Spotlight Hobbies is reporting the death of retired Chrysler engineer Larry Rathgeb, who helped Buddy Baker break 200 mph in a Charger Daytona, and helped develop the Chrysler Kit Car short track program in the mid-'70s. COVID-19 got him *LINK*

He's the man who hired a local track driver named Dale Earnhardt to drive the Kit Car Challenger prototype!!

Hw was 90. Story says the family is delaying the memorial service until the coronavirus pandemic ends.