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.
Type of Noise
Rare not to get some boos
Hometown track; pole-sitter
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Most popular driver
Champion; JJ fatigue
Mostly female screams
Still riding Daytona 500 wave