The name of former NASCAR star Carl Edwards has been floated for a possible political run. Edwards has been linked to the seat that is being vacated by Republican Missouri senator Roy Blunt.
“Another name coming up a lot this morning: Retired NASCAR driver Carl Edwards,” ,” Jason Hancock of the Missouri Independent tweeted. “He was among those who publicly considered a run in 2018 against then-U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.”
Edwards told SiriusXM radio in 2018 he was considering a political run, so the idea he may be open to it now is not a surprise.
“I believe in America, and I believe that the Constitution is the set of rules that let us have all this success and this freedom,” Edwards said. “And I think, like anyone, I care about that being there for generations to come. So yeah, if sometime in the future, there’s a chance for me to help that cause — to try to lend some assistance to not letting us get off track – then heck yeah, I’d consider it.”
Edwards, 41, experienced his best years as a driver from 2005-15, finishing second in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2008 and again in 2011.