Martin Truex Jr. went emotional, thinking about his girlfriend Sherry Pollex, who is suffering from the Stage III ovarian cancer, on the victory lane after he won another NASCAR’s playoffs on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The last two-time champion Kyle Busch accomplished the race with the damaged car; wrecked early in the race. The victory also ensured Martin’s third round playoffs in the NASCAR.
Martin Truex Jr. gets emotional, thinking about girlfriend Sherry Pollex after the victory
His girlfriend, Sherry Pollex has been going through chemotherapy for her Stage III ovarian cancer and even had a chemotherapy session scheduled Monday.
Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane with his longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex
After the victory, when asked for being emotional, Martin said:
It hit me in victory lane and all of a sudden you can’t talk. There’s so much I’m thankful for because this stuff is so hard.
He further added:
I couldn’t hold it in anymore. Yeah, Sherry, I was thinking about her because she’s not here, and I know she really wanted to be.
Video: Martin Truex Jr. gets emotional in Charlotte Victory Lane
When asked how good he feels holding a win going into Talladega, Martin said, “Big time. We suck (there).”