Gluckometer (And Friends): Phoenix

There was no Gluckometer in Phoenix – at least the actual decibelmeter itself. So in lieu of measuring the crowd noise scientifically last weekend, SB Nation asked some aspiring NASCAR writers to help out: Toby Christie of RubbingsRacing.com, Michael Myers of Queers4Gears.com and Farrah Kaye, who contributes to several sites.

We asked each of them to rate the drivers on a 1-10 basis using an old-fashioned tool: Their ears. After receiving their rankings (1 being the least, 10 being the most), the scores were added up and averaged out, which gives us this week's Gluckometer ranking.

Phoenix-area native Michael McDowell, in the No. 10 position, appears on this list for the first time ever thanks to a hearty reception from his hometown fans.

Driver    Avg Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 9.7 Cheers Most popular driver
2 Jimmie Johnson 8.3 Cheer/boo mix Four-time champ
3 Kyle Busch 8.2 Boos Busch Brother
4 Mark Martin 7.5 Cheers Popular driver
5 Tony Stewart 6.5 Mostly cheers Popular driver
6 Juan Montoya 6.2 Boos Still hasn't won over fans
T7 Kurt Busch 6.0 Mostly boos Busch Brother
T7 Carl Edwards 6.0 Cheer/boo mix Keselowski fallout
T7 Jeff Gordon 6.0 Mostly cheers Popular driver
10 Michael McDowell 5.2 Cheers Hometown driver
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