Say it ain’t so. How can one of the greatest drivers today just walk away? I mean I grew up watching this guy and grew to really enjoying watching him drive that Toyota Camry. I can honestly thank Mr. Edwards for helping me get closer to my dad. On Sunday afternoons we would sit and watch the race and one of our mutual favorites was Ol’ Carl. So I say again, “Say it ain’t so”.
Selfish reasons aside, I know Carl has to do what’s best for him and his family, but it won’t make things any easier. To make matters worse, it is hard to see someone walk away seemingly on top of the sport and be so close to winning it all twice. As someone who played sports in high school (which basically makes me an expert), to come so close to something only to have your career end before you could accomplish your goal is heartbreaking. I know he is a competitor and I feel for him because I know it will haunt him for the rest of his life. He may never say it publically, but once an athlete, always an athlete. He will always want to drive again and what makes matters worse is he will always drive only to be restricted by a speed limit. I know that monster, the stuff in the basement, will always be there and it will make life tough even if you don’t want to admit it.
Best of wishes to you brother Carl. I hope you find what you are seeking.