Carl Edwards

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Anyone surprised that Carl hasn't run an Xfinity or a truck race since retiring? He said multiple times he isn't "retiring". Also, seeing him at Texas in 2018 here and talking about missing it, I'm wondering if Carl's decision wasn't fully his. Maybe there was a family discussion.

Don't know, maybe Carl wasn't ready to step down, but he elected to in support of his wife and kid's feelings about it. Idk, miss seeing Carl in a car.




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I wasn't a fan of him while he was in the sport, but now that hes not driving anymore I truly miss him. He was fun to watch.

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I think that last crashed he had was a wake up call. Lost the championship and nearly got killed at same time. Think he just said this **** ain't worth it.

 

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He had politcial aspirations. What happened to that?
 

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Carl said his biggest reason for leaving was his health. I don’t imagine he’d risk it for a one off race.
 

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Too bad Carl didn't win the title that year and then walk away. Miss him out there. He's a great personality.
 

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I think he is done.
Even if he changed his mind which would be surprising, getting a ride with a top team would be tough.
Rides are more scarce now
 

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I think he is done.
Even if he changed his mind which would be surprising, getting a ride with a top team would be tough.
Rides are more scarce now
I agree, he's not coming back. He would have a big learning curve and not getting any younger.
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was a great talent with an interesting personality, the sky was the limit. I respect that he walked away when he lost the passion instead of riding around putting money in the bank.
 

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I'm pretty sure Carl is traveling trans-continentaly via sail boat. Probably doesn't even know who is in championship contention. Good for him I say. Never been a huge fan but you'll be hard-pressed to find a driver who's been screwed over more often by the sanctioning body.
 

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I'm pretty sure Carl is traveling trans-continentaly via sail boat. Probably doesn't even know who is in championship contention. Good for him I say. Never been a huge fan but you'll be hard-pressed to find a driver who's been screwed over more often by the sanctioning body.
Him, Matt Kenseth, and Jeff Gordon could all file a complaint. :p
 

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One day, I'd like to hear Carl say why he really retired. I feel like we're not getting the whole story. Maybe it's one thing, maybe it's several things. But to disappear like he has done is quite bewildering.
 

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As a huge Carl fan it was frustrating to watch him struggle with crappy Roush cars the last couple years and then retire when he was back in a top tier ride. I respect his decision tho.
 

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But to disappear like he has done is quite bewildering.
I think Carl is one of those people that is either in it 100% or he is out, no middle of the road. JMHO
Maybe. He was such an attention whore when he was driving, his disappearance from everyone is what's so mind blowing.
 

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Yet he shuns social media and does not share hardly any aspects of his private life with his fans around the globe, especially now - which is kind of refreshing, tbh.
 

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Carl was fake as hell. He tried to come off as like a squeaky clean good guy but it always felt like he was hiding something he just seemed really odd to me. Bipolar maybe. It kind of slipped out when he had the roid rage moment vs kenseth. Plus he always talked about ford this and ford that and how great ford was. Then jumps in a toyota like wtf. What a poser he was
 

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Carl was fake as hell. He tried to come off as like a squeaky clean good guy but it always felt like he was hiding something he just seemed really odd to me. Bipolar maybe. It kind of slipped out when he had the roid rage moment vs kenseth. Plus he always talked about ford this and ford that and how great ford was. Then jumps in a toyota like wtf. What a poser he was
How dare he talk good about his sponsor and jump ship from a sinking Roush team to the powerhouse JGR
 

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Yet he shuns social media and does not share hardly any aspects of his private life with his fans around the globe, especially now - which is kind of refreshing, tbh.
I dont expect anything less from someone who spent decades in the limelight.

If it were me I’d be nekkid on an island and nobody would hear from me again.
 

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I dont expect anything less from someone who spent decades in the limelight.

If it were me I’d be nekkid on an island and nobody would hear from me again.
I was hoping Danica would go that route. But nope. Now she's all into her touchy/feely feelings crap. Be positive ****. When you have enough money to never have to work another day easy to be positive. AND GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
 

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I'm pretty sure Carl is traveling trans-continentaly via sail boat. Probably doesn't even know who is in championship contention. Good for him I say. Never been a huge fan but you'll be hard-pressed to find a driver who's been screwed over more often by the sanctioning body.
Him, Matt Kenseth, and Jeff Gordon could all file a complaint. :p
Mark Martin's 1990 Winston Cup championship and 2007 Daytona 500 say hi.

Can't forget about 2002 either. Or Michigan in 2004.
 

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Carl was fake as hell. He tried to come off as like a squeaky clean good guy but it always felt like he was hiding something he just seemed really odd to me. Bipolar maybe. It kind of slipped out when he had the roid rage moment vs kenseth. Plus he always talked about ford this and ford that and how great ford was. Then jumps in a toyota like wtf. What a poser he was
Nah, maybe he's just a humble, classy guy who didn't feel the need to always act imposing a la Harvick. He could have taken most anybody on among the drivers, yet you never really saw that happen. He never really was one to get too far down the rabbit hole as far as downing anyone else goes. Keselowski may have been the only one that got a rise out of him, and we all remember why.

You can't tell me that if you were a proven winning race car driver, you wouldn't try to get the best deals and the best cars possible. Look at where Roush is now! He was carrying the team after the other faithful Roush minion(s) saw the writing on the wall and jumped ship. Biffle went out with hardly a whimper, but probably would have met a different, better outcome had he followed suit.

I dont expect anything less from someone who spent decades in the limelight.

If it were me I’d be nekkid on an island and nobody would hear from me again.
Man, everyday I find myself asking why I am continuing to use social media... things like Facebook and Twitter have strayed so very, very far from what they were intended to be used for afaic.
 

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It kind of slipped out when he had the road rage moment vs kenseth.
Yep, I remember that well, always will. I lost total respect for him after that event. That fake punch was totally uncalled for, especially doing it during Matt's interview on TV.

On a personal note, I do not care if Carl Edwards ever races again.
 

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Has anyone considered that walking away from Nascar was NOT Carl's decision? He may have stepped over the line as a husband/father and leaving Nascar with his fortune and family intact was the best deal he could make.
 

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Has anyone considered that walking away from Nascar was NOT Carl's decision? He may have stepped over the line as a husband/father and leaving Nascar with his fortune and family intact was the best deal he could make.
you missed out on a great headline for the drama mags at the supermarket when Carl left the sport, honorable mention for the tin foil hat crowd.
 

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you missed out on a great headline for the drama mags at the supermarket when Carl left the sport, honorable mention for the tin foil hat crowd.
The tabloids do a pretty good business making known the pitiful
morals of the famous.
 

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Elaborate?
Seems pretty clear to me. Did you watch the video of the wreck? That could have gone really bad. But YMMV. I believe what he said was he wanted to walk away healthy. If he still had any interest in racing he would have bought a dirt mod or something like that and gone racing. He done. Figures his number may be up next crash.
 
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