Racing community reflects on the loss of Fox Sports’ broadcaster Steve Byrnes

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Fox Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes passed away today at the age of 56, as Fox officials confirmed.

More information from my NASCAR Talk colleague Dustin Long is linked here, while a series of tributes from the NASCAR community, as gathered by my colleague Jerry Bonkowski, are linked here.

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:

Watch: Top 5 heartbreaks in Indy 500 history (video)

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As we near the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, NBC Sports will be counting down some of the top moments in the race’s illustrious history, right up until May 26.

Today’s countdown features the top five heartbreaks, from J.R. Hildebrand crashing on the final turn in 2011 to hand the win to Dan Wheldon, to Robby Gordon running out of fuel in 1999 and leading to Kenny Brack’s victory.

For more Indy 500 coverage, check out NBC Sports Gold for exclusive coverage, and don’t miss the race on NBC on May 26.