Edwards to announce he will not race in 2017 Wednesday

By Dominic Aragon
January 11, 2017

Carl Edwards is expected to announce his retirement from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Wednesday, several outlets are reporting.

FOX Sports first reported Tuesday Edwards would not compete in the series in 2017 with 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Seires champion Daniel Suarez expected to replace him.

The outlet also said a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at noon Eastern Time at the Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters will officially announce Suarez as the driver of the No. 19 Cup car in 2017.

Edwards has competed in 445 races in NASCAR’s top-tier series since August of 2004, amassing 28 career victories and two runner-up finishes in the championship in 2008 and 2011.

Since joining Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, Edwards has won five times for the organization, finishing fifth and fourth respectively in points in his two seasons with the team.

Stay tuned for more information from tomorrow’s press conference.

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