Martin Truex Jr. gets emotional win with girlfriend fighting cancer at home

Winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway is often special for drivers as they can celebrate with their family.

Martin Truex Jr.’s girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, wasn’t there to celebrate with him after his victory in the Bank of America 500. With recent chemotherapy treatments for a recurrence in ovarian cancer, Pollex doesn’t want to risk exposing herself to too many people and the potential germs they might carry.

So she stayed home and watched on television, posting a photo of herself following the victory.

LARSON’S LONG DAY: His 10th-place finish gave no indication of how good Larson was at Charlotte. He seemed to be as good as Truex late in the race, but an awful pit stop — his tire carrier tripped and fell — dropped him to 12th. Larson still worked his way into the top-four, but he was hit by Kurt Busch late in the race and the damage took him out of contention for racing for the victory.

Earlier in the race, Larson missed his pit box and the gaffe knocked him to 31st in the field. But he clawed his way through traffic and had worked his way into the top five by the end of the first stage.

“I felt like we’ve been better than (Truex) the past two weeks,” Larson said. “Last week was probably the first time in a long time he hasn’t been the most dominant. And Kids Basketball Jerseys Cheap then, he definitely wasn’t dominant today. I felt like I had a car to win. I made a mistake on pit road early. We rebounded from that. And then we had a costly mistake late and somewhat rebounded, but then those last two restarts didn’t go my way.”

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