Carl Edwards has a 'feeling' he will return to racing
Carl Edwards might have to call Kenny Wallace for for a dirt-racing ride in the near future.
Carl Edwards can't escape the itch.
Edwards, who surprised many in NASCAR with an abrupt retirement from NASCAR in January, told STL Motorsport Magazine on Sunday he is ready to get back behind the wheel.
“I have a feeling I will drive some dirt cars. I love dirt racing,” Edwards said. “I miss it. Basically for me, I was riding my bicycle the other day and I was thinking. … I’m just getting to where I can get up in the morning and not think about racing and kind of move on. But there will be a time where it’ll be real hard not to go up to Moberly (Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri) or come over here to Pevely (Federated Auto Parts Raceway in Pevely, Missouri) or something and race a little bit. When that time comes it’ll be a lot of fun.”
The affable and outgoing Edwards, 38, has 28 race victories, 22 poles, 124 top fives and 220 top 10s in 445 starts, though he never has claimed an outright title on NASCAR's top series since he broke in before the 2004 season. He and Tony Stewart tied for the championship in 2011, but Stewart won the title in a tiebreaker.
Edwards said he talks to dirt racer Steve Arpin about Global Rally Cross cars and could soon be testing out a 600-horsepower Supercar but a local dirt race for the Columbia, Mo. native seems most realistic.
“I’m probably going to be a little rusty, so I’ll have to call (fellow Missourian) Kenny Wallace. I hear he has some real fast cars. Somewhere down the road when it is time it will be a lot of fun."