Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex Decide to End Long-Term Relationship (2024)

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Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex have elected to end their long-term relationship, the NASCAR Cup Series driver confirmed via his Instagram story on Friday.

The Mayetta, New Jersey native, who pilots the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry TRD full-time at NASCAR’s top level, released a short statement on Friday, which reads as follows:

“To my fans and partners… Sherry and I have made the decision to end our relationship. I will continue supporting Sherry moving forward. I would ask that you respect our privacy as there will be no further comment about this matter.”

Despite reservations about returning to the NASCAR Cup Series for another season, the 42-year-old made the decision to renew his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing during the Summer, which will ensure his seat in the No. 19 Toyota Camry in 2023.

Truex and Pollex have been in a relationship since 2005, and have worked hand-in-hand to raise money for a number of different causes through the Martin Truex Jr Foundation and SherryStrong, including Ovarian Cancer Research.

Pollex was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer in 2014 and was given a 30-percent chance of surviving over the course of the next five years. Eight years later, she’s still fighting cancer, which has come in and out of remission several times.

In July 2022, Pollex revealed to Jeff Gluck of The Athletic that doctors had found that her cancer had returned, this time spreading to her lung. After several different methods of treatment, doctors determined the cancer was platinum-resistant – narrowing the available pool of next steps.

In his statement, Truex reiterates that no further comments will be made on the matter.

26 Responses

  1. So sad, may God bless them both


  2. God bless both of them . I lost my wife to ovarian cancer after a long battle of 9 years and a wonderful marriage of 48 years .


  3. So very sorry about the split. Best of luck to you both as you go your separate ways. God bless you both


  4. Sherry, you are in my prayers. God bless you both, I’m sorry to hear that you have broken up. You two have gone through so much together. You both have my prayers. ???


  5. Bless the both of you. I wish you both the best and hope your privacy is respected.


  6. You have both been an inspiration to so many people. I’m sorry to hear of your split. May God bless you both with peace, healing, comfort and strength. You have many people pulling for you, and you are loved more than you know. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Continued prayers. God bless you.


  7. The best to both of you as you go your separate ways. Martin, I’m going to watch you make your way to the winners circle. Each time ?


  8. Martin shows his net worthless


    1. Do tell what you know, or are you just an man hater green eyed gold digger?


    2. Ridiculous comment. You are an awful human being. Maybe she wanted the split also. He the hell do you know what happened.


  9. So sorry to hear that you have split, the cutest couple ever, but I do wish you both the best and respect your wishes. God bless you both #Sherry Strong. #19 Go Truex ??


  10. I respect and admire both of you I know any decision is difficult to make. You are both in my thoughts and prayers and God bless.


  11. No one should ever pass judgment on what they don’t know and what they may not understand.


  12. So sorry to hear about their breakup. I wish the both of good wishes and many prayers ????


  13. I wish them the best of luck ? and many prayers ???? to them both


  14. I’m so sad to hear this! It is my belief that this breakup is done out love! Sherry’s cancer is platinum resistant and no longer responding to treatment! Absolutely heartbreaking


  15. Since we weren’t seeing Sherry as much at the track, I’ll be honest I was getting a feeling of distancing between the two. Sad from a viewers standpoint but it’s between the two of them. Best of luck for each of you to find happiness with another at some point. My belief if life is better lived with a loving partner!


  16. My favourite couple, may you both find peace going forward . Love you both ??????. SherryString ALWAYS


  17. I agree it is out of love for each other that they have broken up she has been told there is nothing more they can do for her and I think that she wants Martin to have a life and for him to move forward because as much as it hurts to say Sherry can’t move forward… My prayers are with them both I know this wasn’t easy for them…


  18. Sorry for your break up I wish Sherry the best and God bless her. May God, Hiller, and I wish Martin Truex, the best in his life and God bless him as well.


  19. Hi Sherry I think about you and pray that you are doing better. I was just thinking about Charlee. As I sit here watching the Dover race, Charlee came to me. I am sad about you and MTJ. please take care of yourself I will continue pray ? for you.


  20. I pray this decision is the best for you both. Please NEVER forget the love you shared and stay close. Pam


  21. So sad to hear this. may god be with you both always .


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Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex Decide to End Long-Term Relationship (2024)


Is Sherry Pollex still living? ›

Did Sherry Pollex have kids? ›

Instead, doctors discovered she had 40 to 50 tumors in her body, would need to have surgery five days later and require a radical hysterectomy that meant she would never have children. That was her “Why me?” moment, she later recalled. She threw herself to the floor in agony over the news.

Does Martin Truex have a son? ›

Personal life. He is the younger brother of 2017 Cup Series champion and two-time Busch Series champion Martin Truex Jr., and the son of former Busch Series driver Martin Truex Sr.

How did Sherry Pollex pass? ›

Sherry Pollex, a beloved figure within the NASCAR community, died Sunday following a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 44.

How did Nascar react to Sherry Pollex death? ›

"NASCAR is saddened to learn of the passing of Sherry Pollex, whose fight against cancer and determination to help others through the Sherry Strong Foundation was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Why did Sherry Pollex and Martin Truex split up? ›

The reasons for the breakup are unclear, but fellow NASCAR driver Danica Patrick claims that Martin was incredibly cold in his statement about Sherry's death. Sherry was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014, and lost her life to it nine years later.

Did Martin Truex's ex-girlfriend pass away? ›

Sherry Pollex, a philanthropist and longtime girlfriend of NASCAR Cup Series star Martin Truex Jr. died on Sunday at 44 after a nine-year battle with ovarian cancer, according to NASCAR.

Do Martin and Ryan Truex have a sister? ›

Early Life. Natalie is the younger sister of Martin Truex Jr., and the older sister of Ryan Truex.

What is Martin Truex Jr.'s salary? ›

For the 2024 season, Truex Jr reportedly has a salary of $10.4 million. This is supplemented by a string of lucrative endorsem*nts, including Bass Pro Shops, Auto-Owners Insurance, Oakley, True Timber Camo, Garmin, Noble Aerospace, Nextron, and Toyota.

Is Martin Truex Jr. retiring from NASCAR? ›

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. announced Friday he will retire from full-time racing at the end of the season, saying it was time to live by his own schedule after 19 years in NASCAR's Cup Series.

Who owns Truex car? ›

So I just took a while to think about it all. It's a big decision. It affects not just me, it affects a lot of people.” Truex said it was difficult to tell Joe Gibbs, the 83-year-old owner of Truex's Joe Gibbs Racing team.

Are Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex still together? ›

In 2016, she created to help women understand early detection and treatment options for ovarian cancer. Pollex and Truex were together from 2005-2023, when the couple publicly announced their separation in January.

Where was Sherry Pollex from? ›

Sherry Pollex was born in Marshall, Michigan, on May 10, 1979. She later moved with her family to Brighton, Michigan. Both towns were nearly an hour from Michigan International Speedway, where she watched NASCAR races with her family in her youth, sporting a Rusty Wallace T-shirt along with her older sister, Jill.

Who has Martin Truex Jr. drive for? ›

He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 19 Toyota Camry XSE for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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