Sport Edwards isn't going to Fox booth for NASCAR

22:35  10 january  2017
22:35  10 january  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

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Skip in Skip. X. Embed. X. Share. Edwards has 28 Cup wins and has finished runner-up for the championship twice, in 2008 and 2011. USA TODAY Sports. Carl Edwards is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing, the strongest team in NASCAR the past two years. (Photo: Peter Casey, USA TODAY Sports). As the NASCAR world waits to hear Carl Edwards ' explanation for his sudden retirement, one reason can be ruled out. Edwards is not leaving his No. 19 car for a TV job at Fox Sports, which had been the subject of some speculation following Tuesday morning's news.

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As the NASCAR world waits to hear Carl Edwards' explanation for his sudden retirement, one reason can be ruled out.

Edwards is not leaving his No. 19 car for a TV job at Fox Sports, which had been the subject of some speculation following Tuesday morning's news.

“We were as surprised as anyone to hear the news about Carl Edwards’ expected retirement, and we will be following the story alongside everyone else," said John Entz, president of Fox Sports Production and an executive producer, in a statement to USA TODAY Sports. "Fox Sports has really enjoyed having Carl in the booth and on our air in various capacities over the years, but speculation that he may be climbing out of the car to join the Fox NASCAR broadcast team is unfounded. Our team is set for the near future and we wish Carl well in whatever he chooses to do next.”

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Fox added Jeff Gordon to its booth last year, putting the driver alongside Darrell Waltrip and Mike Joy. Longtime analyst Larry McReynolds was moved to another position on the broadcast.

NBC Sports did not immediately respond to a request for comment, though it does not currently have any open positions in its NASCAR broadcast booth, either.

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