NASCAR: Carl Edwards Back Flips From Racing, Leaving JGR, Will Not Race in 2017

By  //  January 11, 2017

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ABOVE VIDEO: Carl Edwards will leave Joe Gibbs Racing and not compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017.

(NASCAR) –  Carl Edwards, winner of 28 career races at NASCAR’s top level and considered one of the preseason title favorites heading into the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, is stepping away from competition to pursue other interests.

The always affable Edwards said Wednesday, “I’m stepping away from full-time driving in the Cup Series. … This is the most scared I’ve been about anything.”

The official announcement was made this morning at Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina

Edwards, 37, was scheduled to compete in the JGR No. 19 Toyota Camry for 2017.

It was to be his third season with the organization and his 14th since making his debut in 2004 with Roush Fenway Racing.

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Known for his patent back flip following his 28 career victories, Edwards said Wednesday morning, “This has been a very difficult decision for me but I’m confident that it is the right one,” (NASCAR image)


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