U.S. car racing announcer STEVE BYRNES has lost his battle with cancer, aged 56. The Fox Sports NASCAR pundit died on Tuesday (21Apr15). A family statement reads: "Steve enjoyed a successful and highly respected television broadcasting career for 30 years. He joined the FOX Sports family in 2001, hosting and reporting for multiple NASCAR programs and serving as a pit road reporter for NASCAR on FOX's broadcast of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races from 2001-2014."