Gluckometer, Michigan: Unexpected Reactions For Kurt Busch, Harvick/Logano

Michigan may perhaps be the place where the majority of NASCAR fans finally separated Kurt Busch from his younger brother Kyle.

Busch, the pole-sitter, recorded a sizable amount of cheers as he was introduced to the crowd before the race.

This was surprising in that Busch had never received cheers in any of the previous Gluckometer ratings since 2004. But that's exactly what happened. Kurt got a positive welcome, while the typical negative reaction for a member of the Busch family was reserved solely for Kyle.

Another surprise was the reactions for Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano following their Pocono incident. It wasn't surprising that fans would cheer for them (everyone likes to pick a side), but it was expected that those cheers for at least one of the drivers would be mixed in with boos.

For example, a Harvick fan who didn't appreciate Logano would figure to boo for the young driver, and vice versa.

But that wasn't what happened: Both got cheers.

Here's how Busch, Logano and Harvick stacked up according to a handheld decibel meter:

Driver     dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 86.4 Cheers Most Popular Driver
2 Jimmie Johnson 85.4 Mix Not all boos, for once
3 Kurt Busch 83.8 Cheers Stunning turnaround
T4 Jeff Gordon 83.3 Mix Reaction varies by track
T4 Mark Martin 83.3 Cheers Defending race winner
6 Tony Stewart 81.7 Cheers Popular driver
7 Kyle Busch 81.5 Boos Least noise in weeks
8 Joey Logano 80.7 Cheers Firesuit fallout
9 Kasey Kahne 80.5 Cheers Popular driver
10 Kevin Harvick 79.3 Cheers Firesuit fallout
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