As the old saying goes, “To the victors go the spoils.”
And with 2017 NASCAR Cup champ Martin Truex Jr., the spoils means doing several high-profile post-championship TV appearances.
One of those appearances came Tuesday morning when Truex was a guest on Megyn Kelly TODAY on NBC.
Truex talked about starting out in go-karts, to telling Kelly the fastest he’s ever gone (220 mph), to some of the “oh crap” moments he’s had to endure, as a smiling Kelly put it.
“We do have some, ‘Oh, crap’ moments,” Truex quipped with a laugh.
But he quickly drew serious and once again talked about the adversity he and his team went through and also how strong longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex — who is going through a recurrence of ovarian cancer — has been and the inspiration she has been to him.
“She’s so strong and independent and knows how much racing means to me and my career and how much I love my job,” Truex said of Pollex. “She’s like, ‘You’ve got to go do this and I’ll be fine when you get back.'”
Check out some of the highlights from today’s show in the video above, or click here for the full interview.