Carl Edwards: Mystery Man

Edwards backflip

Fox Sports’ Tom Jensen broke the news Wednesday that driver Carl Edwards was going to retire immediately after 13 years in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

The reason why Edwards, a few months after finishing fourth in the Cup race and seemingly at his peak, was unclear:

And the news surprised almost everyone:

Fellow driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. thinks this might not be a sure thing:

If Edwards officially announces his retirement and stays that way, he will finish with 28 career Chase wins, which ranks him seventh all-time. He also has 220 top-10 finishes in 445 starts.

FanSided ranks him as the 38th best NASCAR driver of all-time.

The Top Tens puts him at 13th all-time.

What do you think? Where does he rank among NASCAR’s all-time best drivers?

Debate at or!