Carl Edwards announced he was stepping away from full-time NASCAR competition on Wednesday following 14 years of racing in the organization.
Edwards spoke out about the move during a press conference, saying “I’m personally satisfied with my career.” He also alluded to focusing on other areas of his personal life.
Another consideration for Edwards was his health.
NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France released a statement following Edwards’ announcement.
“Carl Edwards has made an indelible mark on NASCAR. His hard-charging driving style has led to memorable moments that will live forever in the history of our sport. Carl’s passion and personality will greatly be missed – as will the signature backflips that NASCAR fans have come to expect following his victories. We wish Carl nothing but the best as he enters this next phase in life.”
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