Former NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards Mulling Political Run? Name ‘Coming Up A Lot’

Edwards' name reportedly is 'coming up a lot'

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Four-plus years after competing in his last NASCAR race, Carl Edwards might be considering a run at an open Senate seat in Missouri.

Jason Hancock, editor-in-chief of the Missouri Independent, on Monday shared a list of Republicans potentially vying for the seat that will be vacated next year by Roy Blunt. In a follow-up tweet, Hancock revealed that Edwards, a Missouri native, also has been floated as someone who might pursue a run at the job.

Edwards, 41, retired from NASCAR in 2017 and openly considered running for Senate the following year.

Here’s Hancock’s report:

Another name coming up a lot this morning:

Retired NASCAR driver Carl Edwards

He was among those who publicly considered a run in 2018 against then-U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Edwards’ level of potential interest in filling Blunt’s seat remains unclear.

Edwards last year was among 15 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s 2021 class. He did not earn enshrinement.

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