Sherry Pollex diagnosed with cancer...Martin Truex Jr. to miss practice and qualifying

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Martin Truex Jr.'s longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 13, 2014) - Martin Truex Jr. will miss Friday's practice and qualifying sessions at Michigan International Speedway. 

Recently, Sherry Pollex, Martin’s longtime partner and girlfriend was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sherry and Martin would like to thank the NASCAR community for all the well wishes. They have requested that everyone respect the family’s privacy as Sherry begins her treatment and recovery. 

Matt Crafton, reigning Camping World Truck Series champion, will sub for Truex on Friday. Truex will join his Furniture Row Racing team Saturday and compete in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race. 

Sherry's passion in life is fighting pediatric cancer. To learn more about Sherry’s work with children, go to www.martintruexjrfoundation.org 

Furniture Row Racing 

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Series NASCAR-CUP
Event Michigan II
Track Michigan International Speedway
Drivers Martin Truex Jr.
Article type Breaking news