Which drivers intimidate now? Nobody's Earnhardt, but there are scary ones

Scary drivers in NASCAR? Goes with the territory. And though there is no Intimidator these days, there are plenty of drivers -- and for different reasons -- you would hate to see in the rearview, writes David Newton.

Updated: November 7, 2008, 5:02 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Terry Labonte was only three turns from the checkered flag as he made his final lap around Bristol Motor Speedway on a picture-perfect night in 1999. Unfortunately, the black No. 3 of Dale Earnhardt loomed in his rearview mirror like a dark cloud.


Before Labonte could get through the 36-degree banking of Turn 2, Earnhardt turned Labonte's car sideways and sent him spinning into the backstretch wall.

As he accepted the trophy in Victory ...

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