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Furniture Row’s Truex To Miss Friday’s NASCAR Sessions

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Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, right, and girlfriend Sherry Pollex take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky.  (Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, right, and girlfriend Sherry Pollex take part in pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. will miss NASCAR Sprint Cup practice and qualifying session Friday at Michigan to support his cancer-stricken girlfriend.

Furniture Row Racing said Truex is skipping the sessions to be with his longtime partner and girlfriend, Sherry Pollex. She was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Matt Crafton will drive Truex’s No. 78 car Friday.

Truex will rejoin the team Saturday and race Sunday.

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