Jimmie Johnson passes Earnhardt on wins list

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With his 77th career victory, Jimmie Johnson passed Dale Earnhardt for seventh place in NASCAR annals. When the race went green on Lap 203, Jimmie Johnson pushed Harvick to the lead then took the bottom lane. Johnson held off Harvick coming to the white flag and extended his lead by 0.772-seconds

Jimmie Johnson ties Earnhardt Sr. for all time wins at Atlanta

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Jimmie Johnson tied Dale Earnhardt Sr. on the all-time NASCAR wins list with his 76th career victory, winning for the second year in a row at Atlanta. Harvick was about 5 seconds behind when Ryan Newman blew a left rear, bringing out a caution with just two laps remaining, bringing the front of the field