REPORT: NASCAR's Carl Edwards likely will retire on Wednesday

Fox Sports and ESPN are reporting Columbia, Missouri native Carl Edwards will retire immediately from NASCAR.

The JGR driver is expected to make the announcement Wednesday. Edwards won 28 times over his 13-year career in the highest level of the sport. His best season-ending finish was second in both 2008 and 2011.

Edwards raced local tracks early in his career, including I-44 Speedway in Lebanon.