For the first time since Dover, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was not at the top of the prerace driver introduction noise rankings.
At New Hampshire, the decibel meter used to calculate the Gluckometer measured Jeff Gordon with a larger crowd reaction than Earnhardt Jr. – although not by much. It was likely a product of fans reacting to Gordon's aggressive driving at Sonoma.
Though Earnhardt Jr. was second, the other highly notable crowd reaction was for Joey Logano. The crowd showered the driver from nearby Connecticut with cheers, and he received the most noise yet in his young career.
Here are the complete rankings:
|Driver||dB||Type of Noise||Comment/Explanation|
|1||Jeff Gordon||87.6||Mix||Likely Sonoma-related|
|2||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||87.4||Cheers||Most popular driver|
|3||Joey Logano||87.3||Cheers||Home track|
|4||Tony Stewart||86.9||Mostly cheers||Popular driver|
|5||Mark Martin||86.4||Cheers||Most recent NH winner|
|6||Kyle Busch||86.3||Boos||Nationwide winner|
|7||Jimmie Johnson||86.1||Boos||JJ fatigue|
|T8||Carl Edwards||85.9||Cheers||Popular driver|
|T8||Kasey Kahne||85.9||Cheers||Popular driver|
|10||Kurt Busch||85.2||Mix||Former NH winner|