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Jayski.com: Hamlin comments on possibility of Edwards' return

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, practices for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 28, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

#11-Denny Hamlin met with the media Friday at Richmond International Speedway.

Q: What are the odds, in your opinion, that your former teammate Carl Edwards would come back next year?

Hamlin: "I would just be guessing, but I would say 50 percent. I think that Carl is a competitor. At his age, I'd find it hard to believe that he would just step away and not do it ever again. I think him leaving the window open in his press conference to say he's not retiring, he's just stepping away, I think it depends. I don't know. Has anyone found out whether he's having a good time right now or not? I think that would tell the story about whether he's interested in coming back or not. From what I hear from all the retired drivers, it's awesome for like a few months - then you kind of get bored a little bit."

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