Cody Shane Ware (born November 7, 1995) is an American professional stock car racing driver. A third-generation driver, he is the son of NASCAR driver and team owner Rick Ware. He competes in a variety of racing series, primarily in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. He currently competes part-time in the Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 12 truck for Rick Ware Racing, and part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 51 Chevrolet SS for RWR.
Sports car racing
In 2014, Ware competed in the Lamborghini Super Trofero North America series, winning Rookie of the Year honors.
In August 2014, he made his debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, starting 26th and finishing 15th.
In 2015, Ware joined MAKE Motorsports full-time for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, competing for Rookie of the Year honors. However, on May 1, Ware announced that he would be leaving the team to attend college full-time, with aspirations for a pre-medical degree. Ware was replaced by Travis Kvapil in the No. 50. Ware was scheduled to race at the Xfinity Series' Phoenix race in November, driving the No. 13 for MBM Motorsports, but his flight was delayed causing him to miss the race and later replaced by Rubén Pardo.
In June 2016, Ware attempted to make his Sprint Cup Series debut in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, driving the No. 55 for Premium Motorsports, but he failed to qualify.
Ware returned to the Truck Series in 2017, driving the No. 12 for RWR on a part-time basis. He also joined RWR's Cup Series program, driving the No. 51 part-time. He made his Cup debut in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta, driving the No. 51 with sponsorship from Spoonful of Music and Bubba Burger. Ware started and finished 39th, retiring from the race on lap 74 with steering problems.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Monster Energy Cup Series
|Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results|
|2017||Rick Ware Racing||51||Chevy||DAY||ATL
|NASCAR Xfinity Series results|
|2014||Rick Ware Racing||23||Chevy||DAY||PHO||LVS||BRI||CAL||TEX||DAR||RCH||TAL||IOW||CLT||DOV||MCH||ROA||KEN||DAY||NHA||CHI||IND||IOW||GLN||MOH
|Rick Ware Racing||15||Chevy||LVS
|B. J. McLeod Motorsports||15||Ford||CLT
Camping World Truck Series
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
|2014||Rick Ware Racing||5||Chevy||DAY||MAR||KAN||CLT||DOV||TEX||GTW||KEN||IOW||ELD||POC||MCH||BRI||MSP||CHI||NHA||LVS||TAL
|2016||Rick Ware Racing||07||Chevy||DAY||ATL||MAR||KAN||DOV||CLT||TEX||IOW||GTW||KEN||ELD||POC||BRI||MCH||MSP
* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points