As Kyle Busch has said in paraphrasing the late Dale Earnhardt, it doesn't matter if he gets booed. He just wants the most noise.
He got both at Dover, topping the Gluckometer ratings for the second time this season (he earlier got the most noise in his hometown of Las Vegas).
Surprisingly – perhaps because Philadelphia-area fans are so used to booing loudly – three of the top four drivers in the noise ratings had boos. Often, the most-cheered drivers have the most noise.
The full ratings (ranked by decibels) below:
|Driver||dB||Type of Noise||Comment/Explanation|
|1||Kyle Busch||85.5||Boos||Heard cheers when he won|
|2||Jimmie Johnson||85.3||Boos||Heard cheers for speeding penalty|
|3||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||84.5||Cheers||Wasn't much else to cheer about|
|4||Jeff Gordon||83.9||Boos||No love from the First State|
|5||Mark Martin||81.3||Cheers||Popular driver|
|6||Tony Stewart||81.2||Cheers||Popular driver|
|7||Juan Pablo Montoya||80.8||Boos||Says he doesn't know why fans boo|
|8||Carl Edwards||79.2||Cheers||Fans wanted 'Concrete Carl' victory|
|9||Martin Truex Jr.||79.1||Cheers||Home track favorite|
|10||Kasey Kahne||78.8||Cheers||L.L. Cool K|