Gluckometer, Sonoma: Positive Reception For Hometown Favorite Gordon

As expected, Jeff Gordon was given a rousing ovation at Infineon Raceway, which is mere miles from his hometown of Vallejo.

But it wasn't enough to top Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Still, Gordon received all cheers and no audible trace of boos – which is rare at nearly every other track except for Sonoma.

The Gordon love spilled over to fellow Californian Jimmie Johnson as well, who heard far more cheers than usual.

One note: Because the crowd was so spread out, there weren't enough fans to record a decibel reading on the device we used to measure the Gluckometer's sound. So we relied on the traditional ear method this week.

Driver   Rating Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8.0 Cheers Most Popular Driver
2 Jeff Gordon 7.5 Cheers Warm reception in hometown
3 Kyle Busch 7.0 Boos Many fans' least favorite
T4 Jimmie Johnson 6.5 Mostly cheers California crowd
T4 Tony Stewart 6.5 Cheers Frank Stoddard later booed
6 Mark Martin 6.0 Cheers Popular driver
7 Kasey Kahne 5.5 Cheers High-pitched cheers
8 Kevin Harvick 5.0 Mix Firesuit fallout
T9 Jamie McMurray 4.0 Cheers Intro'd as Daytona 500 champ
T9 Juan Pablo Montoya 4.0 Boos No love for former winner
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