Obama offers condolences to Steve Byrnes' family during NASCAR visit
The loss of FOX NASCAR broadcaster and analyst Steve Byrnes was felt widely throughout the NASCAR community Tuesday. Many offered their thoughts, prayers and memories to the family on social media, and the loss of Byrnes was even felt at the White House in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama took a moment during an event honoring 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick to remember the life of Byrnes, who passed away at the age of 56 on Tuesday.
"I want to offer my condolences to everyone in the NASCAR community on the passing of a legendary reporter and broadcaster, Steve Byrnes," Obama said. "I know a lot of fans' thoughts and prayers today are with his wife, Karen, and his son, Bryson."