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CONCORD, N.C. -- With the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs kicking off this weekend, Jimmie Johnson has been making the rounds in the media.

First came playoffs media day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Then, the driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS spent Thursday at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

He spent time on "The Sporting Life" podcast with host Jeremy Schaap, joined "The Paul Finebaum Show" and made multiple appearances on ESPN's "SportsCenter" throughout the day.

Check out some of the highlights below.