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CONCORD, N.C. -- What's next for Jimmie Johnson after capturing his record-tying seventh NASCAR Cup Series championship?

It's simple. Chase eight.

"I feel that with the team, the sponsor, the crew chief, the work that I'm doing -- I feel like I'm doing the best work that I've ever done behind the wheel of the car -- that eight is definitely an option," Johnson said.

Hear more from the defending series champ on his mindset for 2017 in the video above.