Charlotte: Family Members Add Twist To NASCAR Pre-Race Driver Introductions

Typically, the "Gluckometer Ratings" are a measure of how NASCAR's biggest names are received by the fans during pre-race driver introductions.

But Charlotte Motor Speedway added a unique twist: The drivers were introduced by family members (if they chose to do so).

Overall, 31 of the 43 Sprint Cup drivers had a family member or friend announce their spot in the starting lineup to the fans before the Bank of America 500.

As a result, there are some unusual names in the top 10 this week. For example: JJ Yeley's daughter, Faith, charmed the crowd with an adorable introduction of her dad.

Likewise, David Reutimann's daughter and Jeff Burton's son were also a hit with the crowd.

The Busch Brothers – Kurt and Kyle – introduced each other, which gave the crowd an extra opportunity to make their opinion of the drivers heard.

Some more drivers not typically in the top 10 who barely missed the cut thanks to inspired intros by family members: Dave Blaney (daughters), Travis Kvapil (children), Brian Vickers (dad), Bobby Labonte (kids) and Trevor Bayne (parents).

Check out the Family Edition of the Gluckometer ratings this week (measured with a handheld decibel meter from the front row of the grandstands).

Driver        dB Type of Noise Introduced by...
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 100.2 Cheers Niece
2 Jimmie Johnson 98.3 Mixed Dad
3 Mark Martin 96.8 Cheers Son
4 Tony Stewart 95.7 Cheers P.A. announcer
5 Kurt/Kyle Busch 93.2 Boos Each other
6 JJ Yeley 92.6 Cheers Daughter
7 Jeff Burton 92.4 Cheers Son
8 Jeff Gordon 91.3 Cheers Daughter
9 Carl Edwards 90.3 Cheers Mom
10 David Reutimann 90.0 Cheers Daughter
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