NASCAR Truck Series’s only female driver Angela Ruch will not be racing in Pocono because of sponsorship issues. She reveals this in a recent tweet.
In January, It was announced that Ruch will drive the Number 00 truck for Reaume Brothers Racing full-time this season. However, she will miss the Pocono race and will be replaced by team owner Josh Reaume in the Number 00 truck.
She wrote in her tweet, “With the current state of NASCAR and the lack of ability to entertain sponsors and their customers and vendors, it’s led to the sponsorship that I had being on hold until that changes”
After that, She writes, “I’m truly disappointed as I think we made a lot of positive strides with the #00 team and look forward to getting back into the truck as soon as possible.”
Update on my racing schedule… pic.twitter.com/4213TJNpdY
— Angela Ruch (@Angela__Ruch) June 24, 2020
She comes from a family of race drivers and is a third-generation racer. She is the niece of 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope and the sister of former NASCAR driver Amber Cope.
Additionally, In 2010, she and Amber made NASCAR history by being the first twins to compete in one of the top three NASCAR series.
Earlier Ruck dedicated her NASCAR drive to her deceased father-in-law
In the NASCAR race at Charlotte, she paid a special tribute to her deceased father in law through her car. Angela’s father in law, a U.S Airforce veteran died of Coronavirus in April.
Her car was painted with a sign saying, ”In memories of Robert Carl Ruch, Proudly served: U.S. Airforce, Husband. Father. Friend”
In an interview, she said, “You hear about it on TV but when it actually hits in your own personal home. It’s one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with. You can’t have the proper burial service when these things happen so for Mike (her husband) and I. It has been a struggle to get through the days.”