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Carson Ware suspended by NASCAR after arrest in Rowan County

NASCAR driver Carson Ware was indefinitely suspended after his arrested in Rowan County. He will be replaced by Garrett Smithely this weekend at Kansas Speedway.

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Carson Ware after an arrest in Rowan County, according to NBC Sports.

WCNC Charlotte learned Carson Ware was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and charged with assault on a female, simple assault and injury to personal property. 

Carson Ware's next court date is scheduled for Nov. 19. 

He is the son of Rick Ware, who owns Rick Ware Racing, based out of Mooresville. Rick Ware issued a statement about the arrest on Twitter Wednesday night. 

Ware said, in part, he hopes "Carson will get the help that he needs during this difficult time."

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Carson Ware has been driving in the Xfinity Series for SS Green Light Racing. According to the NBC Sports report, Garrett Smithley will replace him for the foreseeable future. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story inaccurately referenced Carson as Chase.

Note: WCNC instituted a new policy in March 2021 regarding the broadcast or posting of mugshots.  

WCNC will only air or post a mugshot if the person has been formally charged with a crime and in a few other cases. The exceptions include: If it appears the person could be a danger to themselves or others or if they are wanted by authorities; to differentiate between people with a common name; if the photos could encourage more victims to come forward. The news-editorial leadership may also decide to use a mugshot based on the severity of the crime(s) committed and/or the level of public interest in the crime and ensuing criminal proceedings.