WEST BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mi. (WYMT) - On March 24, 1970, 50 years ago Tuesday, Larry Rathgeb took a crew and Buddy Baker to Talladega in hopes of breaking the 200 mph to set a world record.
Rathgeb was a big key in Dodge & Plymouth's racing success in the 70's.
Sunday 90-year-old Larry Rathgeb died after reportedly contacting COVID-19.
Bill Adams, a fellow Chrysler employee, told Allpar.com Rathgeb contracted COVID-19 at a senior independent living community in West Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
His family is reportedly waiting for the pandemic to subside to schedule a memorial service.