Angela Ruch to compete full-time in Gander Trucks, launch Facebook Watch docuseries

In a male-dominated sport, Angela Ruch has nothing short of a need for speed. Although she’s the niece of former Daytona 500 champion Derrike Cope, Ruch also has had no issue creating her own spotlight. The female driver made history with her 2019 debut in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at Daytona, becoming the first female in Gander Trucks history to lead laps at Daytona International Speedway.

Ruch is buckling down this season as she plans to compete in all 23 Gander Trucks events in the No. 00 Chevy Silverado. In addition to continued technical support from Niece Motorsports this year, Angela’s team is also partnering with Reaume Brothers Racing. In addition, Ruch will debut on Facebook Watch with The Ruch Life, from Emmy Award winning television producer Jason Sciavicco.

This “only drives more excitement and anticipation for the 2020 series,” says Angela of the new team partnership. “Ever since I was a young girl, being in NASCAR was always a dream of mine. To be here today, competing in a series that has some of the greatest drivers in the world, is incredible and humbling.”

Ruch’s drive on the track and dedication to her family will be shown as the mother of two, along with her husband Mike, in the reality series called, The Ruch Life. The series will highlight the highs and lows of Angela’s life, including her career in racing, relationship with her husband and adjusting to motherhood.

“Although unique and eccentric in their own way, the Ruchs are that family who have that one member everyone can relate to,” says O Lee Solomon III, the show’s co-executive producer.

The world will soon have the chance to follow her journey on Facebook Watch. New episodes of The Ruch Life will premiere on Feb. 4.

Meanwhile, the Gander Trucks will officially kick off the 2020 season on Friday, Feb. 14 at Daytona in the NextEra Energy 250 (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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