Gluckometer, Darlington: Old-School Fans Have A Strong Presence

If there's any track that attracts old-school fans, you'd think it would be Darlington.

That might help explain a shakeup in the Gluckometer ratings this week: According to our decibelmeter, Jeff Gordon got the most noise in pre-race introductions for the first time this season – mostly on the strength of some loud boo-birds.

The old-school fans also probably don't like Jimmie Johnson (perhaps for some of the same reasons they dislike Gordon) and Kyle Busch, but they do like drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin and Tony Stewart.

Juan Pablo Montoya draws boos every week, but he heard a larger-than-normal amount for the Southern 500. We're not sure why, but could it be because some Darlington fans are xenophobic? Feel free to leave your comments below if you agree or disagree.

Driver dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Jeff Gordon 98.7 Mostly boos Stirs strong emotions in old-school fans
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 97.2 Cheers Most popular driver
3 Jimmie Johnson 95.4 Boos Anybody But Jimmie crowd
4 Kyle Busch 94.7 Boos Busch Brother
5 Mark Martin 94.6 Cheers Old-school fans, old-school driver
6 Tony Stewart 92.1 Cheers Popular driver
7 Kasey Kahne 87.7 Cheers L.L. Cool K
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 87.3 Boos Dislike for foreigners?
9 Carl Edwards 86.8 Cheers Popular driver
10 Denny Hamlin 86.7 Cheers Popular driver
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