10 biggest takeaways from NASCAR Media Tour – FOXSports.com
The seven-time champion said that once his streak of five consecutive titles was broken in 2011, all the pressure was off and so he’s not stressing over the possibility winning a record-setting eighth title.
“I feel a larger responsibility in being a real leader at Hendrick Motorsports and being there for my teammates and team members,” said Johnson. “I feel a stronger calling for being involved in the Drivers Council and a part of NASCAR and trying to help this sport. Absolutely, I’m showing up to win races and championships. But, I feel almost more pressure to handle that part correctly than I do to go out and win an eighth.”
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