@heymartysnider) April 21, 2015
— Leigh Diffey (@leighdiffey) April 21, 2015
Prayers and thoughts to the family of Steve Byrnes in this difficult time. A good man, a great father/husband and a true inspiration.
— Brian Till (@briantill19) April 21, 2015
RIP Steve Byrnes, great person who battled so hard with such strength. Thoughts and respect to his family
— Calvin Fish (@calvinfish) April 21, 2015
Our condolences to Karen, Bryson and the Byrnes family. Godspeed to a great guy & a true professional. You will be missed. #ByrnesStrong
— Firestone Racing (@FirestoneRacing) April 21, 2015
— Andy Lally (@AndyLally) April 21, 2015
— Suzi Elliott (@suzielliott) April 21, 2015
Such a sad day. Condolences to family and friends. https://t.co/mXZooyJN6z
— Anders Krohn (@AndersKrohn) April 21, 2015
We all send thoughts to the family of @SteveByrnes12. We need more people who share the passion he held for life and for motorsports.
— Mazda Racing (@MazdaRacing) April 21, 2015
Crushing news about @SteveByrnes12. The sport – and the world – will miss his passion.
— Jade Gurss (@JadeGurss) April 21, 2015
A really sad day in the world of motorsport. Words don't do justice to Steve, or to the passionate outreach the racing community has shown.
— Christopher Leone (@christopherlion) April 21, 2015
— Red Bull GRC (@RedBullGRC) April 21, 2015
Rest in peace, Steve. Absolutely heartbroken. Prayers to his family – thank you for sharing such a tremendous man with us. #ByrnesStrong
— Branden Williams (@iamBrandenW) April 21, 2015
Gutted to hear the news about Steve Byrnes. He was so good at his job and brought so much joy to others. My thoughts are with his loves ones
— Mike Thomsen (@Thomsen500) April 21, 2015
I feel the same way. Big loss to the racing community. https://t.co/U8l9ffqUlV
— Patsy White (@patsylwhite) April 21, 2015
— Anne Proffit (@AnneProffit) April 21, 2015
— Sean Kelly (@virtualstatman) April 21, 2015
— Ryan Phinny (@RyanPhinny) April 21, 2015
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family of Steve #ByrnesStrong. The world lost a great man who will be dearly missed. God Speed!
— Action Express (@AX_Racing) April 21, 2015
RIP Steve Byrnes
— A. Davis (@andrewdavis59) April 21, 2015
RIP Steve Byrnes.
— Mike Hedlund (@mike_hedlund) April 21, 2015
R.I.P. Steve Byrnes. Glad so many of the @NASCAR Community pulled together to support him and his family in his battle. He will be missed.
— Ryan Ellis (@ryanellisracing) April 21, 2015
Sad to hear Steve Byrnes lost his battle with cancer today. Hug your loved ones, life is cut short sometimes.
— Jason Sharpe (@jasonsharpe) April 21, 2015
Saddened by the news of Steve Byrnes' passing. Sending condolences to his friends and family. #ByrnesStrong
— Cameron Lawrence (@CLawrenceRacing) April 21, 2015
— Judy Kouba Dominick (@JKDRACER) April 21, 2015
Very saddened to hear the news about Steve Byrnes. My thoughts go out to his family. #ByrnesStrong
— John Dagys (@johndagys) April 21, 2015
— Sportscar365 (@sportscar365) April 21, 2015
A huge loss for the racing community today. Godspeed, Steve Byrnes. #ByrnesStrong
— Continental Tire (@continentaltire) April 21, 2015
This guy was top notch. I got to work with him a few times. Liked by everyone….Steve Byrnes http://t.co/kwHwIsneDC
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) April 21, 2015