Allowing drivers to speak as they were introduced to the crowd completely shook up the Gluckometer noise ratings this week, knocking Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of the top 10 and boosting names like Jeff Green and Todd Bodine into the top 15.
Brad Keselowski's "Kyle Busch is an ass!" comment recorded the loudest-ever crowd reaction since we started using the decibel meter to measure noise.
Below we have listed the quote or song which drew the loudest reactions for each driver. Some of them (Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr.) got the loudest reactions when they first walked through the curtain, not based on anything they said.
|Driver||dB||Type of Noise||Quote/Song|
|1||Brad Keselowski||104.2||Cheers||"Kyle Busch is an ass!"|
|2||Kyle Busch||94.3||Boos||"Aw, y'all are SO loving."|
|3||Tony Stewart||90.3||Cheers||"…I want to see a hell of a wreck."|
|4||AJ Allmendinger||89.1||Cheers||"Hope I'm in front of Brad and Kyle when this all goes down."|
|5||Jeff Gordon||87.7||Boos||"I'm Jeff Gordon…"|
|6||Mark Martin||87.4||Cheers||"Let's have a ball tonight!"|
|7||Kevin Harvick||86.9||Cheers||"Like he said, drink beer!"|
|8||Jimmie Johnson||86.8||Boos||"I'm Jimmie Johnson…"|
|9||Kasey Kahne||86.3||Cheers||Song: "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer"|
|10||Carl Edwards||86.2||Mixed||Song: "Why Can't We Be Friends?"|
|11||Elliott Sadler||85.6||Cheers||"Wooooooo!" (like Ric Flair)|
|12||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||84.9||Cheers||"I'm Dale Earnhardt Jr. …"|
|13||Jeff Green||84.5||Cheers||Song: "Sweet Home Alabama"|
|14||Regan Smith||83.8||Cheers||"Hope you drink a lot of beer!"|
|15||Todd Bodine||83.6||Laughter||Song: Three Stooges theme song|
Below: A young fan from Bristol holds a sign after Kyle Busch's victory. (Getty Images)