Since suddenly stepping divided from NASCAR just weeks before a 2017 season, Carl Edwards has spent time farming, sailing, drifting and traveling.
One thing he hasn’t finished — deliberate a lapse to NASCAR as a driver.
Edwards was during Sonoma Raceway Saturday making a unite appearance, and as he met a media, speak fundamentally incited to either he’s suspicion about returning to a sport.
“I haven’t talked to anyone and we haven’t even deliberate entrance back,” Edwards told reporters. “Not right now. we consider it’s flattering transparent if we feel like we unequivocally wish to do something afterwards we would do it. But like we pronounced in January, we theory we would speak to Coach (team owners Joe Gibbs) initial and we haven’t had any conversations about that.”
Edwards’ Jan. 11 announcement he would not drive a No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota this season stunned many in a sport. A maestro of 13 NASCAR seasons, Edwards is still only 37 and walked divided while still one of a chosen drivers in a sport. He won 3 races final season, and finished fourth in a NASCAR Cup standings.
Edwards has 28 career NASCAR Cup victories, some-more than a series of drivers who’ve already been inducted into a NASCAR Hall of Fame.
When Edwards announced skeleton not to expostulate this season, he did not use a word “retirement” (“I’m not regulating a ‘R’ word,” he said), withdrawal a doorway open for a probable lapse some day. But he did contend he was confident with his career, and wanted to stay healthy and spend some-more time with his family.
So far, Edwards is enjoying his time divided from a sport. He works on his Missouri farm, has done some sailing and traveled to Hawaii. The longtime protected commander has also been flying.
“I’m substantially happier and some-more content,” Edwards said. “You … know how change is; there’s good and bad and there’s uneasiness. But, man, I’m enjoying life.”