Carl Edwards leaving NASCAR with health, no regrets

Carl Edwards leaving NASCAR with health, no regrets
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Carl Edwards will leave Joe Gibbs Racing effective immediately, without any regrets and while he's still got his health.? He announced his plans on Wednesday, saying he has no plans to race again, but he said he wouldn't use the word "retirement." Edwards said the timing was right to retire now -- that he is satisfied with his career, the schedule is grueling and he can step away now while he is healthy. "I need to take that time right now and devote it to people that are important to me. ... Those [health] risks are something that I want to minimize," Edwards said. Edwards will be replaced by Daniel Suarez, the first full-time Mexican-born driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 37-year-old Edwards spent the last two years at JGR and had one year remaining on his deal. NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France issued a statement after Edwards' announcement. "Carl Edwards has made an indelible mark on...
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