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.