NASCAR officials announced on Monday that they had issued Cup Series driver Cody Ware with an indefinite suspension from the sport after the 27-year-old was arrested for assault.

The Iredell County Sheriff announced that a 27-year-old has been arrested for assault by strangulation — inflict serious injury” and “assault on a female.”

Ware’s arrest comes after he announced ahead of Sunday’s dirt NASCAR race that he was stepping away from the NASCAR Cup Series racing competition for personal reasons.

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