BREAKING: Carl Edwards Is Quitting NASCAR Immediately
Speculation was flying as fast as one of his cars on the track yesterday.
Today, Carl Edwards made it official. He is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing and will not compete in NASCAR in 2017.
At a press conference at JGR’s headquarters in Huntersville, Edwards said, “I’m stepping away from full-time driving in the Cup Series. … I don’t have any intention of going back to full-time racing.”
Per FoxSports.com, “Edwards said there were three reasons he was leaving: 1. He’s satisfied with his career. 2. He wants to devote time to the people in his life. And 3. He wants to stay healthy.
He’s NOT using the word ‘retirement.’
“I’m not using the ‘R’ word,” Edwards said…leaving the door open for a return to JGR. Edwards said he won’t race for another team but could do some other racing in the future.
“I want to spend time outside the sport on things that are important for me,” said Edwards. “… I really believe it’s the right thing. It’s a personal thing.”
By the way, “over his Cup career, Edwards had 28 race victories, 22 poles, 124 top fives and 220 top 10s in 445 starts.”
Now that’s something to do back flips about!
Good luck, Carl!