As the NASCAR world continues to mourn the loss of Sherry Pollex, who died Sunday from ovarian cancer, former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick came under fire for her now-deleted comments about Martin Truex, Jr.
Truex and Pollex dated until this year, when they broke up before she passed away. Apparently, Patrick had a lot to say to Truex following Pollex’s death.
“I avoid negativity on social at almost all costs,” she wrote. “Almost…. But this is the most insensitive disconnected statement from a guy that I have never liked. And obviously, for good reason.
“I don’t care what happened between them, but this is as cold as it gets. A PR rep wrote this guaranteed. You’re free from this now, Sherry.”
Truex did release a touching statement on Pollex’s death too.
“From the very minute of her diagnosis Sherry was determined to not only fight ovarian cancer with everything she had, but also make a difference in the lives of others battling this terrible disease,” Truex said in a statement.
“Sherry’s passion for making a difference in the lives of others was inspiring to everyone. Through her tireless charity work for so many years, her legacy will live well beyond our lifetimes and continue to help countless families who are battling ovarian and childhood cancer.”
Patrick’s statement did not sit well with NASCAR fans, who think she should have kept her nasty comments referencing Truex and Pollex’s relationship to herself.
@DanicaPatrick Way to make someone's death all about you! But then it's always been about you . Your name stands for D oes A nyone N otice I C rash A lot . You crashed and burned and look like a Buffoon!
— SCOTT STARRATT (@scottstarratt1) September 20, 2023
I usually don't have anything nice to say about Danica Patrick. After the most recent statement she shared, I really don't have anything nice to say about Danica Patrick.
— TL (@CAN1SAY) September 20, 2023
Some fans don’t think she was talking about Truex, at least not all of her statement.
I think where she writes, 'You're free from this now Sherry ❤️ ', she's referring to ovarian cancer. In my opinion that part wasn't a jab at MTJ. She was being sincere. No words for the rest.
— Melissa Wright (@MelissaJWright) September 20, 2023