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NASCAR fans and drivers were sad to hear of the passing of Martin Truex’s long-time girlfriend Sherry Pollex who died Sunday of ovarian cancer at the age of 44.

Pollex had been fighting the disease for nine years before she lost her battle.

Naturally, fans and drivers alike are devastated by the loss, with many paying tribute.

Her family released a statement after her death.

“Although there are no words to express our sadness, we take solace in the fact that Sherry is no longer suffering and has been taken back in the arms of the Lord,” read a statement by the Pollex family. “As we all know, Sherry lived her life to the fullest, as she influenced thousands, if not millions of people through her own personal journey. Her love for her family, Catwalk kids who she adored, and her friends will last forever.

“Please join our family in thanking God for giving us Sherry, she’s such an incredible expression of love that will live on. We will continue her legacy of love and caring for those in need as she will always be alive in our hearts.”

Pollex is the daughter of PPC Racing owner Greg Pollex and was a PR person when she met Martin Truex Jr. and started a long-term relationship.

Truex also released a statement about her death.

Truex and Pollex were together for 18 years before they parted ways earlier this year.

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