Seven-year veteran and 2007 Nationwide Series champion Carl Edwards won’t be returning full-time to the second-tier NASCAR circuit for the 2012 season, telling NASCAR.com he won’t be committing to any races as of right now.

"The way we're approaching this season is, I'm not committing to any races right now," Edwards told NASCAR.com. "And as the season goes, if I decide I'm just a nervous ball of energy on Saturdays and I can't function without going and racing -- because that might be the case -- then we'll work to try to go (Nationwide) racing."

Edwards has finished in the series’ top 3 in every season he’d raced and the top 2 in each season but 2005 before last season, when he was ineligible for the season championship after NASCAR ruled drivers wouldn’t be able to compete for two series titles in the same year.