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Some victories are sweeter than others.

Like when Martin Truex Jr. took the checkered flag in the final race of NASCAR’s Monster Energy season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Nov. 19’s Ford Ecoboost 400.




It obviously wasn’t just a win for Martin and the Furniture Row Racing team. It was also a win for Martin’s longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, who is battling ovarian cancer. And if you listen closely to what Sherry said on the championship stage, it was a win for all of us.

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“That’s been our motto all along, ever since I started my cancer battles, was to never give up,” she said of Martin’s trip to victory lane.

Sherry went on to lend some perspective to Martin’s race to the championship, as well as her own fight with cancer. She said, “Everybody’s battling something, everybody is fighting something in their life, not just cancer, but just any kind of struggle that they’re going through in their life. And we always say if you can fight a struggle with a positive attitude and just have a smile on your face and find the good and the silver lining in everything, in the end, you will come out.

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“Karma will pay you back and good things will happen to you,” she continued. “We try to do as much as we can with our foundation, and [the website] Sherry Strong to help other people. I keep telling Martin, if we continue to do that, good things will happen to us and this is the best thing that could have happened.”

Congratulations to both Martin and the ever-inspiring Sherry.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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