As NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. went around turn four to take the green flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, his longtime girlfriend was like so many other fans — watching her favorite driver from the comfort of her couch.

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“I’m not at the track,” Sherry Pollex wrote in a sad-sounding tweet on July 16. “I’m at home watching on TV.”

Of course, anyone who knows Martin and Sherry’s story knows full well that she wished she could be at the track cheering on her man. However, a recent development in her ongoing cancer battle has her down for the time being.

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“Yes, six more rounds of chemo as soon as my body heals,” she confirmed to a fan in a July 14 tweet.

“I feel pretty good,” she added. “Just sore from the surgery. But it gets better every day. Thank you for asking.”

NASCAR fans will recall that Sherry was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in 2014. Ever since then, Sherry has been raised up by countless NASCAR family members, friends and fans who have offered prayers throughout her battle, which she remains determined to not only fight, but beat.

A NASCAR star’s girlfriend shares sad new details regarding her ongoing cancer battle Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images)
Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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