As often as possible, I try to measure fan reaction to the drivers during pre-race introductions.
In the past, I've done it on a 1-10 scale using my ears. This year, I enlisted help using a new decibel meter.
Here are the drivers who got the most noise prior to tonight's Budweiser Shootout:
Driver Noise in dB Type of noise
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 90.5 Cheers
- Kyle Busch 88.1 Boos
- Mark Martin 87.5 Cheers
- Jimmie Johnson 87.1 Boos
- Tony Stewart 86.8 Cheers
- Matt Kenseth 85.9 Cheers
- Juan Pablo Montoya 85.5 Boos
- Ken Schrader 85.5 Cheers
- Kasey Kahne 85.3 Cheers
- Carl Edwards 85.0 Cheers