Since beloved and longtime NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes announced his battle with head and neck cancer, the NASCAR has rallied around him. One of the latest gestures of support comes via Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway, which has renamed its upcoming race the Food City 500 In Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer. Byrnes’ namesake race is scheduled for April 19.
BMS and its parent company, Speedway Motorsports Inc., aren’t he only NASCAR entities to rally behind Byrnes. A social media, specifically Twitter, movement, has taken off. It’s called the #Steve Selfie. NASCAR fans and personalities in the sport, including Kenny Wallace, John Hunter Nemechek, Cale Conley, Kaitlyn Vincie, Alan Cavanna, Rutledge Wood, Red Horse Racing, sponsor Interstate Batteries, the NASCAR Race Hub staff, and many others have gotten in on the action.
All fans have to do if they want to participate is tweet a selfie, with or without Byrnes, and be sure to include the hashtag #SteveSelfie. Check out the accompanying gallery of some recent #SteveSelfie s from some of NASCAR’s finest.
While you’re on Twitter, be sure to give Byrnes a follow (@SteveByrnes12). He tweets a lot of updates on his condition, as well as “thank yous” and photos. Here’s his most recent health updates, via Twitter, of course:
“I am in ICU with pneumonia and a Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot) in my lung. Kind of a perfect storm on top of cancer. Thanks for prayers.”
Join in and support Byrnes with your own #SteveSelfie and check out some of the others not included here.
And of course, well wishes and get well soon, Steve!
Photos courtesy of respective selfie takers’ Twitter accounts: