Another member of the tightknit NASCAR family is in the battle of their life Jon Ferrey/Getty Images
17 FEB 2002: Ward Burton driver of the #22 Bill Davis Racing Dodge Intrepid R\\T celebrates with wife Tabitha and son Jeb after winning the 44th NASCAR Winston Cup Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE - Mandatory Credit: Jon Ferrey/Getty Images

As NASCAR drivers enter the playoff portion of their season, some members of their tightknit community are going through some major challenges far away from the track.

One of those beloved members of the community is Tabitha Burton.

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Wife of former NASCAR driver Ward Burton and mom of current driver Jeb Burton, Tabitha is in the fight of her life at the moment. First diagnosed with breast cancer back in March of 2016, she declared herself cancer free in September of that same year. But Tabitha recently went back under the knife yet again.

“Cancer is a horrible disease,” her son Jeb tweeted on September 21. “My mom @tabithatburton is still fighting, she’s having another surgery today. Keep kicking cancer’s ass, mom!”

“I am [truly] overwhelmed to see all the messages, prayers and well wishes,” Tabitha tweeted out later. “Each one is greatly appreciated and means the world to me. #thankful.”

NASCAR fans will recall that Martin Truex Jr.’s girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, is also battling ovarian cancer at the moment, and recently told Rare Country that she will begin receiving chemotherapy again on September 25.


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We wish Tabitha, Sherry and all fighting a cancer battle strength and a full recovery.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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