Sherry Pollex, girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr., diagnosed with ovarian cancer

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 28: Driver Martin Truex Jr. (R) and Sherry Pollex (L) pose during the NASCAR Evening Series at Charlie Palmer Steak part of the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas on November 28, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 28: Driver Martin Truex Jr. (R) and Sherry Pollex (L) pose during the NASCAR Evening Series at Charlie Palmer Steak part of the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas on November 28, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Furniture Row Racing announced Wednesday that Sherry Pollex, the girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr., was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

"Everyone at Furniture Row Racing extends their thoughts and prayers to Sherry during her treatment and recovery period," Furniture Row GM Joe Garone said in a statement. "She is a devoted supporter of our race team and we can't wait for her return to the track."

The team said that Truex would miss Friday's activities at Michigan which include practice and qualifying. Matt Crafton will drive the car in his absence.

Since 2007, Truex and Pollex have been hosting Catwalk for a Cause to benefit Levine Children's Hospital and children diagnosed with pediatric cancer in Charlotte, N.C.

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