Danica Patrick calls out Martin Truex Jr for ‘insensitive’ statement

Martin Truex Jr issued a statement on the passing of his ex-girlfriend Sherry Pollex; Danica Patrick is disappointed in the statement

Martin Truex Jr is a driver in the NASCAR Cup Series. He remains in a battle for the 2023 championship.

Back in January, Truex Jr announced that he and girlfriend Sherry Pollex had separated. Just a few months later, Pollex has passed following a battle with cancer.

This week, Truex Jr released a statement on the passing of his former girlfriend. The statement caught the eye of former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.

Patrick has called Truex Jr’s statement insensitive and disconnected. The comment from Patrick has gone viral on the internet.

Martin Truex Jr: Statement on the passing of Sherry Pollex

“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 other battling this terrible disease,” Martin Truex Jr commented.

“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.”

Martin Truex Jr announces separation from longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex

Danica Patrick reacts to the statement from Martin Truex Jr

Danica Patrick took a screenshot of Martin Truex Jr’s statement. She then added a comment of her own.

“I avoid negativity on social media at almost all costs,” Danica Patrick opened.

“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.”

Patrick concluded, “You’re free from this now Sherry.”

Danica Patrick issues separate statement on the passing of Sherry Pollex

“This is so so sad,” Patrick opened.

“She helped so many. She gave so much.”

“After I left NASCAR, we touched base here and there and I love her curiosity for the deeper layers of this human experience.”

Patrick concluded, “I hope she is in one of those layers that’s perfect, peaceful, pure and whole.”

Related: Pollex family statement


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