Edwards shocked the NASCAR world when he stop aged 37 following a 2016 season by which he got here near successful an elusive first Cup sequence title.
A late-race crash within the Homestead season finale trying to defend from fellow championship challenger Joey Logano value Edwards a shot on the crown, which in the end went to Jimmie Johnson.
He received 28 races throughout his Cup profession, however by no means received the title. He completed runner-up to Johnson in 2008 and once more to Tony Stewart in 2011.
Edwards made a uncommon trackside look at Darlington on Sunday after being introduced as a member of NASCAR’s 75 Best drivers listing, and joined the FOX Sports activities TV sales space for the second stage of the Cup Sequence race.
Whereas within the sales space, his fellow retired driver Clint Bowyer requested if Edwards had ever thought of making a return to NASCAR.
He replied: ”It was straightforward to not race after I first stepped away, nevertheless it’s getting tougher and tougher.
“I like sliding stuff round and driving vehicles. So there will be a time after I go do one thing. Perhaps sim work, one thing like that … to see if I might nonetheless drive. It is a step-by-step course of.”
Edwards then added: “I like racing vehicles. I like driving vehicles. However I need to do it at 100%.
Carl Edwards celebrates victory at Homestead in 2010 together with his signature again flip
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“For me, to step away from the game after I did, I acquired to go do the issues that I wished to do 100% and if I ever come again, I would like to have the ability to give all of it I acquired.”
Edwards graduated on to Cup from the Truck Sequence with Roush Racing in 2004, competing a partial programme earlier than turning into an everyday with the Ford crew the next 12 months.
He premiered his signature backflip celebration with a maiden victory at Atlanta in 2005 and was a winner in all however three seasons throughout his Cup profession, which culminated with two years with Toyota outfit Joe Gibbs Racing.
Edwards competed concurrently within the second-tier Nationwide Sequence between 2005 and 2011, successful the 2007 title. He completed within the high three in all six years he was eligible to attain factors.