We’re just tickled that Martin Truex Jr. raced his way to this year’s NASCAR championship title, and we were even more thrilled to see his longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, join him on that championship stage with the rest of his team. It sounds like she’s as much a part of their Furniture Row Racing team as anyone else.

During a recent appearance on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” Martin discussed his difficult year that included the untimely passing of one of his crew members, his team owner suffering a heart attack and, of course, the courageous battle with ovarian cancer fought by Sherry. And through it all, he credits Sherry for not just his strength, but that of his entire team.

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“Because of Sherry and I, what we’ve been through, our team has been through that as well,” Martin explains. “They were always there for me, they were always there for us. I think they learned a few years ago how to deal with these kinds of things. And when I was going to the racetrack and Sherry was initially going through her surgery and her chemo, initially when it was at the absolute worst, I maybe helped my team understand how I got through that. And I did it because she’s so strong and she’s so independent and knows how much racing means to me and my career, and how much I love my job. And she’s like, ‘You gotta go do this and I’ll be fine when you get back.’”

But how does Sherry get through it? Well, with her amazing boyfriend by her side. But she also told Megyn, that her strength comes from “a positive attitude and putting it into perspective.”

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With race season over and the holidays here, we’re hoping Martin and Sherry get some much-deserved rest, and we look forward to seeing them back at the track next season!

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