CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Politics may be in Carl Edwards' future now that his NASCAR driving days are over.

Edwards told The Associated Press that he would consider a challenge to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill next year, although he added that he has no plans at the moment to enter the race. His comments come two weeks after he ended his racing career.

Columbia College political science professor Terry Smith speculated in a piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge the Democratic two-term senator next year.