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|