NASCAR driver Carson Ware has been suspended indefinitely.
The 21-year-old Xfinity Series driver was arrested Wednesday morning in his home state of North Carolina, on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female, simple assault, and injury to personal property.
Carson is the son of Rick Ware, the owner of Rick Ware Racing, and the brother of Cody Ware, a Cup Series driver on his father’s team.
Carson Ware was expected to race for SS Green Light Racing at this Saturday’s Xfinity Series Race at the Kansas Speedway. Garrett Smithley will now take over.
SS Green Light Racing released the following statement:
“This morning we became aware of a situation that involved Carson Ware. Upon further information, we have indefinitely suspended Carson Ware as a driver at SS Green Light Racing.
We are taking this matter very seriously as the facts come to light. At this time, Garrett Smithley will be the driver for the No. 17 entry at Kansas Speedway.”
Rick Ware, Carson’s father, released a statement as well:
“While I am frustrated by the actions of Carson, I am even more disappointed for Bobby Dotter and his entire team.
Bobby has been a great ally through the years, and I hate to see SS Green Light Racing under scrutiny due to actions that do not reflect the reputation and image that Bobby has worked hard to uphold over the years.
My hope is that Carson will get the help that he needs during this difficult time.”
Details regarding the assaults are not available, however, the face tats should help him fit in at the Rowan County Jail.