Carl Edwards shocked the world when he decided to retire from NASCAR in 2016 and while fans have always been hopeful that he would one day return to compete again, he really never showed much interest in doing so. In fact, every time some one does an interview with the former Xfinity Series Champion and JGR driver, he always says that part of his life is over.
With that being said, Carl Edwards did an interview with Sirius XM NACAR radio and was asked about the possibility of coming out of retirement. Interestingly enough, this time he admitted that he did miss the fans and that there are a few tracks that he would love to compete at again. Other then that however, his comments on coming out of retirement were largely the same as they’ve always been.
“I don’t have any plans to come back,” Carl Edwards said on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio “I do miss a lot of people. I stay in touch with a lot of folks and have fun, but I really appreciate the time from Joe Gibbs and everyone else to go do the things I want to do. “I do miss the fans and there are a couple races I’d like to be a part of, but for the most part I’m having a lot of fun.”
For those that missed it, Carl Edwards retired from NASCAR after coming up short in the 2016 Cup Series championship race at Homestead Miami and is largely believed to be a result of him wanting to finish his career on his terms. Of course a lot of that sentiment probably had to do with the fact that Edwards was involved in a violent crash during the closing laps of the championship race, but there are believe to be other reasons as well.
In the end, Edwards finished his career with 28 Cup Series wins, 22 poles, 124 top-fives and 220 top-ten finishes. He was also one of the most beloved drivers in the sport and while he never won a championship, came very close to doing so against Tony Stewart in 2011 and Jimmie Johnson in 2016. He was also responsible for some of the greatest moments in NASCAR history, which will live on in the minds of NASCAR fans for generations to come.