Gluckometer: Las Vegas

As Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s philosophy went, it doesn't matter if the crowd boos or cheers, as long as they're making noise.

Kyle Busch has paraphrased that comment before to explain his thunderous boos over the last few seasons. And he may be relying on it again this week after he got the loudest reception at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Why? Because while Busch got the most noise, more than half of it was boos – at his hometown track, at that.

Here are the top 10 drivers who received the loudest welcome in Vegas, according to the "Gluckometer" – a decibel meter.

 

Driver         dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1. Kyle Busch 83.3 Mixed Hometown track
2. Jeff Gordon 83.2 Cheers Rare not to get some boos
3. Kurt Busch 82.5 Mixed Hometown track; pole-sitter
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 82.0 Cheers Most popular driver
5. Jimmie Johnson 81.9 Mixed Champion; JJ fatigue
6 (tie). Mark Martin 81.8 Cheers Popular driver
6 (tie). Tony Stewart 81.8 Cheers Popular driver
8. Kasey Kahne 81.7 Cheers Mostly female screams
9. Kevin Harvick 80.8 Cheers Early-season momentum
10. Jamie McMurray 80.3 Cheers Still riding Daytona 500 wave

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