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All he knows for certain is he’d love to go out with a second straight series title.

“We can go into this with a little more confidence, a little more pep in our step,” he said. “Our team’s pumped up about it, excited for me. I’m excited about it. It puts a lot of confidence in me that Jack Roush and everybody at Roush Fenway has the belief in me to go out there and run that car next year. It gives us a little bit of an extra edge going into the rest of the season and to finish it off on a strong note. That’s the only way we can go out, to win a championship.”

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