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Former NASCAR Star Carl Edwards May Be Running For Office

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.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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