Cup driver Cody Ware was arrested Monday by the Iredell County (North Carolina) Sheriff’s Office and charged with an assault on a female and assault by strangulation – inflect serious injury.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office listed Ware’s bond at $3,000. Ware was out on bond Monday afternoon.

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Ware.

An incident report from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident took place April 3.

According to Iredell County jail records, Ware was booked Monday morning at the Iredell County Detention Facility in Statesville, N.C. Current records show him released from jail on Monday afternoon.

Iredell Free News reports that Ware faces a felony charge for assault by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor assault on a woman.

Ware did not compete in Sunday’s Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway for what Rick Ware Racing said was a personal reason.

The 27-year-old Ware has run 97 Cup races since 2017. He also has 28 Xfinity starts since 2014 and seven Truck starts since 2014.

Rick Ware Racing Statement Regarding Cody Ware:

MOORESVILLE, NC (April 10, 2023) — We are aware of the incident regarding Cody Ware and his indefinite suspension from NASCAR competition. We understand NASCAR’s position on this matter and accept their decision. The matter is still under investigation and Cody is fully cooperating with the authorities, as due process takes its course. RWR is committed to continuing our multi-car efforts in the NASCAR Cup Series and is in the process of finalizing our plans for the No. 51 entry at Martinsville Speedway, and beyond.   These plans will be announced in the coming days.

The applicable rule book section:

Rule Book 4.4.D


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