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Zane Smith to drive Rick Ware Racing Cup car at Martinsville

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Rick Ware Racing has named Zane Smith as driver for its No. 51 Ford in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

Smith, last year’s Craftsman Truck Series champion, replaces Cody Ware, who was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after being charged in Iredell County, North Carolina with felony assault on a female.

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Smith will be making his fourth start in the Cup Series. He has finishes of 17th at Gateway, 13th at Daytona and 31st at Phoenix.

Smith has nine wins in the Truck Series.

The team has not announced plans for the 51 car beyond the Martinsville race.