Martinsville Fans REALLY Didn't Want To See Jimmie Johnson Win

Fans at Martinsville clearly had no interest in seeing Jimmie Johnson win again, as they made their feelings toward the four-time defending Cup champion known by showering him with boos in driver introductions.

Johnson's boos registered the highest decibel number on SB Nation's noise meter, ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s cheers.

One puzzling note: Denny Hamlin got a surprising number of boos in his home state. Typically not among the top 10 in crowd noise, Hamlin tied for fourth this week – but most of the noise was negative until he took the microphone and told the fans, "Go Hokies!"

We're not sure why fans haven't embraced Hamlin – the primary alternative to Johnson this year. The other title contender, Kevin Harvick, didn't even make the top 10 in most noise at Sunday's race.

Here are the complete rankings:

Driver  dB Type of Noise Comment/Explanation
1 Jimmie Johnson 91.9 Boos Fans REALLY didn't want a JJ win
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 90.5 Cheers Still most popular
3 Kyle Busch 89.3 Boos No love for Rowdy
T4 Denny Hamlin 89.2 Mostly boos Puzzling; Why boos in his home state?
T4 Mark Martin 89.2 Cheers The sentimental pick
6 Jeff Burton 88.1 Cheers Local favorite
7 Jeff Gordon 87.9 Mix Fans softening on dislike this year
8 Tony Stewart 86.9 Cheers Can do no wrong in his fans' eyes
9 Kasey Kahne 86.6 Cheers Many new Red Bull fans
10 Ryan Newman 85.6 Cheers Outside pole-sitter

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