Carl Edwards retires

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  1. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy Stylin and Profilin

  2. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  3. Get That 88 Up There !!

    Get That 88 Up There !! Michael Waltrip’s Biggest Fan

    Didn't see that coming. Shocker
  4. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    That is insane. I sure hope everything's okay with him.
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  5. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    My first thought.
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  6. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

  7. Go Panthers

    Go Panthers Team Owner

    wow....i hope he's ok
  8. Good for Carl as IDK anything about his personal life such as if he is married or has kids but I hope he enjoys life away from the daily grind of Cup. The few times I have seen him on TV he came across as knowledgeable and personable so maybe he has something lined up in that arena.
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  9. Matthew2470

    Matthew2470 Filthy Casual

    There was some speculation a couple of weeks ago that someone would retire before Daytona and I immediately thought of Carl Edwards. I noticed last year that he started looking old and tired for someone of his fitness level and age.
  10. Get That 88 Up There !!

    Get That 88 Up There !! Michael Waltrip’s Biggest Fan

    Never like Carl but he is one guy that did deserve a cup title. Should of won in 08 or 11
  11. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle


    That's crazy. I'm bummed he never got his championship.
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  12. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    @Allenbaba, I assume this was what you meant. If not, is there another shoe waiting to drop?
  13. I hope Carl is OK too and I am confidant he is. I suspect he just got tired/bored of his job and would like to do some things he enjoys. Best wishes to him and congrats to not going out as a shell of his former self like so many other Nascar racers have done. Hopefully Jimmie Johnson is not far behind.
  14. Javier

    Javier Car Chief

    Wow, glad I had the chance to see him race his last one at Homestead, although it didn't end well, nonetheless he raced hard...

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  15. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Well damn!!
  16. Revman

    Revman Pure Talent

    I agree. I have no comment until I am sure that he and everybody he cares about is okay. It should be noted that @Allenbaba called this, and indicated that the reason was that the driver was tired of the grind.
  17. IDK anything about Suarez but I wish Erik Jones was going into the 19 and Suarez to Barneyville.
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  18. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Bummer. Hope all is okay.. but yeah, his heart hasn't seemed to have been in it since 2011. He just was not as driven of a driver and he hasn't aged well.

    I think the stress just got to him
  19. JBone88

    JBone88 JR Nation's last ride

    What the actual ****...

    Freakin sucks. No more backflips :(
  20. Revman

    Revman Pure Talent

    I believe this is two years early for Daniel who would always be destined for the 19 Arris car for obvious reasons. If things had gone as planned, I believe that Erik would have arrived at JGR first probably in the 20, and then Daniel a couple of years from now after one year with FRR.
  21. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I'd be more shocked if we hadn't spent weeks speculating on the rumor, I am shocked it's Carl though
  22. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Holy crap. When the "shocker retirement" rumor started floating around, Carl never crossed my mind.
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  23. From a human standpoint it means everything that he is OK but from a business standpoint it is immaterial as life goes on.

    I think many of us just can't believe that a driver capable of winning races and the lottery would voluntarily walk away from a top team but these sorts of things are not unprecedented. Steve Larmer quit the NHL once he won a championship, Barry Sanders had a lot of gas left in his tank when he walked away and players like Jerome Bettis, John Elway and Peyton Manning all left after winning the Super Bowl.
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  24. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Yeah, that was my first thought.
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  25. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Maybe that's why he's retiring - he's not up to the backflips anymore... ;)
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  26. Revman

    Revman Pure Talent

    Agreed. However, I will refrain from any kind of analysis until I learn that everything is okay. I have much to say from the business standpoint, and really, becomes irrelevant if something is wrong.
  27. I respectfully disagree as from everything I have read Carl is in tip top shape physically. He probably just got sick of all the BS entailed in being a Nascar driver today.
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  28. 34R7H130UND

    34R7H130UND Team Owner

    Suarez to the 19 and Gibbs actual instead of Jones??? Just switch their rides so Jones is on Gibbs and not the satellite team lol
  29. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 Team Owner

    With Hamlins extension

    Kyle going nowhere

    Saurez in the 19

    This means Matt may be out of the 20 after 2017 to get jones that car
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  30. Good to know as I don't keep up with things like this. I am sure I have heard of Suarez before today but I don't recall every seeing him race. TRD needs to get younger and IDK how old Suarez is but I presume he is under 30.
  31. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

  32. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I would've put Jones in the 19 before Suarez
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  33. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    He's 25.
  34. I am happy for Carl that he doesn't have to do one of those year long goodbye things and that I don't have to hear "this is Carl's last Daytona 500" etc etc week in and week out.
  35. That is old by today's standards lol. Do you see this kid as another Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne or a potential bust?
  36. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Definitely. I mean that maybe the routine of it, and the mental burden of traveling across country all year has taken a toll on his will to continue. He's a smart guy.

    Sucks, but it is what it is.
    Michfan is gonna be real upset. I feel for him
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  37. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    The first big shocker of the year.
  38. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    This news has blown me away.
  39. TColeman12

    TColeman12 Dale Jr Fanatic

    Why? The one person I was going to root for when Jr. retired.
  40. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy Stylin and Profilin

    Given the Arris connection, Suarez to the 19 was the only logical move. I'm sure that 5 Hour Energy would be pissed if Jones suddenly jumped ship.

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