Contributing Editor Bob Priddy, a pretty diehard race fan, and most certainly a hardcore member of the Show-Me state, recently posted a story on the Missourinet news blog.
This caught our eye for a couple of reasons: One, Priddy knows what he is talking about, and two, it dealt with retired driver Carl Edwards and racing. The sage Priddy points out that Edwards was once a championship contender in NASCAR and the driver quit at the height of his career to become a corn and bean farmer in his home state of Missouri.
Edwards has been getting his fair share of recognition since leaving NASCAR, and Priddy points out that the racer was recently elected to his first Hall of Fame (Ozarks Area Racers Foundation HoF). Almost immediately the article eliminates the possibility of Edwards rejoining NASCAR. However, it did raise the possibility of Edwards may want to jump into dirt track racing in some fashion. Edwards was a talented modified driver before working his way into a NASCAR ride.
Priddy quoted sources like STL Motorsports Magazine the Springfield News-Leader, carefully putting together the pieces of a story that has Cousin Carl wanting to get back into a dirt track racecar.
Using his hours driving tractors on dirt farm lots, Priddy states that Edwards is “looking forward to going slowly in the dirt. And going fast, too, ON the dirt.” It sounds like we have not heard the end of this story. Read the full story at: Carl Edwards Wants To Play In The Dirt.