Perspective is often a word that gets left behind in the bustle of everyday life, especially in the zoom-zoom world of stock-car racing.
It’s always about focus and finding speed and finishing first.
Martin Truex Jr. still does all of that. He is one race away from joining an elite group of four drivers competing for a NASCAR Sprint Cup season title in Homestead-Miami. But he has also found a way to slow down and count every precious second.
His longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, isn’t an athlete, but she is a fighter. Stage III ovarian cancer is her opponent. Doctors removed her appendix, spleen, ovaries, Fallopian tubes and part of her stomach in August...