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Going, going, gone: NASCAR stars starting to step away

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jeff Gordon is working in the broadcast booth. Carl Edwards is spending time with family. Tony Stewart is hanging out at dirt tracks. Some of NASCAR's biggest stars have stepped away over the last 15 months, a thought-provoking trend that doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon. Gordon (2015) and Stewart (2016) retired from full-time racing in consecutive...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick discusses concussions for drivers

It’s not surprising that NASCAR drivers have dealt with concussion-related issues. What is alarming, though, is how often concussions seem to occur.Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s extended absence from the sport, as well as his openness about his concussion issues, shook things up quite a bit. Not only did NASCAR implement a new concussion protocol, but other drivers are starting to be...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Head-to-Head: Start of 2017 Season

Each week the Motor Racing Digest team tackles the tough questions facing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week our experts debate the hot topics as NASCAR starts the 2017 season. Question 1: What did you make of Carl Edwards’ sudden announcement that he was leaving NASCAR? Matt Lovisa: I was shocked just like everyone else, as I don’t think a lot of people saw it...
Via Motor Racing Digest
6 days ago

NASCAR America: Drivers react to Carl Edwards’ departure from sport

The NASCAR season begins this weekend without Carl Edwards behind the wheel of a car.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Will Carl Edwards make a Senate run?

When Carl Edwards said Jan. 11 that he wouldn’t be racing this year, he left open the possibility of running for public office. Now that reality might be a little closer.Columbia (Mo.) College, political science professor Terry Smith speculated in a Wednesday piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri next year. McCaskill...
Via FOX Sports
January 25, 2017

NASCAR's Carl Edwards does not rule out US Senate run in '18

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carl Edwards remains a hot topic in NASCAR, two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver. Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri next year. McCaskill, a Democrat, is in her second term. Edwards...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Can Toyota carry their 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup success into 2017?

If Drake was to ever become a bandwagon fan in NASCAR, he’d be taking warm-up laps in a Camry. What a time to be alive for Toyota racing.2016 was a groundbreaking year for Toyota in many respects. They hope to take that momentum and carry it into 2017. In a sport where Ford and Chevrolet has dominated the scene for more than 30 years, Toyota secured its first-ever NASCAR Sprint...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards’ retirement could spark a trend for NASCAR drivers retiring in their prime

In a completely unexpected move, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards announced that he wasn’t going to race in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 37-year-old Edwards didn’t completely say the word “retirement,” but the emotional Edwards sure seemed like he was at the very least not going to race full-time anymore. NASCAR Xfinity Champion Daniel Suarez will take over...
Via The Comeback
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Carl Edwards to step away from NASCAR

We might have seen Carl Edwards perform his final backflip. Joe Gibbs Racing is expected to announce Wednesday that Edwards will not compete in the 2017 season, according to a FOX Sports report. The 37-year-old will reportedly “pursue other interests outside of driving.” It’s not yet known if this is absolutely the last time we’ll see Edwards in the Monster Energy NASCAR...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart 'excited about starting the next chapter' after final race

Tony Stewart got a lot of love this weekend in his final race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prior to his retirement as a full-time driver.There was nothing remarkable about Stewart’s finish in Sunday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He ran mid-pack most of the race and finished there, too, bringing home his No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet...
Via FOX Sports
November 20, 2016
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