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Angela Ruch honoring father-in-law who died from COVID-19

Angela Ruch

DAYTONA, FL - FEBRUARY 14: Angela Ruch, Reuame Brothers Racing, Chevrolet Silverado DFW Floors & Cabinets (00) during Qualifying for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 on February 14, 2020 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Angela Ruch will be racing with a heavy heart and special decals on her truck in tonight’s NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FS1).

Ruch, who drives for Reaume Brothers Racing, will have decals on her No. 00 Toyota honoring her late father-in-law, Robert Carl Ruch.

A U.S. Air Force veteran, Robert Ruch died April 16 at the age of 77 due to COVID-19. Angela Ruch told WSOC that he passed away “very unexpectedly.”

Ruch, a niece of former NASCAR driver Derrike Cope, will make her second Truck Series start at Charlotte.

Thanks to a random draw, she will start 12th.