NASCAR driver Carson Ware arrested for assaulting a female, suspended from racing

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A NASCAR driver is in Rowan County Jail following an incident involving an assault on a female.

According to jail records, 21-year-old Carson Reed Ware was arrested Wednesday on charges of assaulting a female, simple assault, and injury to personal property. Bond was set at $1,000 for the assault on female charge.

Ware is a member of Rick Ware Racing, and also is a professional stock car driver. He debuted in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in May 2020 as a driver for SS Green Light Racing. As of Wednesday, he was suspended from both SS Green Light Racing and from NASCAR indefinitely.

Rick Ware Racing released a statement:

“This morning I was notified of a situation that involved Carson Ware. At this time, Carson has been indefinitely suspended by SS Green Light Racing and NASCAR. 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 the 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.

No other additional details about the incident were immediately made available.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to FOX 46 and FOX46.com for updates.

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