Cody Ware at Texas Motor Speedway Sep 25, 2022; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Cody Ware (51) before the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR Cup Series competitor Cody Ware was involved in a dangerous crash back in September at Texas Motor Speedway that had many holding their breath. Initial reports suggested that Ware avoided any serious injuries, but it appears that the lingering effects of the crash are still bothering him.

Ware took to social media to announce that he will not be competing in Sunday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, clarifying that he still doesn’t feel like he can perform to his potential.

“This weekend I am making the tough decision to step aside and support my team from outside the car,” wrote Ware. “Given the extensive footwork requires for a road course event, I don’t feel I’ll be able to give 100% effort to my team, my sponsors, or to Ford. I appreciate everyone’s continued support and well wishes & I can’t wait to be back in action in Vegas. My recovery process is going great & I’m feeling strong each day.”

He also added that his teammate at Rick Ware Racing, JJ Yeley, will take his place in Sunday’s race, offering his support and thanks for taking his spot on short notice.

“Big thanks to JJ Yeley for filling in for me for this event-I’ll be there pulling for you,” wrote Ware.

It is definitely a positive that Cody Ware says that his recovery process seems to be going well, but Yeley will take over in his absence on the intricate road course.

This marks the 15th Cup Series race of the season for Yeley, with 14 of said races acting as a member of  Rick Ware Racing.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.