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#1 OFFLINE   blksn8k2

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:34 PM

http://www.usatoday....acing/96388940/

 

Edit: Apparently you have to be a subscriber. Anyway, the article states that Carl Edwards is planning to announce his retirement tomorrow. Didn't see that one coming.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:46 PM

I heard it was for a year and he might return.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:40 PM

I heard it was for a year and he might return.

Bad move if that's a case. I don't know of any top flight teams that might have an opening in 2018.

What? What happened?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:11 PM

Could be for health or family issues.  I wouldn't consider that a bad move.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:37 PM

Could be for health or family issues.  I wouldn't consider that a bad move.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:53 PM

Could be for health or family issues.  I wouldn't consider that a bad move.

From that standpoint, no. From a career standpoint it's going to be hard to find a ride with a contender

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:54 PM

A contender, maybe, but I don't think he'd have any trouble getting paid for a new ride if/when he comes back.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:19 PM

A contender, maybe, but I don't think he'd have any trouble getting paid for a new ride if/when he comes back.

For sure. I'm sure a team like BK Racing or JTG (once Buescher leaves) would love to have him.

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:29 PM

Heard some speculation that Dodge might have something to do with it. I guess we'll know more tomorrow.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:55 AM

Live news conference here: http://krcgtv.com/live/event

 

Short Version:

 

1) He's satisfied with his career, on being the best he can be at any given time

2) He wants to spend time on other things and people outside of racing

3) His health - he's healthy, and he wants to keep it that way

 

He didn't say "the 'R' word" so he isn't saying he's retired, he's "stepping away."


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:59 AM

Somebody said he wasn't going to be re-signed by Gibbs.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:02 AM

Somebody said he wasn't going to be re-signed by Gibbs.

 

According to Carl, that's not the case at all.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:11 AM

Ok I'm out of rumors.

 

Maybe he just doesn't have that competitive spirit any more and would rather be sitting on the beach with an umbrella drink.   If I had his money I'd probably be doing the same.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:17 AM

Ok I'm out of rumors.

 

Maybe he just doesn't have that competitive spirit any more and would rather be sitting on the beach with an umbrella drink.   If I had his money I'd probably be doing the same.

 

I would do the same as well.  Listening to his press conference, #2 & 3 seemed to be the big ones.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:25 AM

I wonder if Dale Jr's concussion issues played a factor in #3.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:30 AM

I wonder if Dale Jr's concussion issues played a factor in #3.

Wouldn't surprise me, Carl took a few hard hits last year, everyone will remember Homestead because of the championship implications, but remember Dover? His first word on the radio was OW and he hit the soft wall.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:33 AM

I wonder if Dale Jr's concussion issues played a factor in #3.

 

One of the reporters asked that exact question.  He was sorta noncommittal with the response, but overall it was a 'yes.'  He mentioned that he wants to be sharp 30 years from now, because the health risks aren't just now, but down the road as well.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:45 PM

 

One of the reporters asked that exact question.  He was sorta noncommittal with the response, but overall it was a 'yes.'  He mentioned that he wants to be sharp 30 years from now, because the health risks aren't just now, but down the road as well.

 

There you go.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:52 AM

There you go.


One good thing for him is he's married to a doctor!

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:12 AM

One good thing for him is he's married to a doctor!

 

I'm pretty sure her income pales in comparison to what he's made and will continue to make from endorsements alone.  :)


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