Jimmie Johnson is very close to earning his sixth Sprint Cup Series championship, which he can do in Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
That would put him one away from tying the record of seven which is held by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt.
Some might be surprised who is among the group who thinks Johnson will have no trouble setting the new record in NASCAR - Petty himself.
"They’ve shown (they are capable) in the past," Petty said Friday. "If you look back and look at how long Petty Enterprises lasted and won championships and won races for a lot of years, right now and from the beginning of racing the Hendrick operation is the only one that’s done that good and lasted that long to compete with what they did with Petty Enterprises."