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As the college football season comes to a close, many sports lovers’ thoughts turn to the start of the NASCAR season in February. With the Daytona 500 in our sights and the thought of superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. ready to come back and race again, expectations were high for what should be an amazing season.

But nobody ever expected this.

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In a stunning story, FOXSports.com reported and tweeted out Jan. 10 that superstar Carl Edwards is set to announce that he will not only be leaving Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), but also that he will not even race at all in 2017. The announcement is said to become official on Jan. 11, where JGR will make a formal announcement to replace Carl with Daniel Suarez, who is the reigning NASCAR XFINITY Series champion.


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In the past 13 years, NASCAR fans have fallen in love with Carl’s laid-back nature and backward somersaults. Carl also has taken the checkered flag 28 times through his career, which included 445 starts.

While Carl has yet to make a comment about these reports, we hope that he does whatever is best for him at this point of life and his career, and we look forward to seeing what he might find behind the next turn.

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