Martin Truex Jr.’s ex-girlfriend Sherry Pollex posthumously honored with the 2023 Myers Brothers Award

Sherry Pollex passed away at the age of 44 in September this year.


Martin Truex Jr.’s ex-girlfriend Sherry Pollex posthumously honored with the 2023 Myers Brothers Award

Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex (Via IMAGO)

The 2023 season witnessed the loss of one of NASCAR’s most beloved personalities. In September the racing community mourned the death of Sherry Pollex. She was the former partner of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion and current Joe Gibbs Racing No:19 Toyota Camry driver Martin Truex Jr.

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During the 2023 NASCAR Awards, she was honored with the iconic Myers Brothers Award, in recognition of her contribution to the fight against cancer and her valiant personal fight against cancer. The award was presented by the National Motorsports Press Association, and the vote-based award recognizes ‘individuals and/or groups who have provided outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing.’

It isn’t the first time she has won the award that is named after Billy and Bob Myers, who are the two pioneers of stock car racing. In 2017, she and Martin Truex Jr. shared the award. They were the first couple since Richard & Lynda Petty, Kyle & Pattie Petty, and Drs. Joe & Rose Mattioli to win the award.

Last year the NMPA gave the award to Trackhouse Racing team owner Justin Marks. He was honored for his innovative projects such as Project 91. The award win also made Pollex the first woman since Betty Jane France in 2016 to win the award individually.  

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Sherry Pollex’s charity contributions

Pollex has made a lot of contributions in the field of the fight against pediatric and ovarian cancer. After her first fight against ovarian cancer, which she was successful in. Pollex and Truex Jr. with their foundation set out to help cancer patients in need.

Sherry Pollex and Martin Truex Jr. (Via IMAGO)
Sherry Pollex and Martin Truex Jr. (Via IMAGO)

In 2010 they came up with the Walk for a Cause to raise funds to help children with cancer. Over the last 13 years, the initiative has raised more than $4 million and they have used funds for research and other charitable projects in the field.  

The 2023 edition of the event marked the last public address made by Pollex. Unknown to many, her health was deteriorating at the time due to a second battle with ovarian cancer and she was able to attend the event online. Sherry Pollex with her contributions to the sport and community has left a legacy that might never be matched in NASCAR.

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