Statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles on Carl Edward's retirement from NASCAR Sprint Cup racing following the 2016 season:
"Carl Edwards has been a fan favorite at the Speedway for more than a decade," said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. "Everyone at the Racing Capital of the World has loved welcoming him to our track and has enjoyed celebrating some big moments with him, including earning the pole at the 2015 Brickyard 400. Carl has meant so much to the entire motorsports community and his status as a top-tier driver has never been in question. I join everyone in congratulating Carl on a fantastic career and wishing him and his family all the best moving forward."
Edwards first ran the Brickyard 400 in 2005. He placed in the top ten three times, finishing second in 2008. Over the course of his NASCAR career he compiled 28 race victories, 22 poles and 124 top five finishes.