Intimidator intimidated at Pocono

Jeremy Mayfield intimidated the Intimidator to win a rain-delayed Pocono 500 on Monday. On the final lap, Mayfield took his Mobil 1 Ford Taurus under Dale Earnhardt's GM Goodwrench Chevy Monte Carlo going through turn 3 of the Pennsylvania tri-oval, forcing Earnhardt high and into the rubber debris beyond the normal racing line. Robert Yates Racing twins Dale Jarrett and Ricky Rudd made the most of Earnhardt's loss of momentum, finishing second and third respectively.

Intimidator intimidated at Pocono

On the slowing down lap, Earnhardt showed his displeasure at Mayfield's "impudence" by rubbing down the side of the Kentucky native's Taurus. Afterwards, the seven-times Winston Cup champion and master of the last lap "love tap" refused to condemn Mayfield's move, describing it as "just racing".

Pocono Raceway, Race 15 of 34
Pos No Driver Sponsor Make Laps Points
12 Jeremy Mayfield Mobil 1 Ford 200 5 180
88 Dale Jarrett Quality Care Ford 200 170
28 Ricky Rudd Texaco/Havoline Ford 200 165
3 Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench Chev 200 5 165
6 Mark Martin Valvoline Ford 200 5 160
20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Pont 200 5 155
99 Jeff Burton Exide Batteries Ford 200 5 151
24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chev 200 142
31 Mike Skinner Lowe's Chev 200 5 143
2 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite Ford 200 10 144

Time of Race: 3 hours, 34 minutes, 41 seconds
Margin of Victory: 0.581s
Average Speed: 139.741 mph
Lead Changes: 24 among 11 drivers
Caution laps: 5 for 17 laps
Lap Leaders: Rusty Wallace 1-22, Jeremy Mayfield 23-26, Wallace 27-37, Mike Skinner 38-53, Tony Stewart 54-73, Skinner 74, Mayfield 75-77, Stewart 78, Wallace 79-106, Stewart 107-109, Dale Earnhardt 110, Jeff Burton 111-112, Mark Martin 113, Kevin Lepage 114, Kyle Petty 115-116, Wallace 117-162, Stewart 163-164, Earnhardt 165, Lepage 166, Jerry Nadeau 167, Brett Bodine 168-171, Stewart 184, Earnhardt 185-199, Mayfield 200


POS DRIVER NAME POINTS
1 BOBBY LABONTE 2240
2 DALE EARNHARDT 2183
3 DALE JARRETT 2125
4 WARD BURTON 2096
5 JEFF BURTON 2019
6 RUSTY WALLACE 1999
7 TONY STEWART 1976
8 RICKY RUDD 1975
9 MARK MARTIN 1958
10 JEFF GORDON 1874
11 MIKE SKINNER 1803
12 MATT KENSETH 1797
13 TERRY LABONTE 1796
14 DALE EARNHARDT, JR 1695
15 BILL ELLIOTT 1657
16 JEREMY MAYFIELD 1646
17 STEVE PARK 1563
18 JOHN ANDRETTI 1550
19 KEN SCHRADER 1539
20 CHAD LITTLE 1534
21 STERLING MARLIN 1533
22 JOHNNY BENSON 1507
23 ROBERT PRESSLEY 1442
24 JIMMY SPENCER 1426
25 JOE NEMECHEK 1380

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