Gluckometer at Texas Motor Speedway: The Boo Birds Win

They say everything is bigger in Texas – including the boos, apparently.

In a rare example of boo power, a negative crowd reaction won for the first time since the Gluckometer went to the more scientific decibel meter (as opposed to using ears).

What does it mean? Well, perhaps fans in Texas aren't as shy as others about expressing their distaste for certain drivers.

Not only did Jimmie Johnson top the list with boos, but Kyle Busch was third and Jeff Gordon received more boos than he had all season.

Other notables: Ryan Newman makes an appearance in the top 10 for the first time all year, and Mark Martin almost fell out of the top 10 for the first time this season.

The full rankings:


Driver dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Jimmie Johnson 96.7 Boos Vocal "Anybody But JJ crowd"
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 95.9 Cheers Most popular driver
3 Kyle Busch 95.5 Boos Most disliked driver overall
4 Tony Stewart 93.9 Mostly cheers Popular driver, pole-sitter
5 Jeff Gordon 90.6 Mostly boos More boos than normal
6 Kevin Harvick 89.9 Cheers Higher than usual for KH
7 Ryan Newman 89.4 Cheers Won at Phoenix
8 Kasey Kahne 89.1 Cheers First race since Hendrick news
9 Carl Edwards 89.0 Cheers Post-Keselowski boost
10 Mark Martin 88.2 Cheers Lowest noise of the season
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