NASCAR cancer warrior Sherry Pollex tells us why it’s important to “never give up” Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 06: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, and Sherry Pollex celebrate in victory lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series I Love NY 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 6, 2017 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Prepare yourselves to tear up with total inspiration over Sherry Pollex’s latest blog post.

Sherry’s journey has been one of heartbreak, hope and determination as she has bravely fought ovarian cancer as her longtime partner, Martin Truex, Jr., battled it out for the top title in the NASCAR Monster Cup Series.

Together, the two have been each other’s rocks and comfort, and an unwavering support system through good times and bad.

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But on Nov. 19, the two held on to each other tighter than ever as they celebrated one of the greatest moments of their lives: Martin’s first-ever NASCAR championship win.

As Martin clinched the Monster Energy Cup championship, Sherry was right there to see it all, though she wrote in one of her most important blogs yet that it was all a bit of a blur.

“I remember looking up at the monitor and seeing that [Kyle] Busch’s lap times were four-tenths faster than Martin’s, and that he was coming fast,” she recalls.

“I thought to myself, ‘Come on Martin, think about everything we’ve been through,’” she adds.

Their “darkest days”: her cancer treatments, the loss of Martin’s team member, and other extremely devastating moments were all the more reason for Martin to “dig down deeper” and push himself to limits he’d never tested before, she wrote.

“I thought, ‘If you can just hang in there for a few more laps, we’ve got this. All the heartache and struggles we’ve been through both personally and professionally are finally going to pay off. This is OUR night. We will forget all our troubles and be on top of the world.'”


And they were, and still are! Sherry recalls the moment in the winner’s circle where Martin looked over the crowd and locked eyes with her, like “no one else was there,” a moment she calls “the most rewarding moment in both our lives.”

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And this story is one we can all learn from. Sherry wants us all to know the importance of believing.

“No matter where you are in your life … you just have to believe,” she says in her blog. “My good friend Danica once told me, ‘If you believe it, you shall receive it.’ And I truly believed Martin could be our next champion. I’ve seen him at his lowest. I know how hard he’s worked to get back to where he is today. These are the moments we live for.”


Amen, Sherry.

“We’re all fighting a battle,” she adds. “It’s just on us to remind ourselves daily to be present, to live in the moment, to relish every day. And of course, to never give up!”

Words of wisdom we all need to hear, take to heart, and remember every single day. You really should take time and read her entire blog post at the link above.

We admire you so much, Sherry.

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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