Jimmie Johnson rewrote NASCAR history books again Sunday night by earning his 76th career victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway -- tying him with the great Dale Earnhardt.
It was a monumental moment for the sport -- as well as for Earnhardt's children.Dale Earnhardt Jr., who congratulated his Hendrick Motorsports teammate in Victory Lane after finishing second, called Johnson "a phenomenal talent."
Earnhardt Jr.'s sister and JR Motorsports co-owner Kelley Earnhardt Miller echoed Junior's sentiments on Monday morning.
"To see Jimmie do that is pretty cool," Earnhardt Miller said in her office overlooking the JR Motorsports race shop. "He and I texted back and forth last night -- he sent me a little note, just thanking (me) for the support.
"I said to him, it's just amazing in his length of time that he’s accomplished that much. It does say so much about the driver that he is and all that he's accomplished -- and why wouldn’t I be supportive of that? It's really cool, I think it's great."