DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson had to choose a new hashtag for his social media channels after using #se7en during his pursuit of his record-tying NASCAR championship. 

The hashtag was special to Johnson because he incorporated style from late friend Ricky Hendrick, and it was in use for three years as Johnson didn't grab title No. 7 until last season. 

It tied him with Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for most Cup titles. Now he's got his sights set on eight. 

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