Carl Edwards retires

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by The Nature Boy, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. 28car

    28car Tire changer

    waiting for Carl to say he's heading to F1
     
  2. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    LMAO Good one dp :XXROFL:
     
  3. Bowtie3

    Bowtie3 Team Owner

    100% Exactly what I was thinking. Mike Bagley also brought it up on SiriusXM. He'd be perfect.
     
  4. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Crew Chief

    Congrats Carl,always great to see someone go out on their own rather than being pushed out.
     
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  5. jws926

    jws926 Japanse Cars Are The Best

    WOW, I didnt see this coming

    I have to say I am bit bummed that Carl is walking away .
     
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  6. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Some folks are saying be cautious in using the R word with Carl. Guess we'll find out tomorrow.
     
  7. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  8. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Oh God.

    Saurez is going to do a fine job. Watching he and Jones fight it out will be fun to see.

    Sad to see one of best talents in the field walk away like that. I remember Edwards talking about those cards he handed out while sleeping in his car. He invested everything into being a NASCAR driver and he's been one of the most successful drivers at that. A fitness freak and a likeable guy that everyone in the garage loved, he had his moments, but he's had a heck of a career and I wish the best for him and his family.
     
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  9. Stewart Fan

    Stewart Fan Team Owner

    This makes no sense. The guy is is at his prime career wise. Maybe Gibbs is forcing him out to make room for DS.
     
  10. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Force out a guy who was on the fringe of winning a championship?
     
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  11. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    This is not aimed at you specifically, but I wish people here would stop being so knee-jerk all the time.

    Reality: Carl stepped away low-key on his own terms and has Coach's blessing.

    Racing-Forums reaction: Coach must be forcing him out!!


    Everybody stop and take a deep breath once in awhile.
     
  12. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I agree as there is so much to being a driver that is not required by athletes in the stick and ball sports realm. After about 1 day of kissing ass and smiling while getting my picture taken plus signing autographs for little Johnny I would go postal. God bless all the people that either enjoy that sort of thing or at least tolerate it but it is not for me.
     
  13. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 Team Owner


    Smokes let's go
     
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  14. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Good point and Carl has something that a lot of people don't in that he liked by both men and women.

    Absolutely as Lennie Pond and Ron Bouchard will be inducted in the class of 2028.

    Balderdash.
     
  15. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex I'm so unbothered and that is what bothers people

    I feel bad for his fans more than anything. Atleast Jeff & Tony got their farewell tours.
     
  16. 34R7H130UND

    34R7H130UND Team Owner

    That is a really good point. I feel dumb now
     
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  17. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    I've met cats and dogs that were smarter than Corey and Trevor... MOST cars and dogs are smarter than Corey and Trevor.
     
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  18. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    I read this as "Good point and Carl has something that a lot of people don't in that he likes both men and women" and thought holy sh!t the surprise retirement isn't even the biggest news of the day anymore.

    Phew.
     
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  19. R Clarence

    R Clarence Team Owner

    My heartiest congratulations to Edwards, family 'n friends.

    My best for any and all future endeavors.
     
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  20. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I can't remember the first farewell tour but they are relatively new as in the past when a driver, like a stick and ball athlete, retired he wasn't feted everywhere he went. I guess Brian Scott's fans got ripped off too....:)
     
  21. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    I really like Carl, he'd make a great interviewer like someone already suggested.


    Maybe this is like a mental health thing? We all know the Nascar season is a grind. He always seems so up and chipper when interviewed. I do wish him every happiness.
     
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  22. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    LMAO and I can't even proof read what I type correctly!
     
  23. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    It could be the Rosberg syndrome. Nicro Rosberg retired after he won the F1 championship last November.
     
  24. bigspud

    bigspud Jackman

    tony told him how he really got his final cup.
     
  25. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Often imitated never duplicated

    Don't feel dumb, in a pure racing sense I'm sure JGR would rather have Jones on the 19 and Suarez in the 77. Clearly they didn't know this was going to go down when they went to all the effort to get Jones to Cup with Furniture Row.
     
  26. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    My updated interest in NASCAR[​IMG]
     
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  27. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    I don't know if I would want to put my heart and soul in the current version of NASCAR. I think he was pretty disgusted by the way the last season ended.
     
  28. LouieLouie

    LouieLouie Team Owner

  29. Stewart Fan

    Stewart Fan Team Owner

    I see the wanna be posting police are back in full force again...
     
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  30. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    I literally had already forgotten that Brian Scott existed.
     
  31. nightowl36

    nightowl36 Spectator

    Carl's contract up after '17, no negotiation taking place? Jones has a 1 year deal with FRR.
    Suarez is in line after Jones and then who? the future is moving fast. JGR & TRD know the
    importance of staying on the crest of the wave.
    Carl adds 1 & 1 and decides to tell JGR to take a flying flip!
    That's my opinion.
     
  32. Hawaii808

    Hawaii808 Crew Chief

    Junior's not too surprised...
     
  33. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    This is not aimed at you specifically, but I wish people here would stop being so knee-jerk all the time.

    Reality: Carl stepped away low-key on his own terms and has Coach's blessing.

    Racing-Forums reaction: Carl adds 1 & 1 and decides to tell JGR to take a flying flip!


    Everybody stop and take a deep breath once in awhile.
     
  34. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    I bet Ralph Gilles over at FCA is foaming at the mouth over the possibility of creating that "right situation" right now.
     
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  35. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    I thought Carl signing with JGR would prolong his career and propel him into another decade of success. I guess having to be Kyle and Denny's teammate could wear anyone out...
     
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  36. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    If you had a new gimmick every year at work that you had to dance to I suspect it would become very tiresome.
    Thank God for unions.
     
  37. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan You will be missed Nicky

    Wow is right ...... I am really surprised.
    Suarez will do great though
     
  38. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    So who's your guy now?
     
  39. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    sh!t, I was expecting Kyle Busch to retire.

    Damn it, we can dream though... Wrong JGR driver!

    :p
     
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  40. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    I like Ryan Blaney and Buescher. I like the dinger too
     

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