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Sherry Pollex, cancer advocate and fixture of NASCAR community, remembered

Everyone at The Racing Experts would like to offer condolences to the family and loved ones of Sherry Pollex. Pollex was a bright light whose big heart touched the NASCAR community and the world in a way that will live forever. May she rest in peace.

On Sunday, Sherry Pollex passed away at the age of 44 after a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Pollex, whose longtime partner was Martin Truex Jr., was given just five years to live after her diagnosis in 2014.

With time of the essence, Pollex spearheading philanthropic efforts to support people with cancer, including children.

Pollex became involved with Catwalk for a Cause, an event that has raised over $4 million to combat childhood cancer since 2010.

At this year’s event, just days before Pollex passed away, the crowd gave her a standing ovation.

Pollex and Martin Truex Jr. dated for 18 years, before splitting in January, Still, Truex’s foundation puts on Catwalk for a Cause each year and will carry on Pollex’s legacy.

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The 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion was one of many who expressed condolences Sunday.

Statement from NASCAR:

NASCAR is saddened to learn of the passing of Sherry Pollex, whose fight against cancer and determination to help others through the Sherry Strong Foundation was an inspiration to all who knew her. NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation’s thoughts and prayers are with Sherry’s family and friends.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Richard Petty

Marcus Smith, President and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.

Former NASCAR Cup Series pace car driver Kip Childress

Legendary crew chief and broadcaster Larry McReynolds

Longtime NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace

Ryan Blaney

Brad Keselowski

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Michael McDowell

Erik Jones and his foundation

Legacy Motor Club

Clint Bowyer

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