Standing next to his car in Victory Lane, in this season he never thought possible, Martin Truex Jr. struggled with his emotions.
He raced to his career-best sixth victory Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and this win is worth an automatic slot in the next round of NASCAR’s playoffs. He’s clearly the driver to beat in this championship race, and the reality of how close it really is seemed somewhat surreal.
Then he thought about his partner, Sherry Pollex, who has ovarian cancer and chemotherapy scheduled for Monday. She couldn’t come to the race, partly because her weakened immune system makes crowds too risky for her.
“I couldn’t hold it in anymore,” he said. “Sherry, I was thinking about her because she’s not here, and I know she really wanted to be. I thought about winning this first race of the round, the pressure coming off. Just a lot of things, I guess. I was wore out. I just lost it for a minute.
They showed that against Oregon, which came into the game as the highest scoring team in the country and left with just 10 points.
Washington State: Coach Mike Leach was seen eating a banana on the field during pregame warmups, drawing a few comments on social media about whether he was poking fun at Oregon’s all-yellow uniforms.
Oregon: The Ducks’ D sacked Falk four times. … Burmeister competed this past week with Taylor Alie for the starting nod. Alie replaced Herbert in the Cal game, but left the game in the fourth quarter after it appeared he hit his head on the turf. Following Saturday night’s game, Taggart Mitchell And Ness Cheap Jerseys said Alie was not available to play, and that it became clear he was out on Friday.
“We didn’t play well around him. We have a lot of weapons that Lebron James Cheap Jerseys aren’t out there, and that hurts too, Taggart said. `We’ve just got to do a better job, you know? They beat us.”