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Ware missed Sunday’s Cup race at the Bristol Dirt with a statement from Rick Ware Racing (RWR) saying it was “to focus on a personal matter.” Matt Crafton drove the car in his absence.
He was arrested on April 10 and charged with felony assault by strangulation (inflict serious injury), as well as misdemeanor assault on a female.
Ware, 27, has nearly 100 starts in the Cup Series with just one top-ten (sixth at Daytona in 2022). He has driven for the team owned by his father since he made his debut back in 2017, and currently sits 31st in the championship standings.
Ware was also part of the LMP2-Am championship-winning team in the Asian Le Mans Series during the 2019-2020 season. He has one appearance in the Rolex 24 and three IndyCar starts as well, all with RWR.