Danica Patrick Slams Martin Truex Jr. For Statement On The Death Of His Ex-Girlfriend, Sherry Pollex

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Danica Patrick has never been one to mince words.

The retired IndyCar racer turned NASCAR Cup Series driver built up quite the reputation for her outspoken personality during her time behind the wheel.

And apparently not much has changed since then.

Yesterday, the NASCAR world was in mourning over the news of the death of Sherry Pollex, the ex-girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr. who inspired the entire racing world and beyond during her fight with ovarian cancer.

Pollex was a regular fixture in the NASCAR Cup Series garage while dating the 2017 series champion, and when the two ended their relationship in earlier this year, they continued to work together through their philanthropic efforts with the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, which the couple started in 2007 to help children with pediatric cancer.

Through the organization, Pollex also helped to found Catwalk For a Cause, a charitable fashion event for the NASCAR community to help benefit children suffering from cancer.

Her loss was met with an immediate outpouring of grief and tributes from the entire NASCAR community, and even NASCAR itself:

And of course, her ex-boyfriend Martin Truex Jr. also paid his respects to his former girlfriend who remained his partner in his charitable foundation until her death:

From the very minute of her diagnosis, Sherry was determined to not only fight ovarian cancer with everything she had but also make a difference in the lives of others battling this terrible disease.

Sherry’s passion for making a difference in the lives of others was inspiring to everyone. Through her tireless charity work for so many years, her legacy will live well beyond our lifetimes and continue to help countless families who are battling ovarian and childhood cancer.

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to her entire family, who have shown incredible strength and resilience throughout her battle.”

But apparently that statement didn’t sit well with Danica Patrick…

The former NASCAR driver took to her Instagram story this morning to blast Truex for his statement, calling it “insensitive” and “disconnected,” while claiming that she never liked Truex.

“I avoid negativity on social at almost all costs. Almost…

But this is the most insensitive disconnected statement from a guy that I have never liked. And obviously for good reason.

I don’t care what happened between them but this is as cold as it gets. A PR rep wrote this guaranteed.

You’re free from this now Sherry.”

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Not sure what the bad blood is between Truex Jr. and Danica, but obviously this is about more than his statement on Sherry’s passing.



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