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CONCORD, N.C. – Sunday at Kansas Speedway marks the conclusion of Round 2 of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and Jimmie Johnson will battle to secure a position in the Round of 8.

Johnson – a three-time winner at the 1.5-mile track -- noted the pressure of clinching a spot as the rounds progress.

“The playoffs are never comfortable and then as each elimination takes place, the intensity and that uncomfortable level continues to rise,” the driver said.

For more from Johnson on the playoffs, check out the video above.