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Carl Edwards won’t race in 2017

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

  1. RacerXero84

    RacerXero84 Grease Monkey

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    I don't think he's 'tired of racing' per se, I think there's something(s) more than just wanting to do something different.

    - family issues (which he will not divulge and I can respect that)
    - issues with NASCAR
    - Mental health concern/personal development concern (social-emotional)
     
  2. CarlEdwardsRulz

    CarlEdwardsRulz Started as a Rusty Wallace fan

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    Darn it!!!! Carl what is going on man?

    Is he already realizing he might have jumped the gun or something?
     
  3. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 SRD Cup Series Driver - #81 Ford Fusion

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    He really does seem troubled about something....not sure what, but the way he is giving somewhat rambling responses, having to stop and start again due to thinking, and dodging around some of the questions, it just comes off as somewhat odd having known Carl since he was first driving in the Craftsman Truck Series all of those years ago and seeing him sort of wander all over the place with his answers. Something bigger is going on, but that will be up to Carl to decide if he ever wishes to tell us (which most likely never happen, due to his mostly private nature).
     
  4. frow78

    frow78 I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.

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    Waiting for someone to ask a good question
     
  5. shaneshine23

    shaneshine23 NR2003 driver since 2008

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    He mainly seems in disbelief, like of all people he didn't even think himself it would be Carl Edwards.
     
  6. frow78

    frow78 I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.

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    Oh boy Carl
     
  7. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 SRD Cup Series Driver - #81 Ford Fusion

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    From Brian France (seen on Jayski):
     
  8. racinboy234567

    racinboy234567 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with what everyone else is suggesting. I'm not buying it. When jeff, tony, and others retired they were very committed about the decision, they were done and the sold it physically(in how they acted) and with their words(because they had fully made up their minds and it was their decision). Mark Martin left the door open very much like Carl is doing right now. We all know how that worked out.
     
  9. CarlEdwardsRulz

    CarlEdwardsRulz Started as a Rusty Wallace fan

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    Seriously what the hell is happening? I atleast want to hear Carl is confident in what direction he's headed. This has not helped...
     
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  10. 4WideRacing

    4WideRacing Well-Known Member

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    He kept mentioning Jimmie's trophies but not Tony's LOL
     
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  11. MWick4

    MWick4 Well-Known Member

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    They've got Daniels new car off to the side
     
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  12. frow78

    frow78 I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.

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    Looks good with the new model
     
  13. CarlEdwardsRulz

    CarlEdwardsRulz Started as a Rusty Wallace fan

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    Wish they would do that part another day... something ain't right.
     
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  14. MWick4

    MWick4 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about anyone else but when Carl started to get choked up it actually started to get me a little, I've been a fan of his for as long as I can remember. Meeting him was one of the greatest things, best all around guy to walk the garage.
     
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  15. Swagger Racing 26

    Swagger Racing 26 Well-Known Member

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    well this press conference from him was basically, i don't really wanna retire but i have to because ... ?
     
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  16. MrDude68

    MrDude68 Occasional Backwards Driver

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    That's not what I heard at all... He does "want" to retire (I mean, in a way, he must still be torn about it), but it's still unclear why. My big question is where is he going after this? He's 37 years old, he's clearly not ready to retire from everything. He just seems to have no obvious direction, at least not that he's disclosed. It still doesn't fully make sense.
     
  17. ShadowKnight508

    ShadowKnight508 SRD Cup Series Driver - #81 Ford Fusion

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  18. Tim2488

    Tim2488 Everything Bacon.

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    I'm ashamed to be "related" to some of these so called "FANS" of the sport. Absolute ignorant, racist bastards.
     
  19. Reza Maulana

    Reza Maulana Well-Known Member

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    It's NASCAR fans on social media. Of course they would be massive jerks on social media, complaining anything and just everything...
     
  20. Ajwehr

    Ajwehr Well-Known Member

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    Just look at the comments in this thread. Smh
     

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