Cody Ware managed to survived a possible life-threatening collision at the Texas Motor speedway on Sunday.
The Rick Ware Racing driver was placed under prompt medical attention following a crashed on pit road, Ware was transferred to the NASCAR care center via an ambulance.
It all started on Lap 168 during Stage 2 of the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 when Cody Ware’s No.51 car made contact with wall at rapid speed he was then pushed out onto the middle of the track.
The 26-year-old was unable to recover command of his car as it went down pit road out of control.
Ware scary collision almost broke the pit wall’s crevice, due to how hard he slammed the Turn 4 wall, even the SAFER Barrier was twisted and had to repaired before to green flag.
Cody Ware was on Tuesday SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to provide an update on his condition and if he will be available for Talladega this weekend.
“Right now not dealing with too much pain, just trying to do some physical therapy and recover, you know,” Ware told SiriusXM on Tuesday.
“Dealing with some stretched ligaments and just a lot of bruising and swelling in my foot and ankle, but already been to physical therapy twice and gonna get the final approval today to get confirmation to race at Talladega.” he added
🚨 "Dealing with some stretched ligaments and just a lot of bruising and swelling in my foot and ankle.”
🗣️ @CodyShaneWare offers an update following his wreck at Texas and tells @DanielleTrotta and @LarryMac28 he expects to be cleared to race at @TALLADEGA this weekend. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/8Gglsk7l6j
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) September 27, 2022
Ware also through social media gave and update on his situation.
“Thanks to everyone for reaching out with support and kind words… The current plan is to race this weekend at Talladega! Going through physical therapy to deal with ligament damage and a few other things. Might still be on crutches come race day but that’s not gonna stop me”
Ware acknowledged that he’s been cautious in preparing for this weekend’s race at Talladega trying to balance the workload.
“Obviously, I’m trying to be smart with just resting my ankle and the foot, not overworking it, but I’m not using that as an excuse to lounge around and not get things done,” Ware said. “Because I’m invested in this, I’m invested in being a NASCAR driver, and I’m not just gonna let a bump in the road stop me.