Steve Byrnes

NASCAR on FOX Analyst

Steve Byrnes is a host and reporter for NASCAR on FOX. A broadcast veteran, he has covered racing for more than 20 years. Follow him on Twitter.


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LATEST FROM Steve Byrnes

  • Coca-Cola 600 Viewer's Guide
    May 27, 2007, 5:35 PM EDT
    Steve Byrnes says Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in good hands with an interim crew chief, but Jimmie Johnson is the driver to beat.
  • Dale Jr. move could come sooner than later
    May 22, 2007, 2:59 PM EDT
    Don't be surprised if Dale Jr. is signed soon as his new team will want to a head start on 2008.
  • All-Star Viewer's Guide
    May 20, 2007, 7:02 AM EDT
    Most all-star events are casual affairs, but Steve Byrnes says the Nextel All-Star Challenge is an all-out dash and crash for cash.
  • Gordon believes in crew, overcomes spew
    May 13, 2007, 8:44 PM EDT
    Crew chief Steve Letarte never panicked, and his driver never questioned the No. 24 team's decision to stay out and take the lead.
  • Darlington Viewer's Guide
    May 12, 2007, 6:56 PM EDT
    One of a handful of drivers to tire-test Darlington, Jeff Gordon will have a huge advantage, says Steve Byrnes.
  • Gordon's great with more on his plate
    May 06, 2007, 7:06 PM EDT
    Crew chief Steve Letarte shares the secret to Jeff Gordon's success this year.
  • Richmond Viewer's Guide
    May 05, 2007, 10:31 PM EDT
    Virginians Denny Hamlin and Jeff Burton have the best chance to keep Jeff Gordon from winning three in a row.
  • Talladega Viewer's Guide
    April 29, 2007, 1:31 AM EDT
    Without a top 10 since Daytona, Kasey Kahne needs a good finish at Talladega to stay in the Race to the Chase, says Steve Byrnes.
  • Phoenix Viewer's Guide
    April 21, 2007, 2:26 PM EDT
    Steve Byrnes says tired teams fear the third Car of Tomorrow race because Phoenix is faster than the first COT tracks.
  • Texas Viewer's Guide
    April 16, 2007, 12:36 AM EDT
    On a track that's never had a repeat winner, it's tough to pick a favorite. In this year of major changes, it's even tougher. But Steve Byrnes gives it a shot and figures Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson might finally break through.
  • Toyota digs out of hole outside the top 35
    April 17, 2007, 1:39 AM EDT
    At Texas, Michael Waltrip missed his sixth race of the year, as four of seven Toyotas leave early. Steve Byrnes says the manufacturer's engineers won't be able to change course overnight.
  • Johnson masters mentor at Martinsville
    April 02, 2007, 12:18 PM EDT
  • Martinsville Viewer's Guide
    April 01, 2007, 9:41 PM EDT
    With one COT race under their belts and a week to think over what went wrong at Bristol, drivers expect more beating and banging at Martinsville, and Steve Byrnes foresees a big day for Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson.
  • Bristol Viewer's Guide
    March 25, 2007, 11:28 AM EDT
    Steve Byrnes says the Car of Tomorrow should take racing out of the engineers' hands and put it back in the drivers' hands. That's why Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton should run up front.
  • Part-time, no points title for Martin
    March 20, 2007, 2:57 PM EDT
    Matt Kenseth was so sure Mark Martin would race the whole season, he allegedly has cash riding on it, but Steve Byrnes says Martin can follow the part-time blueprint laid out by legends like David Pearson.
  • Atlanta Viewer's Guide
    March 19, 2007, 1:40 AM EDT
    Steve Byrnes says Bobby Labonte can win his seventh Atlanta race today because he's consistent on long runs. It would be the ninth win at the track for Petty Enterprises and first since 1977.
Favorites
BOOK: Anything by Dorothea Frank or James Patterson
MOVIES: Shawshank Redemption and O Brother Where Art Thou?
TV SHOW: House
FOOD: Lasagna
SPORTS: Football and NASCAR
DRIVER: Darrell Waltrip
BROADCASTERS: Shepard Smith and Charles Kuralt
Sports Stats & Info
  • Born: April 14, 1959, in Chicago, Ill.
  • Hosts Trackside and The Week in NASCAR, which airs every Monday on SPEED
  • Graduated from the University of Maryland