Gluckometer At Talladega: No Surprise In The No. 1 Spot

The Talladega crowd wasn't quite as loud as expected, but the result was certainly predictable: Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the most noise in the capital of Junior Nation.

There weren't too many surprises this week, other than David Reutimann almost making the top 10 (he was driving a University of Alabama car) and Carl Edwards receiving more boos than normal since the Brad Keselowski incident (Keselowski typically gets mildly booed every week, but this week was mildly cheered).

Another trend: Mark Martin, who was either No. 1 or No. 2 in noise almost all of last season, has been in the bottom half of the top 10 recently. We aren't sure why.

Driver dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 87.2 Cheers Most popular driver
2 Jimmie Johnson 86.6 Boos Got cheers when he wrecked
3 Tony Stewart 85.6 Cheers Popular driver
4 Jeff Gordon 85.4 Cheer/boo mix Fans like threat to Jimmie
5 Kyle Busch 84.6 Boos Least-favorite for many fans
6 Mark Martin 84.0 Cheers Dropped since first few weeks
7 Kurt Busch 82.4 Boos Busch Brother
8 Carl Edwards 82.0 Cheer/boo mix More boos than usual
9 Kevin Harvick 81.9 Cheers Popular driver
10 Kasey Kahne 81.4 Cheers Popular driver
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