Martin Truex Jr. Celebrates a New Beginning

Despite missing out on a playoff spot at this weekend’s Federated Auto Parts 400 race at Richmond Raceway, Truex, Jr. still had reason to celebrate a brand-new beginning recently. Thanks to a little help from Novant Health, NASCAR fans, and even a few of his fellow drivers, Martin Truex, Jr. and his girlfriend Sherry Pollex celebrated the opening of their foundation’s first specialized pediatric emergency services center. Located within Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Services 5,000-square-fott children’s ER space features a child-friendly environment, that includes nine private treatment rooms, a triage room, a treatment room for all of those scrapes and strains, sleep chairs for emergencies late at night, and even a NASCAR-themed family waiting room.

Thanks to following Truex and Pollex’s commitment to provide the very best health care for children, the Martin Truex Foundation Emergency Services center is also staffed with doctors and nurses specializing in pediatric care and even a child life specialist who will help young children and teens overcome stress and trauma that so many have become exposed to over the last few years.

“We are excited to officially open the doors to this children’s emergency department in Huntersville,” said Truex. “There is a real need for pediatric emergency care in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina and we are fortunate to have partnerships like the one with Novant Health as well as many donors within the NASCAR community, who have made this dream a reality.”

“We are thrilled to officially open the doors of the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Services center to our tiniest residents, said Mike Riley, president and chief operating officer of Huntersville Medical Center. “I am eternally grateful for the Novant Health Foundation’s commitment to the community alongside our partnership with the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, allowing us to provide an environment specifically designed for kids.”

We thank Martin and Sherry for their efforts on and off the track. To find out more about this EMS center visit Stay tuned to for the latest motorsports happenings both on and off track.

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