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Carl Edwards to announce retirement from NASCAR

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (19) greets fans during driver introductions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that NASCAR driver Carl Edwards is retiring. Joe Gibbs Racing has scheduled a pair of news conferences Wednesday. Jan. 11, 2017, in which Edwards is expected to announce he is giving up the sport immediately. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

In some rather shocking news that took not only the motorsports world by storm but the whole sports world by storm. Nascar driver Carl Edwards has announced his retirement effective immediately.

The 13-year veteran and 28-time winner in Nascar’s Premiere Series will be replaced by Daniel Suarez this season. Edwards, who will hold a press conference to make the official announcement tomorrow, has said he is interested in pursuing other opportunities in his personal life.

For those of you out of the Nascar loop, this decision to call it quits for Edwards has been compared to Detroit Lions great Barry Sanders retiring at just 31-years of age.

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