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Title: Carl Edwards to retire immediately
Post by: jopajoe on 01/10/17, 02:02 PM
http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/exclusive-carl-edwards-wont-race-2017 (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/exclusive-carl-edwards-wont-race-2017)
Title: Re: Carl Edwards to retire immediately
Post by: Krusty on 01/26/17, 07:09 PM
Just read that he may be running for a congressional seat in Missouri!
Title: Re: Carl Edwards to retire immediately
Post by: Robert Vining on 01/27/17, 06:40 AM
Sorry I missed this when you posted Joe.

I still don't understand why he walked away. I mean, if he was still driving for Roush... like Biffle was, then I get it. Biffle walked away this year as well. But to walk away from one of the sports best teams... I just don't get it. I hope he and his family are healthy.
Title: Re: Carl Edwards to retire immediately
Post by: J.R.Franklin on 01/27/17, 09:40 AM
Have you ever had a job that you loved and were very good at?  Where you made great money and had great support from management?  BUT... the job was very demanding, stressful and cut into your personal and family time SO much so that you just burned out on it and were not passionate about doing it anymore?  Not to mention the huge disappointment of almost reaching the pinnacle of your profession only to come up short not once, but multiple times?

I totally get it and in my own VERY small way have experienced it firsthand.

The good thing for Carl and his family is that he is in a financial position to be able to make that decision, walk away and embrace a new challenge that will hopefully rekindle that passion.  Many people are not fortunate enough to be able to do that... even though they wish they could.