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CONCORD, N.C. -- There's no doubt that racing runs in Jimmie Johnson's blood.

The driver -- now in his 15th season of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition -- has six championships to his name, along with a lengthy resume of wins and other achievements.

He's also already locked into the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

However, while on the hunt for his seventh championship, the 40-year-old driver said he has lent some thought to the idea of what comes next.

"As I talk to other guys in their 40s, everybody is starting to think, ‘What would be next, after this? What would life be after this?’" Johnson said on the latest NASCAR on NBC podcast.

And while the 40-year-old doesn't quite know what is in store for him after he hangs up the Sprint Cup helmet, he knows racing will be involved.

"I feel like after the success we’ve had, I still need to have a presence here," Johnson said. "I still want to have a presence in the sport. It might be two wheels, might be swimming, might be four wheels, but racing is in my blood and that’s really what I want to do."

To hear Johnson discuss the 2016 season in more detail, along with his family's summer in Colorado and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation's charitable efforts, check out Nate Ryan's latest podcast here.