CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – It was a special night for Gander Truck Series driver Angela Ruch as she honored her father-in-law Bob Ruch tonight in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Bob was a U.S. Air Force veteran and recently passed away due to COVID-19.
“COVID-19 definitely hits home for my husband and I and our family,” said Ruch. “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.”