NASCAR drivers are recognized for attaining rock star status via their capabilities on the track and their personalities off the track. Having said that, it is uncommon for a non-driver to attain the similar level of fame. Sherri Pollek is one particular of these folks.

As the daughter of former Xfinity and Cup group owner Greg Polex, Sherry worked in the market in a variety of roles prior to beginning her personal boutique. She was also the longtime girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr. and played a big part in the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation’s charitable efforts. A single of the foundation’s most significant events was the Catwalk For A Lead to, exactly where youngsters recovering from cancer would stroll down the aisle displaying off their clothing and dance moves. More than time, the occasion grew with drivers joining the youngsters, producing it one particular of NASCAR’s most prominent charity events.

Having said that, anything took on a deeper which means when Polex was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014. Regardless of her ongoing battle with cancer, the NASCAR market has rallied about her and her efforts. She began the Sherri Robust campaign to raise funds for ovarian cancer study and even had colour schemes committed to her causes. In addition, she gave a memorable engine start off command at Bristol two years ago.

Pollek’s story was not too long ago featured by Tom Rinaldi in the course of the pre-race of the 2022 Daytona 500. Sadly, Pollek passed away Sunday morning at the age of 44. Soon after her death, NASCAR drivers and the market paid tribute to her on social media.

Bob Pockrass, FOX Sports NASCAR Insider, covers the sport extensively. With decades of motorsports reporting expertise, like 30 Daytona 500s, Pockrass has worked for ESPN, Sporting News, NASCAR Scene magazine and The (Daytona Beach) News-Journal. Fans can stick to him on Twitter @bobpockrass and sign up for the FOX Sports NASCAR newsletter with Pockrass. That way they can retain up with the newest news, games and info about the NASCAR Cup Series.

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