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NASCAR’s Cody Ware involved in terrifying crash, put in ambulance


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NASCAR driver Cody Ware had a scary time at the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday when he was involved in a serious accident and needed immediate medical attention.

On lap 168, the No. 51 Ford hit the wall hard and lost control as Ware headed for pit road. He crashed his car to a stop and it looked bad because he was having trouble getting out of his car.

Ware was put into an ambulance and taken to the camp care center. He was later diagnosed with a concussion, according to multiple reports.

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Cody Ware, driver of the No. 51 Ford Nurtec ODT, gets into his car during qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on September 10, 2022.
(Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Driver BJ McLeod said Sirius XM NASCAR that Ware would be “fine”.

Ware did not suffer any broken bones after X-ray results came back from the infield spotlight, according to FOX Sports. However, she has some discomfort in her ankles.

Robby Benton, Ware’s team principal, said he should be able to drive next week at Talladega Super Speedster for the YellaWood 500, but NASCAR would have to approve it.

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Ware, a 26-year-old who races with his father, Rick Ware’s Ford team. His last race was at Bristol for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race, where he finished 17th out of the pack.

Cody Ware, driver of the No. 51 Ford Nurtec ODT, waves to fans as he takes the stage during driver introductions before Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 21, 2022, in Watkins Glen, New York .

Cody Ware, driver of the No. 51 Ford Nurtec ODT, waves to fans as he takes the stage during driver introductions before Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 21, 2022, in Watkins Glen, New York .
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Prior to this Ware accident, Harrison Burton’s No. 21 Ford caught fire on pit road after coming in for a pit stop.

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He finished sixth at Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on August 28.

Security personnel assist Cody Ware, driver of the No. 51 Ford Nurtec ODT, after turning into the pit lane during the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on September 25, 2022.

Security personnel assist Cody Ware, driver of the No. 51 Ford Nurtec ODT, after turning into the pit lane during the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on September 25, 2022.
(James Gilbert/Getty Images)

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At the moment, Michael McDowell and his No. 34 Ford lead Texas Motor Speedway.





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