The possibility of a Carl Edwards return is one of the hottest topics in NASCAR right now. Most recently, Edwards’ name was added to NASCAR’s list of the 75 Greatest Drivers. The former Joe Gibbs Racing driver has hinted that he may return to racing as speculation continues to surface.
Edwards is one of the best drivers who have never won a championship and is a big supporter of racing culture. He surprised everyone by announcing his retirement in 2017. He decided to hang up his boots after a tragic crash in the final race of the 2016 season cost him his title hopes. He spoke with Clint Bowyer during the FOX Sports broadcast about recent rumors of his return.
Getting Harder: Carl Edwards talks about staying away from racing
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Carl Edwards fans know how much he loves a great game. He created one of NASCAR’s most iconic celebrations, the victory backflip, and he truly embodies the competitive spirit of racing. Talking to Bowyer about the restless feeling of watching the game from a distance, he said,
“very Easy not to start racing when I first left, but it’s getting harder. I love sliding things around and driving. So someday I’ll do something. Maybe sim work, stuff like that…see if I Still able to drive. It’s a gradual process.”
Stay away from what you’ve already given Something that has been around for a few years is indeed a daunting question.
Going from Xfinity to the 2004 Cup series was a huge transition for Edwards. Differences in culture and treatment of race are things he can adapt to quickly. Talking about his thoughts on returning to the track, he added “I love racing. I love driving. But I want to do it 100%.
“For me when I leave the sport I have to do my 100% want to do. If I can come back, I hope to be able to give it my all. “
This clarification may give fans hope that he intends to get involved in the industry soon .Karl Edwards’ comeback is definitely a good thing for NASCAR.
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Edwards’ first NASCAR experience was in MB Motorsports’ Craftsman Truck Series in 2002. His impressive performances and willingness to grow have not gone unnoticed , because Jack Roush asked him to compete in the Truck Series. In 2003, he won the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year Award.
After that, he moved to the Cup and Busch Series Became a full-time driver. He began recording victories, including a victory over the legendary Jimmy Johnson at the Golden Corral 500 in Atlanta. Winning in only the third race as a full-time Cup driver is truly a remarkable achievement. 2007 It was a landmark year for Edwards as he captured the Busch Series Championship Trophy.
He continued his stellar form as he trailed only Jimmie Johnson in the 2008 Cup Series, winning nine games that season. In the year since, Edwards has been in a slump. He didn’t win and had to survive a dangerous accident with Brad Keselowski.
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He continued to compete in Roush Fenway Racing until 2014 In 2015, he switched to Joe Gibbs Racing and became the driver of the No. 19 Camry because the 2012-2014 season was not fruitful. During his two years with the JGR team, he won 5 races. His unfortunate encounter with Joey Logano at the season finale at Homestead-Miami Raceway knocked him out of contention.
The news of his retirement came as a shock to the then-37-year-old who has been consistent, finishing fifth and fourth in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
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In general, Carl has a fantastic career. While he must have felt cursed for missing out on cup trophies so many times, his contribution to the sport was enormous.