Gluckometer, Richmond: Hamlin Finally Gets Some Love

One of the biggest ongoing mysteries in the Gluckometer ratings every week is the surprising lack of noise for Denny Hamlin.

Hamlin was anointed as the top preseason threat to Jimmie Johnson, was in the headlines for his clash with Brad Keselowski and has become a regular presence at the front of the field.

And yet, when he's introduced to the crowd every week, the noise barely registers.

Hamlin has cracked the Gluckometer top 10 just once all season – at Martinsville, his best track. But finally, he got some love from his home fans at Richmond to move him to a season-high sixth in the noise ratings.

Here's how Hamlin stacked up, along with the rest:

 

Driver dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 86.6 Cheers Most popular driver
2 Jimmie Johnson 86.2 Boos Boos dominate cheers
T3 Kyle Busch 85.9 Boos Busch Brother
T3 Tony Stewart 85.9 Cheer/boo mix Popular driver
5 Jeff Gordon 85.7 Boos Surprising amount of boos
T6 Mark Martin 85.3 Cheers Lowest Hendrick driver
T6 Denny Hamlin 85.3 Cheers Hometown favorite
8 Kurt Busch 85.2 Boos Busch Brother
9 Carl Edwards 85.1 Cheers Popular driver
10 Kasey Kahne 84.9 Cheers Popular driver
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