The Gluckometer had a slight malfunction this week, as the decibel meter typically used to measure the crowd noise was affected by the BOOM BOOM BOOM bass beat of the music playing as the drivers came across the stage.
So we had to resort to a backup system: The old-fashioned ears. With the help of Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel, here are the ratings for driver intros on a 1-10 scale.
|Driver||Rating||Type of Noise||Comment/Explanation|
|1||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||9.5||Cheers||Most Popular Driver|
|2||Kyle Busch||9||Boos||All-Star Race didn't help win over fans|
|3||Jimmie Johnson||8.5||Boos||Fans enjoying JJ's slump|
|4||Jeff Gordon||8||Mostly boos||Some cheers, but mostly boos|
|5||Tony Stewart||7.5||Cheers||CMS always seems friendly to Smoke|
|6||Mark Martin||7.5||Cheers||Has had a quiet season so far|
|7||Carl Edwards||7||Cheers||Popular driver|
|8||Kasey Kahne||6||Cheers||L.L. Cool K|
|9||Kurt Busch||5.5||Mix||Acutally heard some rare cheers|