Food City 500 From Bristol Motor Speedway Honors Broadcaster Steve Byrnes
In recognition of longtime NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes' courageous and ongoing battle with head-and-neck cancer, FOX Sports and Food City show their support by naming the April 19 Sprint Cup race the "Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes."
Byrnes, a NASCAR television mainstay for more than 25 years, continues to inspire and uplift others even while waging his own war against cancer.
FOX Sports approached Bristol Motor Speedway and Food City¬†to discuss ways to support Byrnes and draw attention to this important cause.
"We stand with the NASCAR community in being Steve Byrnes Strong," said President and CEO of Food City, Steve Smith. "By banding together, we can drive even more awareness and support for our friend Steve, his family and everyone who Stands Up to Cancer."
Byrnes, co-host of NASCAR Race Hub and play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is on a medical leave of absence while he undergoes treatment. Byrnes, who turns 56, on April 14, has been part of the FOX NASCAR broadcast team since its inaugural year of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage in 2001.