Niece Motorsports announced Saturday in Martinsville (Va.) Speedway that Ruch will compete in 12 Truck Series races to the organization this season, beginning with next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

Ruch, 35, made her first two career string starts earlier this past year with Nemco Motorsports, including her career-best eighth-place finish at Daytona in a hurry in which she also led two laps.

&ldquoWe are thrilled to welcome Angela Ruch to the Niece Motorsports family,” said team owner, Al Niece. “Angela’s needed a strong start to this 2019 season, and we all look forward to continuing this, starting from Texas.

“The team is eager to work with Angel A and see what we can all reach together this past year.

This can be Niece’s third full season in Trucks competition. It has also fielded admissions this year for Timothy Peters and Ross Chastain.

Ruch may be your niece of former Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope. She began her racing career with gokarts at nine years old. She has made three starts from the ARCA Racing Series and 14 from the Xfinity Series with a variety of teams.

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