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Cup Series driver Cody Ware arrested in NC; suspended indefinitely

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NASCAR Cup Series driver Cody Ware has been suspended indefinitely by the governing body. He was arrested early Monday morning in North Carolina.

He stepped away from his father Rick Ware Racing’s team on Saturday morning. The team said that he “stepped away due to it being a personal matter.”

Handcuffs (Photo by Pixabay)

The 27-year-old Ware was arrested for a felony strangulation charge. He is facing an “assault of a female” charge and a more serious “assault by strangulation – inflict serious injury” charge.

At the time of publication, it is not clear how long he is facing in jail. Jail records show that he had a $3,000 bond.

He did not compete in the Easter Sunday race at Bristol Motor Speedway on the dirt last night. NASCAR Truck Series driver Matt Crafton filled in for Ware.

With his indefinite suspension, it is not clear who will fill in for the ride for the foreseeable future. A substitute will will be announced in the coming days.

Ware made seven starts in the Cup Series this season. His best finish this season was 14th in the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida in February.

In his last start at Richmond, he finished 34th in the Biohaven/Jacob Co. entry. The team finished 34th for consecutive weekends, as Crafton finished 34th at Bristol.

He has made 97 Cup Series starts. Ware has one Top 10 finish in his career, which came in August 2022, as he finished sixth at Daytona.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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