Carl Edwards NASCAR return: ‘I haven’t even considered coming back’
After Carl Edwards’ championship run in 2016. He mysteriously ghosted the NASCAR community.
After crashing out of the final race of the 2016 season at Sonoma. Carl Edwards suddenly retired from NASCAR.
He went to live reclusively, on his farm in Columbia, Missouri. He’s not seldomly seen by anyone in the NASCAR world. However, on Sunday, he visited Sonoma Raceway as a spectator. That’s were the press got a hold of Carl Edwards.
But given the nature of his departure, it’s left as all to speculate. Carl Edwards hasn’t spoken with the media and he’s not an avid user of social media. Thus, rumors circulate based on speculation.
So has Carl Edwards considered a return to NASCAR?
“I haven’t talked to anyone and I haven’t even considered coming back,” Edwards announced to the media at Sonoma Raceway.
“Not right now. I think it’s pretty clear if I feel like I really want to do something then I would do it. But like I said in January, I guess I would talk to Coach [Joe Gibbs] first and I haven’t had any conversations about that.
Is he happy with his sudden increase in free time? Carl Edwards stated, “I’m probably happier and more content. You … know how change is; there’s good and bad and there’s uneasiness. But, man, I’m enjoying life.”
Of all the track. Why did Carl Edwards choose to make an appearance at Sonoma Raceway?
“Of all the tracks to come visit, this is the toughest one for me,” he said. “I truly love this place. It’s so much fun to drive here. …
“I would love to be getting in a car and go qualify today. I love this place; love is an understatement. It’s a really, really special place for me. But it’s just like anything, there are things that are good and things that are bad. But the good for me far outweighs the bad. I was just super appreciative to get the opportunity to go do the things I do now and enjoy life.”
Carl Edwards has found new hobbies. Aside from work on the farm he’s also attempted sailing. He’s also been traveling. His partnership with Cessna is still active. Cassna manufactures business jets. Edwards stated, “they’re helping fly some people around; I’ve done some neat flights.”
The rumor mill is very active as the 2018 Silly Season becomes more of focused topic. Carl Edwards’ name is a regular entry into silly season possibilities. Carl Edwards was asked if he’s aware of that?
“I haven’t paid any attention to any of it,” Edwards said. “I don’t watch much TV.”
Over his 13 year career, Carl Edwards made 445 career starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He collected 28 wins.
Author: Shane Walters