"The pilot hit the brakes and it's a good thing they worked. It really wasn't a big deal. The pilot was great in how he handled it all," Fox said in a text to Dawg Nation.
The plane returned to the gate for a maintenance check and refueling. Once all systems checked out, including brakes, the flight departed again for Miami at 11:59 a.m.
"These types of procedures are part of flight crews' extensive training," according to Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant.
The planes were about 1.25 miles apart when the Delta flight 749 on an MD-88 crossed the runway as the MD-90 aborted its takeoff, according to the FAA.