Former NASCAR Champion Carl Edwards Expresses Curiosity in Returning for One-Off Race – EssentiallySports


Currently, a few of the NASCAR drivers now retired from full-time racing have been making one-off appearances throughout the three nationwide collection. Now, one of many greatest names in NASCAR from the previous, Carl Edwards, has expressed his curiosity in returning to NASCAR for a one-off race.

Edwards final raced in 2017 within the Cup Collection and has since been pursuing different pursuits exterior of NASCAR. He just lately watched the Bristol dust race and was fairly fascinated by NASCAR’s return to dust racing after a very long time.

Chatting with FOX, Edwards admitted that he has been entertaining ideas about returning to the game for a brief stint; he misses his time behind the wheel and wish to reconnect with a few of his former colleagues and rivals.

I’ve considered it just a little bit. I miss the driving half loads, I miss the folks, I don’t miss the schedule. However one thing like that, a one-off could be plenty of enjoyable,” Edwards stated.

HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 19: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, climbs out of his automobile after qualifying for pole place within the NASCAR Dash Cup Collection Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Picture by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Photographs)

Carl Edwards seems at highway programs for potential NASCAR return

The previous Joe Gibbs Racing star had the prospect to do some sim testing at Daytona and he loved that. Edwards then went on to say that if he does return for a race, it will most likely be on a highway course.

“In the direction of the tip of my profession, I actually loved the highway programs. So if I have been to do one thing, it will in all probability be on a highway course,” he stated.

FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Sport Clips Toyota, celebrates profitable the rain-shortened NASCAR Dash Cup Collection AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2016 in Fort Value, Texas. (Picture by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Photographs)

“Or if NASCAR, by probability, modifications the bundle the place there’s no downforce and about 1000 horsepower. I’d in all probability be all in favour of that too,” Edwards added.

Edwards might quickly make it into the NASCAR Corridor of Fame

The previous Xfinity Collection champion is now additionally on the poll for the NASCAR Corridor of Fame. Being positioned in the identical group as a few of the biggest champions in NASCAR would imply loads to Edwards.

“To get to strap into these vehicles and drive for these folks and to have this superb profession. To be honored like that subsequent to of us who, to me, have given a lot to the game, it’s a fairly large deal. I don’t know the way to describe it nevertheless it’s a real honor,” Edwards expressed.

Edwards additionally got here the closest anybody can to the NASCAR Cup Collection title in 2011. Edwards and Tony Stewart have been tied on factors on the finish of the season, however Stewart gained the tie-breaker, courtesy of extra wins.

Many followers additionally keep in mind the 41-year-old for his well-known ‘backflip celebration’ after profitable races. Now, the followers will await his NASCAR return fairly eagerly.

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