While I don't necessarily disagree with this, I'm to selfish to say that I wish he would retire. It just wouldn't be the same without him. I remember when Earnhardt Sr. died it took a couple of years for me to get back into Nascar. I'm not saying I wouldn't watch because I watched every race this year even though he missed half the season. It just wouldn't be as exciting to me because I'm a die hard Earnhardt fan.Personally, I think he should retire from driving while he is healthy. The concussion problem that pulled him out of the car this year is something that never completely heals. One hard hit and it could start again, with even worse symptoms. And take even longer to heal or the symptoms could stay forever. It would stink to see him looking like some punch drunk boxer for the rest of his life.
Several former drivers have said they expect Edwards back in a car before the end of the season.Carl Edwards anounced that he's retiring today. Didn't see that one coming, especially since he almost won the championship last year.
You're correct on the Ford part. I've read that there's a good chance he'll be drive for Penske next year. Something must of happened at Gibbs for him to want out of his contract so bad that he "retired".Several former drivers have said they expect Edwards back in a car before the end of the season.
With Ford's big push this year (Stewart-Haas wasnt cheap) and Edwards essentially being Ford's factory driver for years until Gibbs dangled a fortune in his face, he might want to go back to Jack Roush and Ford, and needed to find a way out of his current contract.