"Our hearts are heavy with the news of Steve Byrnes' passing," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager for Bristol Motor Speedway. "We are blessed that the NASCAR industry had the opportunity to come together at Bristol to convey our love and support for Steve and his family this past weekend. He was a man of faith, incredible talent and a positive influence, setting a great example on how to live an impactful life filled with love and kindness. His spirit was inspirational and we hope our thoughts and prayers lift up his loved ones as he did for so many others."