Carl Edwards retires

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

  1. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan OWD



    Kyle still wants to win ........... others maybe not so much ;)
     
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  2. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    One reason I was worried it was Carl is that at his banquet speech he thanked Dave Rogers and said that Dave was the last crew chief he'd ever have. The conviction he said it with made me take notice
     
  3. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    I'm running with JJ, Daniel, Chase and Brad
     
  4. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Not every kid dreams of joining the circus.
    NASCAR has become a really bad joke.
     
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  5. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    Yep, this will make it easy for me to miss races. Carl competing was one of the only reasons I kept watching in spite of the BS
     
  6. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Rusty did one. Mark did at least two.
     
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  7. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    That is interesting as I didn't watch the awards but from what you have said it sounds like Carl was done and only would have raced 1 more year if he really had to.
     
  8. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Rusty might have been the first one and I wish they would do away with those sorts of things as they last longer than a viral infection.
     
  9. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    It didn't hit me til now, but remember when Edwards bumped Kyle out of the way for the W at Richmond? He probably knew he was going to be done after this year anyway and was super aggressive because maybe that would have been his last chance for a win for all he knew. Makes sense now.
     
  10. Switchback

    Switchback Crew Chief

    Hearing this news brought me back in here today . Anybody else remember Carl being one of the most vocal against the new championship joke when the idea was first floated? Could it be he just doesn't have the desire to run the full season anymore knowing how little control you have over your end of season destiny?
     
  11. Revman

    Revman I am not surprised by anything.

    Deal was done on '17. I have further comment, but want to make sure that something dire is not causing Carl to do this.
     
  12. Revman

    Revman I am not surprised by anything.

    Not really.
     
  13. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I have seen absolutely nothing to confirm this, but I'm with you.
     
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  14. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Ummm.....not Austin Dillon? The guy who, you know, you put in your username? o_O
     
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  15. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Somebody, call the number! :p
     
  16. TColeman12

    TColeman12 Dale Jr Fanatic

    I made this account 4 years ago, I don't like Austin anymore lol.
     
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  17. BOWTIE GUY

    BOWTIE GUY Team Owner

    the king in 92 was the first one I can remember, I have the decal in my gang box at work. farewell tour it was called.
     
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  18. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Maybe Carl was unhappy with the direction the sport is going, and decided to get out now?

    If Carl were to come back at some point (which is unlikely, IMO) don't be surprised if it's with a Ford team.
     
  19. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

  20. PeopleAreStrange

    PeopleAreStrange 2016 Yahoo Fantasy R-F Champion

    WOW! I'm completely shocked!

    Can't wait to hear Carl Edwards' reasoning.
     
  21. WhiskyBadger

    WhiskyBadger Spectator

    Looks like the Gillette young guns are going to be retiring in the next couple of years.

    From Feb 2004. The Gillette Young Guns are six of racing's top young drivers - Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman. Two years later in Feb 2006, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray joined the group.
     
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  22. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    Well Allenbaba already put our minds to rest in terms of the reasoning (it isn't anything dire), so what's the further comment?
     
  23. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Well that is the best reason to have him go the way he did. Those fair well tours are designed
    to bring in extra money. I sure am glad we don't have to listen for a whole season about what a great guy he was.
     
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  24. And that's a great attribute to Carl.......... shows he's a pretty stand up guy that's not full of himself.....
     
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  25. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I was never a Carl fan. Never. I remember him going to the the bush series and wrecking his own team mate saying this was my win. Carl also took out other drivers becasuse that was the only way he could beat them. I thought it ironic that he went after Brad so much while he was driving for Junior and then Brad comes to cup and wins his championship.
    Carl froze the 3 times he had a shot at being champion and he screwed the pooch 3 times.

    It must have been some off season with negotiations for Gibbs and sponsors to finally sign off on his contract. I think he will be in the booth before this season reaches 26 races.
     
  26. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    To be honestly, I don't think his career is "farewell tour" worthy. Mark Martin was such a staple of the sport for so many years. Jeff Gordon did so much good to propel the sport and make some of these drivers household names across the country not to mention won four championships. Carl really, really impressed me with the class he displayed in Homestead after his wreck, but he doesn't have that iconic status that facilitates a big farewell tour whether he would have wanted it or not (which clearly he didn't).
     
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  27. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Never liked him. Not full of himself????? That why he threatened so many?
    I like "a$$hole as a more fitting description.
     
  28. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

  29. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    Who did he threaten? I admit the near punch with Kenseth did affect my perception of him for a long time, but ultimately we've all been upset and done something stupid at one point or another.
     
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  30. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I don't wear rose colored glasses. He was an A-hole his entire career.
     
  31. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Select memories?
     
  32. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Wow haha, how respectful
     
  33. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    And you're a Brad fan??????

    Wait, I just realized, that's where this friction comes from. That was a good feud.
     
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  34. StealthyMcStealth

    StealthyMcStealth Spectator

    I always thought Carl would be the next Mark Martin, racing for darn near ever chasing a Championship. Guess I was wrong on that one.

    I hate seeing the big names retire. How about Newman, Biffle, Menard, McMurray, Kahne, Bowyer and others that no longer care about winning retire? Let some younger talent get in there and wreck each other for wins rather than just play follow the leader.
     
  35. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner


    Yes it was and the winner is 'the first driver to win a championship from JJ".
    BTW I thought it was great because Denny and Carl both always had it out for Brad. I guess they recognized he was better than them. He prove that by winning a championship and neither of those jerks will. :D
     
  36. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I never cared for Carl. Never bought his phony Eddie Haskell act. And like @Team Penske, I too remember the years when he was a prick, on and off the track. Trying to intimidate Kenseth was just one example. How many times did he intentionally wreck Kez? I lost count.
     
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  37. cheesepuffs

    cheesepuffs Smokes, let's go

    I keep trying to figure out how to reply to this and I literally can't put the sentence together because I just don't even know.
     
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  38. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Drivers are open to criticism, We don't have to like a driver because some one else does.
     
  39. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Please, allow me
     
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  40. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Come on man, it's like you are poking at sensitivies. You insulted a driver, and then appeared to take the opportunity to express your personal investments and feelings about driver heirarchy and character by highlighting Brad's superiority over him, Denny, and making note that he beat JJ (which is irrelevant to the topic). I assume this is because you have residual feelings from the feud, being a Brad fan. You also called Carl an a$$hole in a thread dedicated to him and his retirement. People who are invested in Carl (like you Brad), are obviously gonna take offense to your choice of words. The posters are clearly a bit upset about Carl's situation so your comments may come off as ignorant, rude and disrespectful to your fellow posters.
    Is what it is though I guess
     

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