Roush Fenway Racing

Kenseth doesn't understand Edwards' retirement

Matt Kenseth has had several conversations with Carl Edwards, and none has given him any insight into why his teammate suddenly retired.

Edwards abruptly walked away from the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing two weeks ago. Team owner Gibbs informed his drivers of Edwards' decision on a Sunday night conference call, and nothing that Edwards has said since has helped them understand.

"I called him and asked him (why) straight out, and when I hung up, it was probably less clear than before I picked (the phone) up," Kenseth said. "I tried to listen to what he was saying, I tried to listen to what he wasn't saying and I didn't really come up with...