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Carl Edwards won’t race in 2017

Discussion in 'NASCAR Discussion' started by Smoke14TS, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. TColeman12

    TColeman12 #88Forever

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    What's your username there? I'm AustinDillon3. :)

    Also, get one before they fix it lol. IMG_2911.PNG
    @CarlEdwardsRulz
     
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  2. ayrwolf

    ayrwolf Well-Known Member

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    Barry Sanders and Jim Brown both retired from pro football in their early thirties. Ned Jarrett retired from the sport as Champion at the age of 34! It is not unusual it just hasn't happened in a while.
     
  3. JeffJordan

    JeffJordan Yes, my name is actually Jeff Jordan

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    At the very least, there's been a huge talent jam and I'm very happy Suarez is going to get a chance. He did great last year.

    Carl was my mom's favorite driver since she started watching and she's going to be rooting for Chase Elliott now.
     
  4. starscream24

    starscream24 Captain of Unpopular Opinions.

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    I'm going to lay out opinion until after I hear from him. But 10 days in. And we already have the news story of the year.
     
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    watsonz Member

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    Matthew124 Well-Known Member Banned

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  7. Matthew124

    Matthew124 Well-Known Member Banned

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    Someone on the iRacing forum, who works for Cessna, said Carl is going to be a test pilot for them.
     
  8. CarlEdwardsRulz

    CarlEdwardsRulz Started as a Rusty Wallace fan

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    I have to apologize,for my thoughts have been all over the place regarding this news...

    It just really is odd. Because you can tell everything was in full gear for Carl to keep racing 2017. With them filming him and his 2017 fire suit and all that over the last month ...

    I just want to be one of the many fans who will say thank you Carl Edwards. If I had to describe the guy with one word I would use the word, sincere. If anyone had the privilege of getting to meet him you could tell that he wanted every person he came across to enjoy themselves have a great time at the race that weekend and he wanted to make them feel like it was just that person and himself in that moment a fan would be talking to him. There are countless videos on YouTube where he went above and beyond while talking with a fan... grabbing their phone and saying hello to a sick friend or family member at home... Carl truly loved all race fans.

    I'm lucky that I got to meet him several years ago and talk with him for just a brief period of time. I asked him about the closing laps of the 2008 Kansas race were him and Johnson battled to the wire...his candid, colorful, low-key but very, very detailed account of how his car drove during those last 20 laps including the adjustments that were made to the car which he wasn't happy about...it felt like he was responding to just me, this random fan The same way he would talk to his friends... My point is Carl just literally gave every person who talk to him the best experience that they could've had talking with the NASCAR driver...

    I honestly can see or imagine how a guy inside the sport could be annoyed with a lot of different things. The work, the stress, the pressure which it all took just to get into the final four race, it has to take so much from those guys...it's just Gotta be extremely hectic all year long...

    Either way, thanks Carl Edwards.
     
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  9. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 SRD Cup Series Driver - #81 Ford Fusion

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  10. shaneshine23

    shaneshine23 NR2003 driver since 2008

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    Here we go everyone!
     
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  11. 4WideRacing

    4WideRacing Well-Known Member

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    Only a few more minutes of denial left!
     
  12. frow78

    frow78 Well-Known Member

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    "Carl, did the current state of NASCAR affect your decision in any capacity?"
     
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  13. RacerXero84

    RacerXero84 Melter of Snowflakes

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    He's tiptoeing with the Homestead race answers.... hmmm.
     
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  14. Swagger Racing 26

    Swagger Racing 26 Well-Known Member

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    besides the family thing, this is the answer !! he is not happy with NASCAR destroying races and the sport in general
     
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  15. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 SRD Cup Series Driver - #81 Ford Fusion

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    Credit to ESPN (Ryan McGee):
     
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    RacerXero84 Melter of Snowflakes

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    And now he's choked up. Dude is all over the place. Body language is all off, doesn't equal what he saying. There is a underlying motive to his decision. I'm convinced of it.
     
  17. frow78

    frow78 Well-Known Member

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    That seems hard to believe. He's just tired of racing.
     
  18. shaneshine23

    shaneshine23 NR2003 driver since 2008

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    He doesn't seem like himself, this is too weird.
     
  19. frow78

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    "NASCAR is a contact sport" -Brian France
     
  20. 4WideRacing

    4WideRacing Well-Known Member

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    It's sad to watch, it seems like he's still trying to convince himself
     

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