Friday 9th June 2000
Dale Earnhardt took command of the Pocono 500, Pennsylvania (US), with 16 laps remaining and held a narrow advantage entering the final lap. Coming across the treacherous “tunnel turn,” Jeremy Mayfield popped Earnhardt sideways and slipped past to record his third career win. “I was just rattling his cage a little,” said Mayfield, who was met with both boos and cheers as he crossed the finish. Earnhardt regained the handle of his car, but dropped to fourth in the final mile.