Carl Edwards retires

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

  1. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    Carl's dad is involved. Carl SR got Carl into racing..
     
  2. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 Team Owner

    I don't know why it's so hard for some people to Fathom that when you're sick and tired of doing the same thing even though to all of us it's probably a dream job it's still tiring and still exhausting you're still missing a ton of time with your family and when you're only 37 and may seem weird but still young enough for he can do whatever he wants spend time with his kids and retire because he's multi-millionaire. Trust me if I was a multi-millionaire I could definitely keep myself very busy with many hobbies. This has nothing to do with TV nothing to do with illness just simply a tired man walking away on his own terms. now would I be surprised to see Carl come back in maybe two three years and do it two or three year stint...no. or come back and do TV absolutely not. but for now he's going to live his life how he wants to. I think people need to get used to drivers retiring earlier now because the demand is much more than it was 20 to 30 to 40 years ago drivers are not only drivers anymore they are spokespeople they're doing appearances they're marketing tools they are on high demand all year long it's not like it used to be. Excuse the grammar and the spelling of some words possibly this is off of voice text
     
  3. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

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  6. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    Exactly, I mean how many of us just want to make enough money that we don't have to work and can be with our families more. He's made all of the money you could want. I'll miss watching him, but I'm not going to blame a guy for wanting to be with his two young kids.
     
  7. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    My brother in law said he read something online that Edwards is sitting this year out and then intends to build a team with Ford next year.
     
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  8. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    That would be awesome. I want to believe. He had such a strong relationship with FoMoCo
     
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  9. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    You are outta touch with reality if you think that's ever gonna happen on here.
     
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  10. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Don't feel bad Charlie, I come here to get away from myself. :D

    JJ was on a roll and not even Jeff Gordon could dethrone him. Wasn't Brad the next driver to win a championship other than JJ? Who could predict that? Carl was at the top of his game, Denny was one race away from being champion. Penski winning in a Dodge no less?
    and Miller finally found someone who could pretend he liked their beer. LOL
     
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  11. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 Team Owner

    Can I use my Christmas wish on this happening. ..
     
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  12. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    As good a guess as any I guess.

    Heck, I've read that he's going to start a Dodge Team, be on Fox Sports, NBC, & Live with Kelly. I've even read he's also going to run for political office. It seems like he's got a lot on his plate once he hangs up the steering wheel. It may be tough for him to get time with his family.
     
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    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :D:D
     
  15. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Maybe he will just run for "Father of the Year".
     
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  16. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Jackman

    I can't imagine working my butt off all year and doing great and then the last week it's a crapshoot.
     
  17. *WEAVER*

    *WEAVER* Team Owner

    He's going to announce this morning that he has officially joined on as the new Olympics gymnast coach.
     
  18. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

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  21. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

    The vid isn't working so far. May not have started yet
     
  22. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

    Fkn nascar.com


    Why do I bother? lol
     
  23. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    My vid is working. Hasn't started yet.

    Carl..... Ever the drama queen. :D
     
  24. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

    Hmmmm
     
  25. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    At the podium now.
     
  26. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Still can't believe this is really happening. Unfortunately I'm stuck at work so hopefully I'll be able to find a full video of this later.
     
  27. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    Won't work for me. I hate that website
     
  28. ChexOrWrex

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

    Non compete clause in his Toyota contract. Calling it now.
     
  29. Blaze88

    Blaze88 I'M A FAN OF ME TOO!!! Contributor

    It's on the fox sports Facebook page for anyone who nascar.com isn't working for them
     
  30. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    He'd only have to sit out this year
     
  31. ChexOrWrex

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

    Plenty of facebook live videos that are working.
     
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  32. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    He says there's three reasons for leaving.....

    Says he's satisfied with his career.

    Says he's done with the 'full time' aspect of it after 20 years of racing.

    And last, his health. He says that he could leave the sport now as a healthy individual and wants to stay that way.
     
  33. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    He says that he's not going to use the 'R' word. If he'd ever decide to come back, Joe would be the first he'd call.
     
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  34. sprinterv6

    sprinterv6 Car Chief

    Carl is tired of the BS, can't I fault him.
     
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  35. Blaze88

    Blaze88 I'M A FAN OF ME TOO!!! Contributor

    To think, you can watch a few select races from last year and have 4 drivers who won't be racing this season.(Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, and the living legend Brian Scott)
     
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  36. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda It's what the fans want.

    No, Tony was.
     
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  37. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  38. Joniki

    Joniki Team Owner Contributor

    What a class act. Good luck Cousin Carl...
     
  39. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    He has been asked about family several times now and he deflects. He has not said the word family once. That bugs me for some reason.
     

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