DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has fined Michael Ruch, the husband of NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series racer Angela Ruch, for violating the sanctioning body’s COVID-19 health protocols.
Michael Ruch, who was listed as the hauler driver for the Reaume Brothers Racing No. 00 team that his wife drove for last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, was fined $10,000. The penalty report cited The penalty report Sections 12.8.1.b. (Member Conduct) and 7.7.2.j. in the NASCAR Rule Book — noted “non-compliance with essential personnel/team event roster rules.”
Michael Ruch is the second person to be fined under NASCAR’s COVID-19 policies. NASCAR previously fined NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner Anthony Clements $10,000 for failing to adhere to the COVID-19 policies following the race weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
The only other penalty resulting from last weekend’s events at Texas Motor Speedway was a $10,000 lug nut fine for Front Row Motorsports No. 34 team crew chief Drew Blickensderfer.