Popular FOX Sports broadcaster Steve Byrnes has been named the recipient of the 2016 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. Byrnes most recently served as the play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on FOX Sports 1 and was the network’s co-host of NASCAR Race Hub. He passed away in April after a long battle with cancer.
Byrnes will be honored during NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony festivities on Jan. 22, 2016 and featured in an exhibit in the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.
From the most action-packed tracks and the most talented drivers to the severity of NASCAR rulings and the abundance of television commercials, the campgrounds are usually abuzz with animated conversations.
The major debating topic among fans over the first half of the 2015 season dealt with the impact of the new aerodynamic rules package, which led to lower downforce and a decrease in horsepower. Due to those modifications and the continual search for clean air, drivers have been unable to execute passes. Naturally, that has led to fan frustration.
The last time NASCAR's set of elite drivers took to a road course San Jose, California's A.J. Allmendinger celebrated in Victory Lane.
Allmendinger took a major step to defending his road course title when he qualified first for Sunday's Toyota/SaveMart 350 from Sonoma Raceway. Allmendinger recorded a speed of 96.310 mph in knockout qualifying's final session to clinch the top spot.
NASCAR today issued a statement regarding the tragedy of the lives lost on the evening of June 17, 2015, in a mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were killed, including the senior pastor and state senator, Clementa C. Pinckney. A tenth person was shot and survived.